After posting pictures and a report of the fire at the Mount Tom ski area last Friday, i've received many e-mails from people who were saddened to hear the news.
Many recalled the happy times they had spent on the mountain it it's hey-day, one of those e-mails was from CB who was very kind to send me some brochures of the ski area from the 1970s, recalling what a beautiful place we once had atop the mountain (please click on the photo for a larger image).
After looking at these brochures, tell me where in Holyoke can you now have that much fun for those prices?... No!!! Mountain Park has been gone for twenty two years!!!
You will also notice the second scan gives a detailed description of the ski area, in the lower left
you can see the former inclined railroad bed that once connected to the Ski Patrol building (14) the sight of Lower Station which was the beginning point of the Mount Tom Railroad.
A couple of questions concerning the last scan, is that Larry Chesky playing the accordion? and who is that pretty girl ?
Thank you CB for giving us a glimpse of what the Ski Area was like once upon a time.