Tuesday, June 2, 2009

More Vandalism At The Mt.Tom Ski Area

Vandals have struck again at the former Mt. Tom Ski Area, this time burning down one of the small ski huts that was located on top of the mountain near the Tote Road hiking trail.

All that remains is the electrical boxes and switches and some wiring.
The fire also scorched some of the surrounding area, luckily no further damage occurred.
Vandalism has been a problem lately at the former ski area, back in March a fire damaged the old Ski Patrol building at the base of the mountain.

This photo shows the size of the area damaged by the fire.

The fire also burnt a 20 foot patch of land east of the hut.

Electrical boxes and switches lie among the charred remains of the hut.

The knoll where the hut once stood.

Here's a picture that was taken last year of the ski hut located near the old Upper Vista ski trail
on top of the mountain off of the Tote Road hiking trail. The hut burnt to the ground this past week.