After a dismal season last year, a Brattleboro ski area run by volunteers has bounced back with thousands of visits and much-needed revenue to help with repairs.
Members of Living Memorial Park Snow Sports Inc. say they need to fund the repairs and a new storage building.
The ski area opened in 1938 and operates on town land, but the town ceased operating the slope in 1995 due to economic issues. The nonprofit Living Memorial Park Snow Sports stepped in a few years later and has been running the business since.
The Brattleboro Reformer reports the volunteers on Saturday were pulling down the lift’s 49 T-bars for maintenance and storage. The lift’s haul rope must be replaced before the next ski season. The estimated cost is over $10,000.