This week’s Attic Collection features a Maine ski area that ceased operations in 2010. Big Squaw or previous known as Squaw Mountain at Moosehead Lake started operations in 1963. According to NELSAP, the ski area is one if the largest ski area to close in New England. The vertical drop was 1,750′.
This ski area was remote even by New England standard. This French brochure from 1977-78 showed that the ski area also caterer to French Canadian market in next door Québec and New Brunswick.
The following quotes are my rough transaction of this brochure.
On a clear day the 1,000 meters high Squaw Mountain shadows the beautiful waters of Lake Moosehead.
Over 100 miles of incredible views. There cannot be a better show.
Fourteen milles of terrain on thirteen trails and 510 meters vertical offer skiers varieties ways down, either a long smooth trail or the steep St. Croix.
A 1,800 meters long double chair brings skiers to the summit while two T-bars, a 900 mètres and 800 mètres long service the bottom slopes.
The Squaw Mountain Hotel is a 55 units lodging for families.
There is talk of programs and great conditions. In 1977-78, room were under $20 per person.
Only your imagination can limit your Winter vacations at Squaw.
I would have picked up this brochure at an old Montreal Ski Show and I don’t have any personal experience or knowledge about Squaw. For more information, you should consult the NELSAP site which features some background and historical information about this place.
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