Winter's Days Past
The NYTimes has a nice article about lost Vermont ski areas
and the first one they bring up is Dutch Hill, just across the state line on Rte 8. The article directs you to the New England Lost Ski Areas Project
where you can find a great history with photos of Dutch Hill
Also, the North Adams Historical Society
has a great little display at the History Museum of memorabilia from the slopes including many photos of locals and the wintertime social activities for those who refused to hibernate.
It was there a few years back that I came across a stunning picture of a local woman dressed to kill on a pair of skis from the 40's or 50's. On a little closer examination, I discovered it was my elderly neighbor, Mrs. DeFalco, who passed away just a few month later. It makes you wonder what folks will be looking at 50 years from now.