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Near Woodstock in Windsor County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Site of First Ski Tow in the United States

Woodstock, Vermont

 
 
Site of First Ski Tow in the United States Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, December 24, 2011
1. Site of First Ski Tow in the United States Marker
Inscription.  In January, 1934, on this pasture hill of Clinton Gilbert’s farm an endless-rope tow, powered by a Model “T” Ford engine, hauled skiers uphill for the first time.
This ingenious contraption launched a new era in winter sports.
 
Erected 1984 by Vermont Board of Historic Sites.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1934.
 
Location. 43° 38.824′ N, 72° 32.436′ W. Marker is near Woodstock, Vermont, in Windsor County. Marker is on Barnard Road (Vermont Route 12) one mile east of Pomfret Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodstock VT 05091, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paul Revere Bell (approx. 1.8 miles away); Marianne Gaillard Faulkner (approx. 1.8 miles away); Historical Marker (approx. 1.9 miles away); Stone Turnpike Marker (approx. 1.9 miles away); Woodstock (approx. 1.9 miles away); Justin Morgan (approx. 1.9 miles away); Woodstock Civil War Memorial
Wide-View of the Site of First Ski Tow in the United States Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, December 24, 2011
2. Wide-View of the Site of First Ski Tow in the United States Marker
Looking toward Gilbert's Hill, the site of the first ski tow. Located just outside of the village of Woodstock, it is not far today's ski resorts in Killington and Stowe.
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(approx. 1.9 miles away); Hiram Powers (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodstock.
 
Also see . . .  New England Lost Ski Areas Project: The Ultimate Lost Ski Area!!!. (Submitted on December 24, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 24, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,068 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 24, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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Jul. 3, 2022