Near Woodstock in Windsor County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Site of First Ski Tow in the United States
This ingenious contraption launched a new era in winter sports.
Erected 1984 by Vermont Board of Historic Sites.
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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marianne Gaillard Faulkner (approx. 1.8 miles away); Woodstock (approx. 1.9 miles away); Justin Morgan (approx. 1.9 miles away); Woodstock Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Hiram Powers (approx. 2.2 miles away); Taftsville Covered Bridge (approx. 3.8 miles away); Theron Boyd House (approx. 4.8 miles away); Bridgewater Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodstock.
Also see . . .
1. New England Lost Ski Areas Project: The Ultimate Lost Ski Area!!!. (Submitted on December 24, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Boston.com: Woodstock won the uphill battle. It's about a mile outside of town on Route 12 in picturesque Woodstock, Vt., and if you aren't specifically looking for it, you'll drive right past the birthplace of modern skiing in the United States. (Submitted on December 24, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 24, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 885 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 24, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.