Friday, September 14, 2012
Recommended reading: Lost Ski Areas of the Southern Adirondacks
Like Davis’s two previous books (covering the Southern Vermont and White Mountains regions, respectively), Lost Ski Areas of the Southern Adirondacks methodically details the history of nearly 40 ski areas that once operated in the region. More than just a collection of dates, facts, figures and photographs, Davis’s book chronicles the stories of the people who were involved in and enjoyed these ski areas: the founders, employees, instructors, ski patrol and the skiers themselves.
While Davis had originally envisioned a book encompassing the entire Adirondack region, he soon found that there were simply too many areas to include in a single volume. Therefore, Lost Ski Areas of the Southern Adirondacks includes areas from Ticonderoga to Blue Mountain Lake and Old Forge and south to the Adirondack foothills.
When pressed, Davis concedes that the Northern Adirondacks will likely be the focus of his next book, probably several years down the road. He’s not likely to run out of material anytime soon: Davis estimates there may be as many as 300 – 400 lost ski areas in New York State alone.
Lost Ski Areas of the Southern Adirondacks can be purchased at many local ski shops and book stores, through NELSAP's website, or by contacting the author.
Click here for earlier posts covering Davis, NELSAP, and Lost Ski Areas of the Southern Adirondacks.
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