Skiing has a long and storied history here in North America, and any die-hard skier can tell you all about the history of their local hill. We're putting your skills to the test with a new series called Skispotter. Each week we'll bring you an old-timey photo of a ski lift, ski area, or historic building and you- dedicated ski buffs- will guess where it's from. Have an old photo you'd like us to use? Drop us an email, we'd be ever so grateful.
Built in 1940, this lift gained national attention for being the "longest and highest in the world" at that time, hanging at 2,030 vertical feet.
The resort at which it resided opened in 1937, and is considered the primo ski area in this state. The single lift- this photo is circa the early 70s- was torn down in the mid-80s, and replaced by a high-speed Dopplymayr quad in 2011.
Tell us, Curbediverse, what is the name of the ski resort, and what is the name of the original single chairlift and mountain upon which it resided? Enter your answers in the comments section, and if you have a vintage ski town photo you'd like us to share, send it thisaway.
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