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Hint: This Old Chairlift Was the First in This State

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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.

This chairlift, originally built in 1938, was the first in the state, and is now a high speed quad, giving skiers and riders access to the most average annual snowfall of all the area resorts.

The peak this lift goes to is named after a prominent Hollywood icon, who was a primary investor in this Bavarian-themed resort's beginning. Tell us, Curbediverse, what is the name of the resort and the peak? Make your guesses in the comments, and don't forget to send us a tip if you have a photo to contribute.

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