Skiing in the Catskill Region

December 2, 2013|
Skiing in the Catskill Region
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Arriving by train to Phoenicia, New York, in the mid-1930s, downhill skiers first discovered the snowy trails of Simpson Ski Slope. Soon after, many Borscht Belt hotels were offering skiing and skating as ways to fill rooms during cold winter months when crowds thinned. In the high central Catskills, where abundant snowfall was a big draw, many abandoned rooming houses were commandeered to serve as base lodges for fledgling ski areas. In addition to farming and logging, skiing became an important industry to the area. People found steady employment in dozens of new areas sprouting all over the mountains. Downhill skiing is just part of the region�s history. Ski jumping, racing, ski clubs, fashion, and colorful personalities were all part of the experience.

Title:Skiing in the Catskill RegionFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 2, 2013Publisher:Arcadia Publishing Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1439642567

ISBN - 13:9781439642566

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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