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MIDWEST LOST SKI AREAS PROJECT

 

LOST AREAS

Annie Wittenmyer Home ??

  • Davenport, IA - northeast Iowa
  • Facebook Post and Comments on Skiers and Snowboarders of the Midwest Group - see post by Chad Mayerhofer

Canton, IA

  • Canton, IA - northeast Iowa
  • possible rope tow at present site of Wildwood Acres Association (seasonal camping)
  • Facebook post - Skiers and Snowboarders of the Midwest Group

Clear Creek Ranch

  • Lansing, IA (highway 9)
  • Ski Iowa - Tourism and Travel Division, Iowa Developement Commission, 1972 (.pdf)

Davenport Country Club

Dayton Del Ski Area

Dexfield Sports Area

  • Dexter, IA
  • v: 200 ft.
  • Ski Iowa - Tourism and Travel Division, Iowa Developement Commission, 1972 (.pdf)
  • More Iowa Ski Areas - Des Moines Register, Nov. 5, 1978, p. 119

Dubuque Ski Club Hill

Duck Creek

  • Davenport, IA - east central Iowa
  • Duck Creek Park
  • skimap.org (0 maps)

Fun Valley

Hickory Hills Ski Slope

  • Waterloo, IA - S. on County Rd. X
  • v: 190 ft.
  • Ski Iowa - Tourism and Travel Division, Iowa Developement Commission, 1972 (.pdf)

Holiday Mountain Inc. (later called Riverside Hills)

Horseshoe Bend

Humboldt Winter Playground (also called Winter World)

Mount Duck

  • Davenport, IA - east central Iowa
  • In 1978 (Skalka): 1 rope tow

Nor-Ski Runs Ski Area

Oak Highlands

Pilot Knob State Park

  • Forest City, IA
  • Ski Iowa - Tourism and Travel Division, Iowa Developement Commission, 1972 (.pdf)

Raccoon River

Riverside Hills - see Holiday Mountain

Scott County Park Rope Tow

Silver Creek

Ski Valley

Ski Villa

  • Waverly, IA - northeastern Iowa
  • In 1978 (Skalka): 6 rope tows
  • Ski Iowa - Tourism and Travel Division, Iowa Developement Commission, 1972 (.pdf)
  • More Iowa Ski Areas - Des Moines Register, Nov. 5, 1978, p. 119

Squaw Creek Park Rope Tow

Sunset

Ted's Ski Hill Area

  • Grimes, IA - central Iowa (one mile S. of Grimes intersection 141)
  • v: 106 ft.
  • Ski Iowa - Tourism and Travel Division, Iowa Developement Commission, 1972 (.pdf)

Veterans' Memorial Ski Hill

Winter World (also called Humboldt Winter Playground; probably also: Winter Playland)

  • Humboldt, IA - north central Iowa (1/2 mile north of Humboldt on Highway 3 (1978) ,3 miles east of Hardy, IA)
  • v: 330 ft. ?? v: 18 0 ft.
  • More Iowa Ski Areas - Des Moines Register, Nov. 5, 1978, p. 119
  • "Three rope tows. Benched cable car on rails for tobogganers."
  • In 1978 (Skalka): 3 rope tows- Humboldt
  • Ski Iowa - Tourism and Travel Division, Iowa Development Commission, 1972 (.pdf)

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Mt. Crescent Ski Area (Crescent Hills)

Seven Oaks Recreation Area

Sleepy Hollow Sports Park

Sundown Mountain Resort

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http://publications.iowa.gov/25143/1/ski%20iowa.pdf

 Map of Present and Lost Iowa Ski Areas created by Lucas Schryver

 

Interesting article from the Daily Times (Davenport, Iowa), Jan. 29, 1955