WOODFORD, Vt. (AP) — A mountain in the southern Vermont town of Woodford that is home to a Nordic ski center has been conserved with the help of the Vermont Land Trust.
Dave Newell of the Prospect Mountain Association tells the Bennington Banner people didn’t know what would happen to the mountain if the association didn’t get involved.
The Prospect Mountain ski area started in the 1930s as a downhill ski area with an early rope tow. T-bars were installed in the 1960s, but the area’s fortunes declined in the 1990s.
The owners slowly built up the cross-country business and operated it successfully for several decades, holding on to the property until the community organization was ready to take over.
The mountain has more than 30 kilometers of groomed cross-country trails and other trails.