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Select Board Approves Committee’s Plan to Reopen Mt. Ascutney

Mount Ascutney closed down its skiing operations in 2010 because of slowly increasing financial issues, but skiing may be coming back to the Windsor County mountain.

The possibility arose when the select board, during their meeting Monday, approved a committee’s proposal to reopen the resort. The hill would be nonprofit and the committee spearheading the effort is made up of eight members collectively called Mt. Ascutney Outdoors.

The idea is include the former resort as part of the West Windsor Town Forest, which would foster a reopening of the mountain, with an initial rope tow providing skiers a way to ascend. The rope tow, if approved, would follow the same line as the triple chair, which any skier of Mt. Ascutney is no doubt familiar with.

There are no plans as of yet for the lodge, which was devastated by a fire. Instead Mt. Ascutney Outdoors plans to implement a fire pit and tent for some relaxation and warming after a day on the slopes.

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