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Circle Hot Springs Rope Tow

Early 1950's

Name of Ski Area: Circle Hot Springs Rope Tow
Location: On the ridge to the east of the Circle Hot Springs resort, at the end of the Circle Hot Springs Road, 8 miles south of Central (mile 127.5 of the Steese Highway)
Type of Area: Ski Hill
Dates of Operation: Early 1950's ?
Who Built It?: Unknown
Base/Top/ Vertical Drop:

Base: ~500' / Top: ???' / Vert: ???' (unknown)

Lifts: Rope Tow
Facilities: Circle Hot Springs resort
Miscellaneous: The exact location of the rope tow is still being researched.
Sources of Information:

Roger Evans

Photos: Does anyone have old pictures of skiing at Cirlce Hot Springs (or current pictures of the vicinity) that they would like to contribute to alsap ?

~  MAPS  ~

This topo map, from 1975, shows the area around Circle Hot Springs.  The estimated location of the rope tow and ski hill would be to the east (southeast) of the resort.

(click on this map to expand it)

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Research Correspondence 

[Roger Evans - October 28, 2004 email excerpt] 

Circle [Hot Spring]'s [ski hill] was on the ridge just east of the springs.  I remember the clearing, and I think there was a rope tow.  Maybe even in the early 50's.



Do you have further information, stories or pictures that you would like to contribute about this ski area?