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Hoonah Rope Tow

Early 1970's to Mid 1970's

Name of Ski Area: Hoonah Rope Tow
Location: Near the school in the mostly Tlingit village of Hoonah in Southeast Alaska.
Type of Area: Ski Hill
Dates of Operation: Early 1970's to Mid 1970's
Lifts: Rope Tow
Who Built It?: Unknown
Elevation / Vertical:

This was a small "bunny slope".

Facilities: Unknown
History: Bob Janes mentioned that he got confirmation that a rope tow, likely a portable tow, once operated in Hoonah in the early to mid 1970's.  He plans on researching this ski area more.
Sources of Information:

Bob Janes

Photos: Does anyone have pictures of skiing at the Hoonah Rope Tow (or current pictures of the vicinity) that they would like to contribute to ALSAP ?

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A topo view shows the village of Hoonah in Southeast Alaska.

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A zoomed in topo view shows the area around the village of Hoonah in Southeast Alaska.  This map will be updated when the former location of the rope tow becomes known.

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Research Correspondence 
[Bob Janes - 06 March 2005 email excerpt]

I did confirm that Hoonah had a rope tow operation.  I'm trying to get some information from a school teacher who still lives there, and helped with the operation.  He said it was on a bunny slope, not too far from the school.  It operated during the early to mid-70's.  More on this later, as I hear from back from him.



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