GLENWOOD
REGION

Source: SnowJournal - xskier
SJ Thread
Note: Most data was used without corroboration. Please send any corrections, comments or feedback: to: Joshua Segal

Drive out Rt.240, through Orchard Park. Veer off onto Chestnut Ridge Rd. and straight ahead was Chestnut Ridge Park.

CHESTNUT RIDGE
PARK

Chestnut Ridge Park.had a gas powered rope tow , slope either side, lights for night skiing and all free!

THREE
CLUBS

Further out of town before the hard right turn is the Cole Rd. which takes you up to the Lower East Hill Rd. where the 3 original private ski clubs were; Matterhorn, Sitzmarker and the Buffalo Ski Club, all in a row on the left side of the Rd. (east exposure).

Parking/warming hut (clubhouses) were at the top of the hill: ski down ride up. Each had a rope tow and one or two of them had T-bars. Buffalo Ski Club still exists and the other two are combined to form what is Tamarack Ridge today;(open to the public).

THINK
SNOW

Back down on Rt. 240, heading south and just before West Falls, Ny. was a small clearing (rectangular) up from road on the left hand side adjacent to an older house. This was the owners private property and was probably never open to the public.

"Think Snow " was a slogan they painted onto the rope tow power shack. This short little hill had a western exposure.

GLENWOOD ACRES
SKI CLUB

Continuing on Rt. 240 you will find Crump Rd. on your left just inside the town of Glenwood. Bob Chrone (original founder/builder of Glenwood Acres) owned some land up Crump Rd.(west exposure) and cleared a slope to become the Glenwood Acres Ski Club. In later years he developed what became Glenwood Acres on the right side of Rt.240(T-bar and rope tow) (then two t-bars) ( east exposure) --- now known as Kissing Bridge North.

MURRAY HILL
SKI CLUB

To the exteme right of old Glenwood Acres was Murray Hill Ski Club, now Colden Tubing Hill . In the early sixties there was a small warming hut/chalet off to the left of the base area for the Glenwood Acres Ski Club.

KISSING
BRIDGE

Just beyond Glenwood Acres. on the same ridge , Kissing Bridge was built by Robert James. Both these areas could only be accessed by crossing bridges over the west branch of Cazenovia Creek. Kissing Bridge was named with the intent of building a covered bridge.

CONCORD
SKI CLUB

Just beyond Kissing Bridge (same ridge) was Concord Ski Club ( Kissing Bridge's private ski club) with one T-bar and possibly a rope tow. Of course we all know this whole ridge now as the Kissing Bridge Corporation under the directorship of Mark Halter. Mark was one of the original members of the West Seneca Ski Club (Shneeflocken - Snowflake).

POVERTY HILL
OLYMPUS ONE
SNOW MT.

Snow Mountain was located on the Poverty Hill Rd., off the Lindbergh Rd., which is all off U.S.219; Ellicottville, N.Y. The property was originally built as Poverty Hill Ski Area (opening in +/ - 1967). Years of operation unknown to me. Robert Lambo of Hamilton, Ont. Canada bought Snow Mountain in 1975. T-bar and 'Pony' lift were the uphill service.

GROSTAL
SKI WING
WING HOLLOW

Grosstal, W. Five Mile Rd. Allegany, N.Y., opened in 1963. Lots of problems and setbacks during its existence. Financial problems, chairlift accident-1968, bankruptcy-1969,1970-new owners changed the name to Wing Hollow then on to Ski Wing. The Exchange Bank Of Olean took over in 1974 and leased the place to Ohio interest. Two slope groomers were murdered in 1978, walking in on a late night safe heist that lead a lot of people to believe that it was an 'inside job'. Snow quantity and slope conditions were never ideal to today's standards.

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