Get ready to experience chills as you approach this magnificent ski resort that has been abandoned on the Maine/New Hampshire border and has been closed since the early 1980s.
Business comes and goes, but when it comes to ski resorts, there’s always always a new person who thinks it can succeed. However, such is not the case with the Evergreen Valley Ski Resort, which is situated deep within Stoneham, Maine’s forests and appears to have been taken as a model for the next spooky Stephen King book.
The Evergreen Ski Resort reportedly had a booming business in the 1970s, offering a variety of routes, close-by hotels, snowmobile trails, and more, according to newenglandskihistory.com. The resort sponsored a popular folk festival throughout the summer and had a marina at Kezar Lake and a neighboring golf course. But all of that positivity was short-lived; by 1982, the Evergreen Ski Resort was permanently shuttered.
Since then, there have been several new owners and unsuccessful attempts to maybe revive the resort. Early in the 1990s, chair lifts were removed from the location; today, all that is left is an abandoned pool and a base lodge that would make horror movie buffs drool.
#1 Do you recall the Overlook Hotel sequences from The Shining?
#2 It’s similar to that, but this is real life
Marshall Mountain, a private ghost resort that is still accessible to the public and is within a 15-minute drive from Missoula, is possible because of an agreement between the land’s current owner and Missoula Parks and Recreation. The old resort’s slopes provide open skiing as well as glided courses with a 1,900- foot elevation drop. Skiers with advanced skills can continue up the ridgetop to reach adjacent peaks in the Rattlesnake Mountains with steeper slopes and wide bowls.
#3 Skiers used to go to the Bislingen mountain lodge in Norway frequently in the 1970s, but it was closed down six years ago
#4 Now, snow is piling up against the external wall as ice pushes its way through broken windows
#5 The icy landscape is reclaiming the ski lodge
#7 After scaling the peak, 54-year-old photographer Svein Nordrum had to endure minus seven degrees Celsius
The lodge was covered with snow and ice. I had to carefully watch my step. It’s a bizarre location, and it’s really chilly
#9 The photographer said, “What’s left is a pretty odd empty edifice”
#10 It appears like the mountain is gaining control. Snow is progressively covering the entire area
#11 A small café was once located at the lodge in Norway, but it closed in 2008
#12 There are currently plans to transform the lodge into a 40-meter-tall hotel, but not everyone is pleased
#13 There are conflicting opinions on the redevelopment, according to Mr. Nordrum. Some people believe it would ruin the scenery
#14 It would be beneficial, he said, “to turn this lovely spot back into a well-liked hideaway”
There are several abandoned ski resorts around the country. The majority have almost unrecognizably changed over time, their abandoned slopes being gradually engulfed in the forest as time goes on, while those that are skiable, for the most part, remain private property. However, a few of these abandoned resorts are accessible to the general public and provide a distinctive ski touring experience that combines the convenience of resort courses with the undeniable allure of the backcountry. Here are six of the top ones from all throughout the nation.