Call for proposals for Denton Hill State Park in Fall 2022
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marzNC - DCSki Supporter 
October 9, 2022
Member since 12/10/2008 🔗
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Remember Denton State Park?  PA State Parks is once again hoping to find a partner to re-open the slopes.  This time the idea is to create a 4-season "recreational operation" from the start.  Proposal deadline is early January 2023.

DCNR again seeking proposals for Denton Hill State Park

djop
October 9, 2022
Member since 03/18/2002 🔗
343 posts

Heh.   They even moved the archery shoot to Sawmill. 

oldensign - DCSki Columnist
October 10, 2022
Member since 02/27/2007 🔗
499 posts

They get a ton of snow.... but it is nowhere near any large city that could draw people.

Love to see it reopen.  

djop
October 10, 2022
Member since 03/18/2002 🔗
343 posts
Nothing is stopping us from popping up there with XC, tele or AT skis. 
wfyurasko - DCSki Supporter 
October 10, 2022
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That's got to be at least 100 miles by car from State College. Williamsport is a little closer, but that's not that populated either. How much vertical drop was there?
superguy
October 11, 2022 (edited October 13, 2022)
Member since 03/8/2018 🔗
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I believe it's 600', so similar to Roundtop.

Sawmill north of Williamsport was only 515'.

State's going to have to sweeten the pot up there as you said, there's nothing around it. They're not going to get much investment from the lessee as it won't be their stuff. So the state's going to be footing the bill for most investment, similar to LM. And as we see there, not much changes.

wgo
October 11, 2022
Member since 02/10/2004 🔗
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DCSki Lost Ski Area link for Denton here:

dcski.com

Not a ton of vertical, but a fair amount of snow for the area and a steep run (tho I suspect the "66 degrees" is actually a 66% grade)

danimals
October 13, 2022
Member since 03/19/2019 🔗
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wgo wrote:

DCSki Lost Ski Area link for Denton here:

dcski.com

Not a ton of vertical, but a fair amount of snow for the area and a steep run (tho I suspect the "66 degrees" is actually a 66% grade)

 I had family that lived nearby, and while the vert is short, There is little runout, and one of the trails is about a mile long. Its an enjoyable area for sure.

wgo
October 13, 2022
Member since 02/10/2004 🔗
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 Would have loved to check it out when it was open, but coming from central Virginia it would have been a long drive.

danimals wrote:

wgo wrote:

DCSki Lost Ski Area link for Denton here:

dcski.com

Not a ton of vertical, but a fair amount of snow for the area and a steep run (tho I suspect the "66 degrees" is actually a 66% grade)

 I had family that lived nearby, and while the vert is short, There is little runout, and one of the trails is about a mile long. Its an enjoyable area for sure.

djop
October 18, 2022
Member since 03/18/2002 🔗
343 posts

The surrounding trail system looks pretty sweet.       Hmm, have hardtail, might travel. 

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