Meadow Valley

Martic Township, Pennsylvania

DCSki reader Ray T. came across an article in the Lancaster Intelligence newspaper titled Lancaster’s Ghost Runs, describing some lost ski areas around Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

According to the article, Meadow Valley attempted to create a European atmosphere, including European flags outside its log lodge. The ski terrain was described as “underwhelming,” but ambitious plans from the owners included rock concerts at the impressive lodge, which led to complaints from nearby residents. Meadow Valley reportedly had a rope tow and a Poma lift. Meadow Valley foreclosed in 1974 after warm spells and humid air from a nearby river interfered with snowmaking. The Meadow Valley lodge is now owned by LIFE Ministries, which, according to the Lancaster Intelligence story, has run a counseling center there since 1997.

In July, 2011, Woody Bousquet provided a photo of a ski patch from Meadow Valley.

A ski patch from Meadow Valley. Photo provided by Woody Bousquet.

Reader Comments

Suzette Paes
February 7, 2013
Meadow Valley was the very first place I skied with my high school ski club. I remember making it to the top of the hill and thinking I would never make it down. But it was a fun place to start and provided the base for a life long love of skiing.

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