Black Panther Ski Runs including the jump. Stumps are evident.
In 1935, Mr. Burr, along with his father and brother, Wendell, started and operated the Black Panther Ski Area, the first ski area in western Massachusetts. Press release 1935: In the town of Huntington, eighteen miles from Northampton, Massachusetts, is located the Black Panther Ski Center, near the scenic Knightville Dam. Three trails, a large open slope and a jumping hill have been developed on its thirty acres.
Three tows service this newly formed area.
We spent this winter documenting the Black Panther Ski Resort including gps and mapping the total of four tows and six ski trails #hikethehilltowns with the #westernmasshilltownhikers #hilltownhistory #huntingtonma