The Greylock Glen 1973-74 in Adams was a massive ski area development gone wrong. It was planned as an all-inclusive resort with world class skiing, a golf course, restaurants and more, the financial problems (and law suits) led to it’s demise. The history remains along the Greylock Glenn hiking trail on Gould Road because it was actually constructed and tickets were sold, a cross country ski area and golf course was opened but only for one year. There is ALOT of history from this area, a prime place for any kind of outdoor recreation more than we usually read about. Western Mass has a full history of ski resorts going all the way back to the great depression when the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built so many in our state forests. “The Thunderbolt Trail was and is the most challenging ski trail in southern New England and briefly had its own rope tow. Two rope tow ski areas, Sheep Pastures and the Thunderbolt Ski Area, once graced its lower slopes. Other proposed developments of a tramway up Mount Greylock and later a ski area on Saddle Ball almost came to fruition” from Lost Ski Areas of the Berkshires (also photos and Berkshire Eagle). After a day of hiking Ragged Mountain, we hiked the Glen and this is what we found.

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