McFarland's Practice Slope
Mount Desert Outing Club
Bar Harbor, ME
1930's - Early 1970's

From the Skier's Guide to New England, these two rope tow areas were located on McFarland's Hill.  There were several trails and a 200 foot vertical drop, located on Mt. Desert Island.  This area operated as late as 1971!  Anybody remember seeing these?

(Skier's Guide to New England)

Open slope--Twenty acres, 75 to 600 feet wide, 15 degree slope.
Vertical drop: 200 feet.
BHOC Ski tow: 800 feet.
Heated cabin, parking.

Mount Desert Island Outing Club Trail
Length: 800 feet, vertical 200 feet

(World Ski Book)
In 1949, a 1330 foot rope tow operated on McFarland's hill. The West Side trail, Stemwinder trail, and the Loop trail provided skiing for novices.

(Maine Skiing Guide)
800 foot rope tow

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