Status: Abandoned For many years, Mt. Tom in Holyoke Massachusetts was best known for everything but skiing. Starting around the 1890s, the...
Status: AbandonedFor many years, Mt. Tom in Holyoke Massachusetts was best known for everything but skiing. Starting around the 1890s, the Holyoke Street Railway Company developed what would become Mountain Park. Around the turn of the century, an elaborate summit building was constructed, serviced by a cable car. The amusement park at the base was expanded throughout the beginning of the century. Overall, Mt. Tom became a well known destination, attracting prominent people such as President William McKinley and future President Calvin Coolidge.
During the middle of the twentieth century, multiple ski trails and rope tows operated on portions of the long Mt. Tom ridge. None of these operations would achieve a fraction of the popularity of the ski area that was about to be developed.