Mattaponi Ski Area - Croom, Maryland

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adm1n
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Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:53 am

In the 1960’s there was a ski resort just minutes from the nation’s capital, Mattaponi. Mattaponi was a mere 30 minutes from Washington, DC.



Located in Croom, Maryland, Mattaponi was a great ski hill for beginners. Mattaponi featured two tractor powered rope tows, one around 400 feet and the other around 800 feet. Employing the use of floodlights allowed the folks at Mattaponi to extend their snow hours and stay open during the evenings. Initially, the ski area operated solely on natural snow, but then added snow guns to supplement mother nature. During the summer of 1967 a warming hut and ice skating rink were constructed at the top of the hill.



Summertime activities at Mattaponi included fishing, boating, tennis, horseback riding, and the area even served as a landing point for sky diving groups.



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