Open from 1958 to 1969, Bald Knob Ski Slopes were located on Bald Knob, the second highest mountain in the area at over 3,300 plus feet. In 1961, Bald Knob was being billed as the “east’s most southern ski resort.” Knob’s twin mountain, Huff Knob is Winterplace Resort. The ski area was founded by John McKay and Hulett C. Smith.
Operating four rope tows, the ski area offered a 2,100 foot intermediate slope and a 800 foot slope for beginners. Balk Knob Ski Slopes were open 7 days a week during daylight hours and offered limited nighttime skiing.
The original plan for the area was to build a ski lodge, install tows, and other basic construction for around $250,000. Tow fees were minimal by today’s standards, at $3.00-$3.50.
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