Renegade Ski Area - Crossville, Tennessee

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Renegade ski area was located at the Crab Orchard exit on Interstate 40 in Crossville, Tennessee. Open for nearly a decade from 1969 until 1978, Renegade had a vertical drop of 425 feet. The base elevation of this ski area was 2,700 feet. The terrain at Renegade was accessed using one chairlift, one j-bar, and two rope tows.



Reasons for why this area closed in 1978 aren’t readily known, but it’s safe to say weather trends that weren’t ideal for snow and skiing or perhaps lack of funding may have played a roll in Renegade’s demise.



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In 1967 I heard Dieter, an Austrian ski instructor at Sapphire ski area say that he had a friend instructing in Tennessee close to Nashville (Crossville) so it might have opened earlier(?)
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Article in yesterday's Knoxville News-Sentinel.

www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/Feb/19/the-r ... de-resort/
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I basically "lived" in Crossville for parts of every summer from about 1984 - 1991....how did I miss this during that time?



Will have to read further when I have a bit more time -- makes me laugh that, of course, there's a Looney mentioned in the article.
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A Loonie, eh?



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@teledave 271825 wrote:A Looney, eh?





Fixed that for ya'......it's not Cumberland County, TN, without the name Looney in there somewhere. or Atkinson.
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There's almost always some sort of Loony on every thread on this board.
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@MSDOG 271921 wrote:There's almost always some sort of Loony on every thread on this board.

Huh? For some reason, I felt like I would log on and post after being AWAL for months.....
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@MSDOG 271921 wrote:There's almost always some sort of Loony on every thread on this board.



For some reason, I felt like I would log on and post after being AWAL for a few months!
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@Dracan6 275907 wrote:For some reason, I felt like I would log on and post after being AWAL for a few months!



I know the feeling
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