Savage River State Forest Ski Resort - Western Maryland

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Savage River State Forest Ski Resort had a 20 year lifespan from 1940 to 1960. This ski area was 3,300 feet long with a vertical of Savage River opened in January of 1940 with a beginners slalom course and an expert ski trail. Skiers could use a rope town on the beginner terrain, and a car shuttle was used on the expert ski trail.

In addition to the beginner and expert level terrain, Savage River also offered extensive cross-country trails. Savage River State Forest now has 10 miles of cross country ski trails. The area is also now known as New Germany State Park.

If you have any information or photos about this ski area, post here or drop us an email at [email protected]. This portion of the messageboard was implemented so that those who have skied or played at any of the closed ski areas can share their experiences and discuss "old times". Understand that the content shared may not be 100% accurate.
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