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Friday, July 3, 2015

Local Group Pushes For Four-Season Denton Hill State Park

July 3rd, 2015

June6DentonHillMembers of a stakeholders’ committee formed to advocate for the resurrection of Denton Hill State Park as the centerpiece of a broader tourist promotion strategy will reconvene in the coming weeks.

 The committee is working as a liaison with the Pa. Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources. Members see the park as the centerpiece for a broader strategy – open as a year-round attraction and a link to other state parks and attractions in the region. 

Potter County Visitors Association and the Pennsylvania Route 6 Alliance are among the stakeholders. Lyman Run State Park, the expanded Pennsylvania Lumber Museum, and trails in the Susquehannock State Forest are among the other attractions that would be linked.

Consulting firm Moshier Studio of Pittsburgh landed a state contract to study Denton Hill State Park under a plan that would refurbish the ski area and develop other facilities and attractions. Equipment such as lifts, snowmakers, groomers, lighting, safety padding and rentals will need to be either upgraded or acquired in order for skiing to return. State officials have made no commitment to having the ski area open for the 2015-16 season. The park will reopen for two archery festivals this summer, but beyond that it will remain idle for the foreseeable future.

3 comments :

Anonymous said...

If it was feasible and would be self supporting it would have already been done! I for one don't want another multi million dollar tax payer money eater year after year !

Ashley said...

Penn State Extension used the facility for their annual 4-H Camp. The camp was a wonderful success this year after being forced to move around in recent years. I hope some type of arrangement can be made so that the facility can be used year round for other great groups like 4-H. Seems a shame to just let it go to waste.

Anonymous said...

This area is done ..........take a look at Port Allegany, Emporium, Austin, Eldred, Roulette, Galeton, Coudersport .......the people they have moved into the area have no idea what the outdoors is let alone skiing.......