Back when Big Spruce at Stowe had an old sloooow double chair, there was a warming shelter near the top. What was it called?
April 9, 2020
April 9, 2020 at 2:25 pm
Cubco! I had Cubcos on a pair of Rieker childrens’ wood skis as a kid. They were ugly. They also weren’t that good as I remember.
April 10, 2020 at 1:32 am
It was variously known as “The Outlook” and “The Lookout”. Lots of neat history there, including ‘barista’ Allen Allen’s famous PB&J sandwiches, the indoor propane-fired toilet experiment (fail), the gas mantle lamps, and its adjunct “Heartbreak Hotel”, the outhouse. As Spruce Peak Patrol Leader, in the early 1970s, I even moved the Ski Patrol into the untenanted structure. Fail. Lasted two days. Needless to say, the Lift Boss, Carson Moren, was not too happy with my antics!
Bill “Shakey” Hays
April 12, 2020 at 1:43 am
The Lookout warming hut was located at the top of the Big Spruce lift. I searched my Stowe collection for some old photos and found 3 and have emailed them to you separately since I don’t think I can attached them here. It’s funny how old Octagon photos are everywhere but old Lookout photos are very rare. Greg
April 13, 2020 at 10:52 am
It was called the Lookout, which of course, should not be confused with the lift and trail on Mt. Mansfield.
April 13, 2020 at 7:05 pm
I always heard the Outlook. What I have never heard was whether the little cafe at the base of Big Spruce had a name.
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