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John Werner, Scarsdale, NY, is the winner!

Bald Mountain Ski Area is the answer for Number 528 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.

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Monday: Open to the public 1960s

Tuesday: Volunteers integral

Bald Mountain Ski Area was established in 1959 for employees of Potlatch Corporation living in Headquarters. It became public in the 1960s and is leased by the Clearwater Ski Club.

The ski area first had a cotton rope tow powered by a gasoline engine. It now has a 600-foot rope and a 3,200-foot T-Bar. Snow enthusiasts enjoy 140 acres of varied terrain. Elevation is 4,000 feet at the lodge and 4,800 at the top of Bald Mountain.

There is also a day lodge with cafe and rental shop featuring skiing and snowboarding equipment.

Free bus transportation is provided from Orofino which is 28 miles away.

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