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  March 3, 2003

A Piece of UConn History/Ski Slope - 1967
The UConn ski slope on opening day, 1967.

Picture From The Past - A University ski slope, now in disuse, was opened in the 1960s behind the sheep barn east of Horsebarn Hill. There were two top tows, one for beginners and another for experienced skiers. One of the tows is seen here at the far right in this photograph, which was taken on opening day, February 7, 1967.

[ Photos From University Archives ]
Viewing the proposed ski slope.

On an October day in 1966 President Homer Babbidge (center) visited the site of the planned ski slope. Showing Babbidge the site at left is Lloyd Duff, director of recreation. With them at right is Lee Greif, then-president of the Associated Student Government ('67 B.A. and '71 J.D.).

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