Two years ago, the author hiked the overgrown grounds of West Ossipee’s abandoned Mount Whittier Ski Area and wrote about it. But why was the once-prosperous business named for Mount Whittier when it’s actually on Mount Nickerson? After some research and a follow-up hike, this year DuBois found the answer.
From 1949 to 1985, Mt. Whittier in West Ossipee was a skiing destination and off-season tourist attraction with gondola rides to the summit for scenic views of Ossipee Lake and the mountains beyond. A local writer takes a winter hike to the summit to savor memories of the property’s glory days.