Skiers use a rope tow to go up the hill at Little Alpine in Remsen, north of Utica, in the 1960s. The ski area was free for children and charged out-of-towners one or two dollars. (Photo by Bruce Phelps, courtesy of Don Clemmons)
For 14 years, Jeremy Davis has been using the Internet to hunt for photos and memories of ski areas that closed years ago. He travels to those places, uncovering trails hidden in the woods, abandoned, rusted machinery and lodges that have been shut down for decades.
His most recent quest was the Southern Adirondacks, where he documented 39 ski areas that operated in the past 75 years and then shut down.