Back when I was a kid in the 1950’s, the Ward Hills Ski Area was operating each winter with ski lifts and hills galore. Later, Camp Martin Johnson purchased the area to enhance its winter programs. Now its largely overgrown.

I always liked coming down that road as it curve around the ski area. It was a wide curve and each way I glanced out the car window to take in the magnificent site. Does anyone know when Camp Martin Johnson purchased it?

What kind of winter programs, outside of skiing, took place there when the camp owned it? Did they utilize it during other times of the year? I would think, that to purchase this area, and then later lose the camp, there must have been some operating money in the budget to save the camp itself.

Maybe former campers can fill in the blanks? Another good question might be to ask, just who was Ward Hills?