Erin Go Skiing

March 17, 2010 at 10:14 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

On the occasion of St. Patrick’s Day, we pay homage to one of our fallen comrades, Brodie Mountain – aka Kelly’s Irish Alps – in northern Berkshire county.

St Patrick's Day at Brodie Mountain

Brodie was founded by Jim Kelly in the 1960s, just a few years after Channing and Jane Murdock opened Ski Butternut. Kelly ran the ski area for nearly 40 years, before selling his operation to nearby Jiminy Peak. Brodie was soon closed.

Brodie will always be remembered for its fun-loving and laid-back spirit, its Classic New England skiing, and, of course, its devotion to and celebration of all things Irish.

So, on a day so festive that Brodie often literally dyed the snow green, we raise a toast to Kelly’s Irish Alps. You can read more about Brodie, and other ski areas of yesteryear, at the New England Lost Ski Areas Project.

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