Speaking of old memories, the Statesman article about Pinto reminded me of something I've been meaning to let you in on.
Remember the old Elmore County "map" you posted a couple of years ago that showed a Bennett Mountain Ski Area?
Well, the day that Tim Woodward interviewed him to start the research for the article, I was talking with Pinto about the old days. I asked if he remembered anything about a ski lift at the old Dixie Inn.
He said that Bud Tarwater, who ran Dixie for years, did have an old rope tow, powered by a tractor, that would pull people up the ridge toward where the Andrson turn-off is now and they couild ski down to the bar.
I vaugely remember seeing people skiing on the ridge when we would go up and sled down the old Dixie Hill.
Anyway, that may have been the mysterious "Ski hill" on the placemat.