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Kandahar Ski Club (Summit Ski Club) - Fenton MI

Address: Foley Rd
City: Fenton
State: MI
Zip: 48430
County: Genesee
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I went out to the site of where Kandahar once stood and the subdivision that replaced it still has the hilly terrain of the ski resort. There are some great old photos at the MILSAP blog, one of them has on bird's eye view with all of the slopes labeled.

From the MILSAP Site

Formerly the Summit Ski Club, the Kandahar Ski Club continued to operate as a private club with public ticket sales through the 1970’s until it was subdivided and became a housing development.

According to businessprofiles.com, the “KANDAHAR SKI CLUB OF MICHIGAN was formed on 1947-12-22 in Michigan by TERRY PEABODY.” Their universal business ID was MI-721122. The company has since been dissolved. Doug Atwater, below, states that the club operated at an earlier location on state land before acquiring the former Summit location. According to a post by “grumpyoldguy” on Liftlines Skiing and Snowboarding Forums, Motor News, the AAA Michigan magazine, in Jan 1962 listed both Summit Ski Club and Kandahar Ski Club. The latter was apparently operating in the Pontiac Lake Recreation Area. On the Satellite map, the most likely location would have been on the north side of a ridge just south of the current modern campsites. The 1961 version of the AAA Winter Sports Fun List sent to us by Casey Buckleitner shows the Pontiac Lake Recreation Area as a ski site for the Kandahar Ski Club with (I think) 5 slopes and 3 tows (it’s hard to read).

The Evening Independent from St. Petersburg, FL, in an article on page 9B of their Nov. 17, 1970 issue listed Kandahar as a new ski area in Michigan, operated as a private club. Neither Kandahar (nor Summit) was listed in the 1971 AAA Michigan Winter Sports Fun List (published in Dec. 1970), perhaps because it was primarily a private area.

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Kandahar Ski Club (Summit Ski Club) - April 2023 Photo Of Subdivision - Hills Are Visible
April 2023 Photo Of Subdivision - Hills Are Visible
Kandahar Ski Club (Summit Ski Club) - April 2023 Photo Of Subdivision - Hills Are Visible
April 2023 Photo Of Subdivision - Hills Are Visible
Kandahar Ski Club (Summit Ski Club) - April 2023 Photo Of Subdivision - Hills Are Visible
April 2023 Photo Of Subdivision - Hills Are Visible
Kandahar Ski Club (Summit Ski Club) - April 2023 Photo Of Subdivision - Hills Are Visible
April 2023 Photo Of Subdivision - Hills Are Visible
Kandahar Ski Club (Summit Ski Club) - April 2023 Photo Of Subdivision - Hills Are Visible
April 2023 Photo Of Subdivision - Hills Are Visible
Kandahar Ski Club (Summit Ski Club) - April 2023 Photo Of Subdivision - Hills Are Visible
April 2023 Photo Of Subdivision - Hills Are Visible
Kandahar Ski Club (Summit Ski Club) - April 2023 Photo Of Subdivision - Hills Are Visible
April 2023 Photo Of Subdivision - Hills Are Visible
Kandahar Ski Club (Summit Ski Club) - April 2023 Photo Of Subdivision - Hills Are Visible
April 2023 Photo Of Subdivision - Hills Are Visible
Kandahar Ski Club (Summit Ski Club) - Dec 1970 Article
Dec 1970 Article
Kandahar Ski Club (Summit Ski Club) - Dec 28 1967 Article On Erosion
Dec 28 1967 Article On Erosion
Kandahar Ski Club (Summit Ski Club) - Dec 3 1969 Article
Dec 3 1969 Article
Kandahar Ski Club (Summit Ski Club) - Dec 6 1967 Article
Dec 6 1967 Article
Kandahar Ski Club (Summit Ski Club) - Feb 1963 Article
Feb 1963 Article
Kandahar Ski Club (Summit Ski Club) - Feb 9 1948 Article
Feb 9 1948 Article
Kandahar Ski Club (Summit Ski Club) - Jan 1961 Guide On Ski Resorts
Jan 1961 Guide On Ski Resorts
Kandahar Ski Club (Summit Ski Club) - Sep 1999 Ad For Subdivision
Sep 1999 Ad For Subdivision
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