Bald Hill Ski Bowl

Ski Bowl PatchThe Bald Hill Ski Bowl in Farmingville was opened in 1965.  Bald Hills Ski Slope was 344 feet tall.  The Ski Bowl was 74 acres located on the northwest part of North Ocean Avenue, now know as the Brookhaven Amphitheater off Bicycle Path.

Bald Hill Ski Bowl was the largest ski area to ever operate on Long Island. Operating from 1965-1980, this area had Long Island’s only overhead cable lift, a T-bar, as well as two rope tows on a vertical drop of 200. The parking lot for the area was on the top, and there was minimal snowmaking. Many Long Islanders learned to ski there.

While the exact reason for closing is not known, changing weather patterns and a lack of snow certainly played a role. The winter of 1980 was one of the least snowiest.