By Griffen Smith
of the Pathfinder 

New history shown at old Double Arrow ski hill


August 17, 2023


Bob Manchester's three sons visited the ski hill he created in 1938 for new signs showing the hidden history of the site.

Almost 100 years ago, hoards of out-of-state visitors climbed on trains to visit Seeley Lake for its downhill skiing along the Double Arrow Ranch.

The hill, one of the first in Montana's history, recently got a touch up with new signs showing the past adventurers who once came to Seeley Lake just for the rope tow. Children of ski hill creator Bob Manchester joined to see the legacy their family has brought to the area.

"It was the thing to do before World War II," said Kenny Manchester, son of Bob Manchester.

The Double Arrow Ski Hill opened in the winter of 1938, just behind the Showdow...

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