19 things you didn’t know about Atlanta’s past

In the 1970s Atlantans hit the ski slopes in Vinings

At Vinings Ridge, a public mini-resort situated behind a condo building, skiers could plow down a 630-foot slope of plastic pellets contained in a 60-foot-wide chute lined with Astroturf. It’s said to have had moguls and an expert-level pitch, and bystanders could watch the fun from a round ski lodge complete with restaurant and bar.