It was a glade originally when first planted. The whole area was burned out. When it grew back it was just luge chutes through the pines, not much fun then, or now. It's way too flat for a glade if you ask me. Keep it grown in as a wind barrier.
Actually "Echo Woods" was blown down completely in the 1990s by a severe windstorm. I remember all the trees blown down and laying flat like matchsticks. Maybe it burned after that? Worthless to ski anyway except for the kiddies.