Another Saturday for memories… rain down country, snow here, Snowmaking starts up tonight for the duration w/ Opening next weekend! Many thanks to Brud Folger for the footage from late sixties? Old Valley Crossing look familiar?? Parker’s narration is still spot on. From the stretch pants, to Harry & Martha Baxter & John Christie’s skiing prowess, there is so much to love about this…. Our Mountain. Easy to visualize how many people have felt the same way for the past 60+ years….
We finally got the 16 mm projector set up to have a look at the footage ChipChop had stored in his barn in Kingfield. We are happy to share with our viewers both Channel 17 & world wide. Love the comment about John Christie, who was indeed one of the best/prettiest skiers this mountain has seen over the years… back when there was no such thing as Ego Snow….even Chicken Pitch could be challenging!
Here’s to those who have gone before to make this mountain the skier/rider’s mecca it is. Forever grateful.
Homecoming means catching up with friends, tall tales of old are told, memories shared of past snow adventures with hopes for the ones to come to be as Epic as ever! Here’s some fairly old footage from Spillway cross-cut & summit to 5-side.. I think most of these guys still ski here, I know one still works for the Mtn, tho not in the same position he held back when I shot this 35 years ago…!
Stub Taylor cut trails on Sugarloaf Mtn. as a teenager under the direction of Amos Winter, & went on to be the head of the Ski Patrol for the better part of a half century. [Read more…]
Snow on the way again, hooray, looking more & more like a good old fashioned winter as each week rolls through w/ a bit more white heaven from above! Even if the wind blows a bit Monday, we’ll be skiing corn backside in April with glee, no worries. Speaking of the old days… the sights & sounds of Mid. Watch, Listen & Enjoy, I dare you to hear that sound without it bringing a smile to your face!! Then, Pause at this spot the next time you’re carving down Go-go Line & Look around….. Wonder if the trees still remember all the hooping & hollering that went on there when groomers never ever touched that trail & bumps grew to the size of VW bugs, sometimes, buses…??? It is still a great trail with the longest, steepest, best fall-line in New England, ….just not the same character as when Mid-station was there! Our Mountain. Our Home.