Skiing in Massachusetts (Images of Sports Series)

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In 1910, the Boston Sunday Herald reported that skiers were swarming over the Newtons, Middlesex Falls, and Blue Hills. The Berkshires provided splendid terrain, and the skiing was inexpensive. This visual history traces how skiing progressed from the pre-tow era of outings on wooded trails and golf courses to the mechanization of the sport. After World War II came massive building, with sophisticated lifts, snowmaking, and all the modern requirements that have kept Massachusetts one of America's winter ski ...
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Overview


In 1910, the Boston Sunday Herald reported that skiers were swarming over the Newtons, Middlesex Falls, and Blue Hills. The Berkshires provided splendid terrain, and the skiing was inexpensive. This visual history traces how skiing progressed from the pre-tow era of outings on wooded trails and golf courses to the mechanization of the sport. After World War II came massive building, with sophisticated lifts, snowmaking, and all the modern requirements that have kept Massachusetts one of America's winter ski states.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738545790
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Series: Images of Sports Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 976,730
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Cal Conniff has been involved with skiing since World War II, as a racer, television sportscaster, ski area manager of Mount Tom, and president of the National Ski Areas Association. In 1990, he was elected to the National Ski Hall of Fame. He has served as the New England Ski Museum president and long-time board member. E. John B. Allen, an academic historian, has published five books and over 60 articles on the history of skiing. For Skiing in Massachusetts, the authors relied on their own collections, the Paul Bousquet archive, and the collections of the New England Ski Museum.
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