Skiing in the Mad River Valley, Vermont (Images of Sports Series)

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In 1948, the first skiers to experience the steep and twisting downhill trails of Mad River Glen had to traverse muddy or frozen dirt roads to get to their destination. The warmth of a country inn was a comfort on those cold winter nights and continues as a hallmark of the Mad River Valley today. Even with the condo boom that developed after the opening of Sugarbush on Christmas Day in 1958, little has upset the ambience of the 20-mile-long valley. The valley developed a distinct personality, attracting "ski ...
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In 1948, the first skiers to experience the steep and twisting downhill trails of Mad River Glen had to traverse muddy or frozen dirt roads to get to their destination. The warmth of a country inn was a comfort on those cold winter nights and continues as a hallmark of the Mad River Valley today. Even with the condo boom that developed after the opening of Sugarbush on Christmas Day in 1958, little has upset the ambience of the 20-mile-long valley. The valley developed a distinct personality, attracting "ski bums" who exchanged urban pressures for a laid-back lifestyle that continues today.
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Each year, thousands of avid skiers flock to Mad River Glen and Sugarbush Resort for downhill thrills and the sheer white beauty of nature. Things were not always so easy: In the Truman years, skiers had to brave mud lakes and frozen roads before they could reach their downhill paths. In this Arcadia Images of Sports entry, Mad River Valley outdoor enthusiast John and Ellie Hilferty commemorate the development of a lively resort.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738573656
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 11/1/2010
  • Series: Images of Sports Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 434,520
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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John and Ellie Hilferty fell in love with the Mad River Valley more than 25 years ago. In 2005, they authored The Mad River Valley for Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series.
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