WATCH: The Story of Vermont's Most Historic Ski Area

WATCH: The Story of Vermont's Most Historic Ski Area

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WATCH: The Story of Vermont's Most Historic Ski Area

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“This is a community mountain that has been around for nearly nine decades. So the history is incredible and our community embraces it every day. ‘Bunny’ Bertram and his team kind of started stepping away from Gilbert’s Hill for something bigger and, you know, have a little more steepness to it. They found this area here, which actually was hill #6 on a topography map, and they just looked at it and said, ‘This would be a pretty intense mountain to go down, so hence the name.’”– Courtney Lowe, the President of the Woodstock Inn and Resort 

What do you think the most historic ski area in Vermont is? The surprising answer is the Suicide Six Ski Area in South Pomfret. I did a piece describing their base lodge back in January, but these videos vividly describe the history of the hill. The video below from ABC 22 goes into the first rope tow in the country opening in Woodstock, how the Bertrams chose the spot and the name of the ski area, and how it was one of the critical spots that helped grow snowboarding.

A full documentary that was done by their owner, the Woodstock Inn and Spa, back in 2017 is below…

Image/Video Credits: Suicide Six Ski Area, ABC 22

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