New Hampshire Ski Area Celebrates 100th Anniversary

New Hampshire Ski Area Celebrates 100th Anniversary

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New Hampshire Ski Area Celebrates 100th Anniversary

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Few ski areas in New Hampshire have as much historical significance as Storrs Hill. The Lebanon Outing Club, which runs Storrs Hill, was founded in 1923 thanks to Erling Heistad and some local high school students. In 1925, the first ski jump was constructed at Storrs Hill, and ski jumping has remained a core tenant of the experience at the mountain.

Six years later, the first alpine trails were cut, and a lift was installed in 1935. Over the decades, the ski hill has become a pivotal learning location for skiers, snowboarders, and ski jumpers. Mikaela Shiffrin also trained there back when she lived in New Hampshire.

To celebrate its hundredth anniversary, Storrs Hill hosted a variety of events. On Friday, there was a centennial dinner event at the Hilton Garden Inn. On Saturday and Sunday, they had free ski days on the mountain. Saturday featured children’s skiing lessons and night skiing, while Sunday had an alpine race and ski jumping competition.

For those who are bummed that they missed out on free skiing, they have $15 adult lift tickets throughout the winter.

For more details about the ski hill, you can check out some stats and a short documentary on Storrs Hill below.

Mountain Stats: 

Trails: 7

Lifts: 1

Ski Jumps: 50 Meter “Heistad Hill”, 25 Meter, 10 Meter

Vertical Drop: 300′

Location: Lebanon, New Hampshire

Image/Video Credits: Storrs Hill Ski Area, Elise Explores

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