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SKIING IN AMERICA
James Laughlin
December 06, 1954
Skiers and their automobiles crowding against the slopes of Big Bromley Mountain at Manchester, Vt. are a colorful reminder that this week thousands of Americans will try their luck at one of the most thrilling adventures in sport. From the packed trails of the East to the wide-open powder runs of the Pacific ski regions, eager tyros and graceful veterans (next page) will join the greatest armada of enthusiasts in the history of winter sports
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December 06, 1954

Skiing In America

Skiers and their automobiles crowding against the slopes of Big Bromley Mountain at Manchester, Vt. are a colorful reminder that this week thousands of Americans will try their luck at one of the most thrilling adventures in sport. From the packed trails of the East to the wide-open powder runs of the Pacific ski regions, eager tyros and graceful veterans (next page) will join the greatest armada of enthusiasts in the history of winter sports

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Best runs feature packed powder. Taft is expert, Cannon intermediate.

Ski equipment available for rent at Franconia village ski shops. Cost per day for boots, poles, and skis: $3.

After ski entertainment warm and pleasant but on modest scale. Basic unit is fireplace, with some square dancing, pleasant bars, cozy inns.

PAUL VALAR
Valar heads ski school, teaches modified Arlberg to beginner, stem turn, stem Christie and parallel christie classes at $4 per day; $15 for eight group lessons. Private instruction, $15.

MT. BAKER, WASH.

Transportation from Seattle by plane, train or bus 88 miles to Belling-ham, then 56 miles east by car to Mt. Baker. Car is by far the best way to go.

Best season Jan. 15 to March 1, snow from Nov. 15 to July 1.

Package deals do not exist in Mt. Baker area. This is Seattle weekenders' paradise, with Mt. Baker Lodge ($2 for one night in dormitory) only inn near mountain. Other lodgings in Bellingham.

Uphill facilities include 3,890-foot chair lift.

Best runs feature powder and packed snow. Excellent touring for those willing to climb.

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