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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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Transportation to Portland by all major public carriers, then bus 55 miles to Government Camp, then car or aerial tram to Timberline. Best to go by car.

Best season Jan. 1 to April 1, with snow from Dec. 1 to May 15.

Package deal at Timberline Lodge offers five days' dormitory (no Saturdays), six days' meals, lifts, lessons for $42; or six days' meals and dorm, plus 12 lessons, $71. Other lodgings at Government Camp or motels on Portland route.

Uphill facilities include 3,870-foot Government Camp-Timberline aerial tramway, 5,000-foot Timberline chair.

Best runs feature powder and corn snow, touring for those willing to climb.

Ski equipment available for rent at area. Cost per day for boots, poles, and skis: $2.50.

After skiing most people drive home. For weekends and longer, dancing at Timberline and hotel at Gov't Camp.

GUSTE WEBER
Weber heads ski school in this area, teaching the Swiss technique. Classes are set up informally, according to need. Group instruction costs $2 for a full day, private lessons cost $5.

MT. TREMBLANT, QUE.

Transportation to Montreal by all major public carriers, then daily trains, buses and planes 91 miles to ski area. Car optional but useful if skier stays in St. Jovite, 7 miles from Tremblant.

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