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Item 76134

Flagpoles, 1971 Sugarloaf World Cup Ski Races

Contributed by: Sugarloaf Mountain Ski Club through Ski Museum of Maine

Date: 1971

Location: Carrabassett Valley

Media: Photographic print

Item 20240

Winter Carnival Ski Race, New Sweden, ca. 1935

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society

Date: circa 1935

Location: New Sweden

Media: Photographic print

Item 76140

Ski racing legend, Sugarloaf world Cup, 1971

Contributed by: Sugarloaf Mountain Ski Club through Ski Museum of Maine

Date: 1974

Location: Sugarloaf Township

Media: Photographic print

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Leaving the start gate at the Sugarloaf World Cup, 1971

World Alpine Ski Racing in Maine

Sugarloaf -- a small ski area by European standards -- entered ski racing history in 1971 by hosting an event that was part of the World Cup Alpine Ski Championships. The "Tall Timber Classic," as the event was known, had a decidedly Maine flavor.

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Edith Knight Moulton, ca. 1900

The Arrival of Winter

The astronomical arrival of winter -- also known as the winter solstice -- marks the year's shortest day and the season of snow and cold. It usually arrives on December 21.

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Jacques Cartier snowshoe club, ca. 1925

Les Raquetteurs

In the early 1600s, French explorers and colonizers in the New World quickly adopted a Native American mode of transportation to get around during the harsh winter months: the snowshoe. Most Northern societies had some form of snowshoe, but the Native Americans turned it into a highly functional item. French settlers named snowshoes "raquettes" because they resembled the tennis racket then in use.

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Lacing ski boots, Pleasant Mountain, ca. 1955

Ski Museum of Maine

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Skiers, New Sweden, ca. 1935

Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - New Sweden Athletic Club

Skiing was brought by the Swedes when they settled the Swedish Colony. Children used Swedish snowshoes which are also known as “skidor” (long and…

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General store, Stockholm, ca. 1960

Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Stockholm, Maine

Some people made their own skis. There were many races held for skiing. Other people just skied for fun.