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Item 18907

Lacing ski boots, Pleasant Mountain, ca. 1955

Contributed by: Shawnee Peak Ski Area through Ski Museum of Maine

Date: circa 1955

Location: Bridgton

Media: Photographic print

Item 18908

Pleasant Mountain ski instructor, ca. 1965

Contributed by: Shawnee Peak Ski Area through Ski Museum of Maine

Date: circa 1965

Location: Bridgton

Media: Photographic print

Item 18916

Aerial view of Pleasant Mountain ski trails

Contributed by: Shawnee Peak Ski Area through Ski Museum of Maine

Date: circa 1960

Location: Bridgton

Media: Photographic print

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Riding the Old Blue chairlift at Pleasant Mountain

Skiing Pleasant Mountain

By the second half of the 20th century, skiing began to enjoy unprecedented popularity. Pleasant Mountain in Bridgton (later Shawnee Peak) was Maine's foremost place to join the fun in the 1950s and 1960s.

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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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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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MMN Image 28612

Presque Isle: The Star City - Growing Up in Masardis - Page 2 of 4

In winter they would go sliding, skiing, and skating. She remembers that her mother would always have a pot of hot cocoa ready when they came in.