Mount Washington ski trails as viewed from air, 1936
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Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media
Through the winter months, the Portland Evening Express ran a section titled “Along the Snow Trail,” which featured ski news and advertisements from around the New England region. This photograph of Mt. Washington in New Hampshire appeared in the paper on December 15, 1936.
Many historians credit Norman Libby of Bridgton, ME in 1905 as the first person to ski Mt. Washington. However, there are alternative theories, crediting a German physician named Dr. Wiskott (in 1899) or the Dartmouth Outing Club in 1913. Regardless, skiers have hit the slopes of Mt. Washington for over 100 years.
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