Up Cranmore Mountain on the chair lift, circa 1950

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North Conway, New Hampshire, circa 1950. She doesn’t look like a skier to me. Beautiful state of the art chair lift for the time. Go girl, and don’t lose the hat! Have fun Joey and family.

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  • It is not a chair lift. It is Mt Cranmore’s one of a kind skimobile which was still operating the last time I skied there (around 1959)
    see: http://www.cranmore.com/winter/resorthistory

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  • Damon – Here is a comment posted on my Facebook Page from D.J Tardiff: “He (Damon) is correct, now they have a tubing park, a high speed quad, a half pipe and a roller coaster. Hans Schneider would be pleased. I am sure Damon skied with him.” Say you Damon?

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  • A report from Janet’s father, David Crary: “I think she has a hat with built-in-ear flaps and they are sticking out; the skis were carried beside the seat lengthwise.” Mr. and Mrs. Crary were skiing there in those days 60+ years ago. They must have been hotties, and they still are. I love them both and enjoy my visits to Eastham to see them. They still run a rental cottage business business on their property, which is extremely quiet, natural, and reasonably priced: http://www.hidden-village.com/ My advice is to GO THERE.

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  • This is where I learned to ski on a CYO field trip with Fr. Berube from st. Thomas in Wilmington. Can’t believe that was fifty years ago, as it seems like yesterday. Still love to ski. Thanks for the memories!

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  • I did not ski with Hans Schneider, but I was a volunteer ski patrol person up the road at Tuckerman’s Ravine. My home turf was first Mad River Glen, then later after we all built a cabin in Franconia, Cannon Mountain. I have not skied, except a little cross country, in years.

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  • As of two years ago they also had the oldest double chair in NH running off the back side of the mountain. People must have had small butts back then because I could barely fit on it with my 6yr old son.
    Check out New England Lost Ski Area Project (NELSAP) for hundreds of old ski area photos.
    Mark

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