Up Cranmore Mountain on the chair lift, circa 1950


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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About E.J.

Artist, researcher, writer, spiritual traveler of this fascinating orb we inhabit, lover of life and all it has to offer. Hi everyone out there in GMG land. My name is Ellen “E.J.” Lefavour (a/k/a “Ejay Khan” – the pseudonym I used during my years as a political activist artist). I moved to Cape Ann in September of 2010, and was thrilled to be invited by Joey to become a daily contributor to Good Morning Gloucester in December of that year. I am a painter, photographer and writer who has lived and worked as an artist for 20 years, since leaving the corporate world in 1990 to pursue my passion. My contributions to GMG will consist of images (either my paintings, photographs, montages or the occasional video) and a little history about the image, called “Did you Know?” I hope to come up with tidbits of information that people don’t already know, or had forgotten they knew. As I am new here, everything is new and fascinating to me, especially the amazing history, so bear with me if I post something that is common knowledge – I’ll eventually come up with something that’s new to you. As an artist, I will also write about the incredible art scene on Cape Ann. Please take a minute to comment on my posts, like them or not, especially if you have corrections or something to add, as that is how I, and all of us, learn. Have a Good Morning Gloucester, and a blessed day.
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8 Responses to Up Cranmore Mountain on the chair lift, circa 1950

  1. Damon says:

    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

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

  4. Ellen says:

    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!

  5. Damon says:

    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.

  6. Mark P says:

    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.

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