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Mount Mansfield Ski Patrol history, 1934-2000.
Lindner, Brian,
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Library Call Number Copy Material Location
Vermont Historical Society Library  MSA 254 (cont'd in MSA 255)  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 


Personal Author : Lindner, Brian, collector.
Title : Mount Mansfield Ski Patrol history, 1934-2000.
Physical Description : .75 linear ft.
General Note : Another copy of this collection and some original documents are housed in the Department of Special Collections, University of Vermont.
Summary :

The collection contains photocopies of material relating to the history of the Mount Mansfield Ski Patrol. It includes letters, memoirs and articles documenting the formation of the patrol, as well as rosters, regulations, and information about ski patrol parties. The collection also includes information on individual patrol members, equipment, and accidents.

Reproduction Note : Photocopy.
Location of originals : University of Vermont, Special Collection; Burlington, VT 05405.
Biographical or historical data :

One of the first organized ski patrols in the nation, the Mount Mansfield Ski Patrol was organized in 1934 through the auspices of the Mount Mansfield Ski Club. The Club formed a committee to establish a patrol to cover the mountains and hills surrounding Stowe, Vermont. In 1935 the patrol instituted a rule that all members must pass the Red Cross first aid course. After a skiing fatality in 1936, the committee felt it needed to strengthen the rescue system and chose a ski patrol director, Al Gottlieb, to coordinate the effort. One of his innovations was building a series of nearly 40 caches of toboggans and first aid supplies on the mountains. In 1938 Stowe hosted the U. S. National Downhill and Slalom races where the Ski Patrol demonstrated its professionalism. As a result, the Mount Mansfield Ski Patrol was used as the model for the National Ski Patrol.

Corporate Subject : Mount Mansfield Ski Patrol Vt. History.
National Ski Patrol System U.S. History.
Subject Term : Skis and skiing Vermont Stowe.
Skis and skiing Accidents and injuries.
Geographic Term : Stowe (Vt.) Archival resources.
Genre/Form : Correspondence.
Memoirs.
Electronic Resource : Click here for full text of finding aid.