Vintage Backcountry Skiing

November 6, 2008

AMC members were backcountry skiing pioneers in the early 20th century. By 1928, the organization had a committee and weekly trips devoted to the increasingly popular sport. In the North Country, Pinkham Notch Camp had developed into a popular destination for skiers headed to Tuckerman Ravine, while to the south AMC purchased Cardigan Lodge on Mount Cardigan in 1934.

The footage in this video depicts both AMC facilities circa 1950, evidence that they remained popular even following the advent of the chairlift. This film was likely shot by Anna Eveleth Holman (1892-1969), a long-time AMC member, and is a part of AMC’s archives. Browse all AMC videos on YouTube.


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