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April 2011

Tuckerman Ravine

The winter of 1968-69 set a record for snowfall on Mount Washington that still stands today.  Some 566 inches fell that season and much of that snow was deposited in Tuckerman Ravine by the wind.  There was still a reasonable-sized… Continue Reading →

Nelson Bennett

In 1965 Ted Johnson worked at the Alta Lodge overlooking the Alta ski area.  However Johnson had big dreams of starting a new ski area in the Peruvian Gulch and Gad Valley just down Little Cottonwood Canyon from Alta.  He… Continue Reading →

Trivia Week 18

As we approach the end of the lift-served skiing season it’s time to think about a New England tradition:  Tuckerman Ravine.  So this week’s trivia questions pertain to Tuckerman’s.  I’ve included two questions since my original question even stumped the… Continue Reading →


Alta, Utah, began as a silver mining town in 1865.  At its peak in the late 1800’s it had an estimated population of 8000 and about 180 buildings – 26 of which were bars.  Apparently the Utah liquor laws were… Continue Reading →

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