Stowe’s Mt. Mansfield Ski Patrol Turns 75

By AlpineZone News |
Jan 15 2010 - 03:04 PM

STOWE, Vermont — On January 16, 1934 the Mt. Mansfield Ski Club (MMSC) was legally incorporated with a charter that stated the club was to promote ‘good health’ and all other facilities for winter recreation in Stowe, Vermont. Thus was laid the beginnings of the Mt. Mansfield Ski Patrol (MMSP), which remains as the oldest ski patrol in the United States.

The MMSP led to the creation of ski patrols across the country, which led to the creation of the National Ski Patrol. During World War Two the National Ski Patrol was the driving force behind the formation of the famous 10th Mountain Division – the only ski troops fielded by America during World War Two.

To read more about the storied history of the Mt. Mansfield Ski Patrol please visit this link
At the bottom of the web page you’ll also find a downloadable PDF containing the full story and photos by author Brian Lindner and a tribute video filmed this week at Stowe Mountain Resort.