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Pico’s Antique Ski Race celebrates the history of skiing

On Saturday, March 23, Michael Roussel raced in vintage attire and on vintage wood Northland skis (which have no edges) made of maple in Laconia, NH. Roussel placed second in the wood division and received a special award for the widest baskets on the oldest ski poles in the race, from race delegate Warren Witherell.

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The event was the 10th Annual Vermont Antique Ski Race; the only rule was that racing equipment had to predate the parabolic movement. The race was a fundraiser for the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum and a concluding celebration for Pico's 75th anniversary season.

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This weekend marks the final days the lifts will spin as Pico Resort is scheduled to close March 31, 2013.

Photos by Karen D. Lorentz