Our Past | 1978: Badger Mountain Ski Club prepares for upcoming season

Selected by Karen Larsen

The following article about the Badger Mountain Ski Club appeared in the Nov. 22 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press. Back in those days, the ski hill was open on Wednesday afternoons as well as on the weekend and provided ski instruction. Nowadays the ski hill typically opens the first weekend in January, if snow pack is sufficient.


Hinderer Named Ski Club President

Mark Hinderer was elected president of the Badger Mountain Ski Club at the potluck and meeting of the club Sunday night. Other new officers are vice president Jim Ruud and secretary-treasurer Carol Wittig. Alex Tittle and Chuck Jones were elected to the board of directors.

The club will operate a ski school this season. Greg Marney will be the instructor of the school for all ages. Youngsters from Mansfield will be coming over this year to take lessons at Badger Mountain. The club also hopes to develop, as part of the instructional program, ski races for kids ages 8-14.

The rates for skiing at Badger Mountain will remain the same as last year — $40 per family for the season; $20 per person for the season; and $2.50 per person for a single day.

The ski area will be open Wednesday afternoons, Saturdays and Sundays. The club is hopeful that the ski area will be operating by Christmas vacation.

On Dec. 1-2, there will be a ski swap. As of this date, the site for the ski swap is undetermined. The ski swap affords the opportunity for people to sell, exchange and barter their ski gear to one another. For further information about the ski swap, contact Carol Wittig.