Sugar Hill in Grafton County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
First Ski School in America
In 1929, on the slopes of the hill to the east, Austrian-born Sig Buchmayr established the first organized ski school in the United States. Sponsored by Peckett's-on-Sugar Hill, one of the earliest resorts to promote the joys of winter vacationing in the snow, the school provided an initial impetus to the ski sport America knows today.
Erected by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 073.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Industry & Commerce • Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1929.
Location. 44° 13.531′ N, 71° 46.125′ W. Marker is in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire, in Grafton County. Marker is at the intersection of Sugar Hill Road (New Hampshire Route 117) and Lovers Lane, on the right when traveling south on Sugar Hill Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sugar Hill NH 03586, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Franconia (approx. ¾ mile away); Iron Furnace (approx. ¾ mile away); 1889 Iron BridgeStone Iron Furnace (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fanny’s Little Playhouse (approx. 4.2 miles away); Willowdale Settlement (approx. 4.2 miles away); Frances Glessner Lee (approx. 4.4 miles away); Old Coal Kiln (approx. 4.6 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 436 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 3, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.