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Killington book signings

Thursday & Friday, Dec. 29 & 30 - KILLINGTON - Award-winning Vermont author Karen D. Lorentz will be at Killington Sports at Snowshed on Thursday, December 29 from 2 to 5 p.m. to sign copies of Killington, A Story of Mountains and Men. She will also sign books at the Route 4 location of Killington Sports on Friday, December 30 from 4 to 7 p.m. The Killington book is an expanded, limited second-edition hardcover that traces the story of Killington's first fifty years.

Purchasers of the Killington book will also receive a complimentary copy of The Great Vermont Ski Chase, and Lorentz will personally inscribe them as well for gift giving or a personal keepsake.

Destined to become another collector's item with skiers and riders as well as those interested in ski history, the coffee-table sized Killington book features 364 pages with 40 pages of color photography and more than 200 black-and-white images of the area's history, pioneers, workers, programs, skiers and riders.

Lorentz's in-depth research features interviews with many of the resort's founders, board members, general managers, and workers as well as present-day management for a firsthand account of how Killington became one of the top ski areas in the country with a national and international reputation for snowmaking.

Lorentz has been writing about Vermont skiing and the ski business since 1979 and has published eight books, including the Ski Chase, a guide to Vermont ski resorts which won a Harold Hirsch award from the North American Snowsport Journalists Association. In 2006, she became the first (and still only) woman to be awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Ski Journalism from the International Skiing History Association.

For more information, or to reserve a book (requests for inscriptions accepted) if you cannot attend a signing, contact Killington Sports at 422-6800.

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