Sat, Jan 28, 2012 01:37 AM
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.