Ski Area Operator, Author, Story-Teller, Outdoorsman, and Hardy Mainer.

Credit: Jamie Walter
Credit: Jamie Walter

Maine ski legend John Christie, 79, unexpectedly passed away on Monday, May 9th.  He was a former owner of Saddleback Mountain, former GM of Sugarloaf and Mt. Snow, an inductee to Maine’s Ski Hall of Fame, raconteur and industry veteran.  Click here for the Bangor Daily News story. just published a new article by John about his rediscovery of Nordic skiing and his love of the solitude of winter trails.  He competed in cross-country as a Bowdoin ski team member in the 50s only because it was required as a four-event collegiate racer. After many years away from Nordic skiing, he found the new technology and the peaceful pace to be appealing. “I was struck that without the need to better your competitors, you could actually ski along at a leisurely pace and even enjoy the serenity and the scenery and the exhilarating fun of being out in nature on a crisp winter day,” he wrote.

We were very proud to have John Christie contribute to He will be missed.




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