Each issue of SeniorsSkiing.com has a picture to help test your skiing knowledge. The pictures are from collections in a variety of participating ski museums, which we encourage readers to visit.

This picture, submitted by The New England Ski Museum, shows a chair that serviced a New England area in the 1950s. It was the upper of two lifts that, combined, providing more than 1000′ of vertical. The area closed in the mid-50s. What was the name of this short-lived ski area?

The first person to submit the correct answer to [email protected] wins a yet to be determined, but skiing-related prize. Note, only answers sent to that address will qualify.The correct answer and the name of the winner will appear in the next issue of SeniorsSkiing.com.

Unfrtunately, there were no correct answers to the last Test Your Skiing Knowledge quiz. Perhaps the answer was a bit arcane. Nonetheless, it is quite interesting.

Source: New Mexico Ski Museum and Ski Hall of Fame

The man in the middle is Bruno Hans Geba, and he’s shown instructing two coeds from the University of New Mexico at Sandia Peak Ski Area in 1968. Several readers thought it might be Ernie Blake at Taos, probably because the image was submitted by the New Mexico Ski Museum and Ski Hall of Fame. Geba was born in 1927 in Salzburg, Austria. After World War II, he received bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in medical science, psychology and physical education from the University of Vienna. In 1955 he was invited to the US to serve as a consultant for the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies. At about the same time, he received his American doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Colorado. While in Aspen, he trained the U.S. men’s and women’s Olympic ski teams and coached the International Professional Ski Racers Association. In 1966 he started a private psychotherapy practice in San Francisco; later becoming a professor at San Diego State University. He retired in 1992, moved to Hawaii. and passed away there at age 74.



Source: New Mexico Ski Museum and Sk Hall of Fame


  1. Thorn Mountain…..Jackson NH

  2. Gregory Zoll says:

    Thorn Mt., Jackson, NH the wooden truss towers give it away !!

  3. bill jenks says:

    Looks like Cranmore in North Conway NH

  4. Looks like Mt Washington from the northwest. I’ve never skied Cannon or the other Mts. north of Waterville and Loon along I-93. Is Mittersill still open?

  5. P R Doucette says:

    F Michael Bannon is correct. It is a picture of Thorn Mountain. What’s interesting is that technically the summit of the lift (I recall it having two sections, a lower and an upper) was actually on Middle Mountain. Thorn Mountain was developed late as Tyrol (now closed). I recall the summit tower had two spot lights that you could see at night from the the center of Jackson. Although in operation long before snow making, one of the nice things about Thorn was that much of the terrain was open pastures (now totally overgrown and filled with vacation homes).

  6. yep – no doubt about it, it’s the view of Mt Washington from Jackson.
    altho i never did ski on Thorn or Tyrol, did have quite a few days on Black Mtn

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