October 1936 – Bulletin – Adirondack Mountain Club

October, 1936

Bulletin – Adirondack Mountain Club:

The Conference on Skiing in New York State on December 5, 1936, as announced above, marks an important milestone in the career of the Adirondack Mountain Club. Skiing is looming large on the horizon in the whole territory of the United States that lies in the winter snow belt, or within easy distance of hilly or mountainous snow country. Every year skiing is taking on an added importance in the recreational life of the people – both old and young – that threatens to make skiing become in winter what golf has become in summer. Skiing development in New York State has lagged behind other regions no more favored by nature than is New York, but enjoying the advantage of a somewhat closer proximity to large centers of population and unhampered by beneficent, but nevertheless cramping conservation laws, New York State has been hard put to maintain its natural advantage for enjoyment of the king of winter sports, but wise heads have been studying the problem ever since the Adirondack Mountain Club took the leadership a few years back and created a Committee on Skiing that was made a new standing committee of the club. This committee, under the leadership of Harry W. Hicks, has worked miracles in initiating the skiing idea interest in every part of the State, and it now marks the beginning of a new and promising era that the skiing devotees from these new centers of interest are to come together for consideration of their mutual problems. This whole movement was started by the Adirondack Mountain Club, and it is expected that Adirondack Mountain Club members will be present in large numbers to back up great development impetus that their own club inaugurated.