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Skiing

Manners and Customs, Recreation, Sports, Winter Sports, Skis and Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Seasons, Winter, Woody Plants, Trees Boys on Skis [Two men in matching clothing stand on skis]

Scanned: October 4, 2007


Mrs. Hotchkiss

Manners and Customs, Recreation, Sports, Winter Sports, Skis and Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Seasons, Winter, Buildings, Dwellings Mrs. Hotchkiss on snowshoes and 2 boys on skis in yard of Hotchkiss house [Three individuals pose on snowshoes and skis in front of a house]

Scanned: October 4, 2007


Mont Ripley

Manners and Customs, Recreation, Sports, Winter Sports, Skis and Skiing, Downhill Skiing, , The Michigan Tech Mont Ripley ski area belies its name when seen as above. Taken within the past few days, the photo shows snowless terrain. But it also shows what has been done to the bowl area recently. Virtually all trees have been removed from the depression and the gradual ascent for the skiers under the gentle pull of the tow rope has been deepened and more throughly graded. Atop the hill is an engine house which aids in pulling the skier to the top of the Quincy Range. A portion of the ramp scaffold may be seen at right. It is used for jumping events. This year the area will have four tows in operation. A fifth tow's machinery is on the grounds and may be installed if necessary. [View of Mont Ripley from a different perspective.]

Scanned: November 30, 2007


Skiing

Manners and Customs, Recreation, Sports, Winter Sports, Skis and Skiing, Seasons, Winter, Persons Fred Lonsdorf, Michigan Tech ski coach, believes in starting skiers at the youngest age possible. Here, Fred demonstrates the downhill schussing position to oldest daughter, Lynn. Lonsdorf has done more for skiing in Michigan and the Midwest than anyone else. He truly is the old pro of Mont Ripley and children as well as adults are amazed at the smoothness of the Lonsdorf technique. They clutter around him for tips and advice and probably will continue to do so for some time to come. Fred stresses one point and calls this the best tip he can give any skier or potential racer - "get out and practice." Lonsdorf truly practices what he preaches, because all Lonsdorf coached skiers get plenty of practice and racing experience. [Image of Fred and daughter on the Mont Ripley ski slope.]

Scanned: December 5, 2007


Sports - Skiing

Manners and Customs, Recreation, Sports, Winter Sports, Skis and Skiing, Seasons, Winter, Transportation, Automotive Mont Ripley Skiers - This is just part of the delegation using the Michigan Tech ski facilities in Ripley Saturday and Sunday. The group represents the Vagabound Ski Club of Milwaukee. The photo shows the delegation just before they left the Scott Hotel for Mont Ripley. [The group stands by the bus bearing the Milwaukee-Madison via Highway 30 Badger Coaches - Madison, WIs. logo.]

Scanned: December 6, 2007


Biography - Mr. & Mrs. Elmar Piel

Persons, Seasons, Winter, Manners and Customs, Recreation, Sports, Winter Sports, Skis and Skiing Mr. & Mrs. Elmar Piel ski on Mount Ripley with their daughter, Maria Christina, riding piggyback. [Image of the couple on the ski hill with their daughter on her father's back.]

Scanned: August 8, 2007


Porcupine Mountain Ski Resort

Recreation Area, Resorts, Manners and Customs, Recreation, Sports, Winter Sports, Skis and Skiing, Transportation, Automotive A dozen or more buses frequent the Porcupine Mountain ski area during a weekend. Here a Stockley bus out of Rhinelander, WI rests on the lower parking area while its passengers ski in the Michigan State Park. Ahead of the Rhinelander bus is a Greyhound bus. Between 600 and 1,000 people are on the premises each Saturday and Sunday. [Image of Fred J. Stockley's bus.]

Scanned: August 10, 2007


Porcupine Mountain Ski Area

Manners and Customs, Recreation, Sports, Winter Sports, Skis and Skiing, Seasons, Winter, Persons Department of Conservation's Snow-Cat is a highly adaptable machine. In airplane style it takes its occupants up and over the steepest hills on the Porcupine Mountain ski plot. The two drivers of the cat are shown near the machine, from left, they are Joseph Calabro and Arnold Anderson, both employees of the Department of Conservation. [The two men have a conversation next to the machine. An image of someone looking out of a window of the building in the background can be seen.]

Scanned: August 15, 2007


Mont Ripley

Seasons, Winter, Manners and Customs, Recreation, Sports, Winter Sports, Skis and Skiing, Downhill Skiing, Buildings The glorious snow-covered Mont Ripley area is shown as it appears during Michigan Tech Carnival Week. The time-honored skiing area of the Upper Penisnula, still ranks high as a hill despite its lack of a more pretentious chalet. Probably no area in the U. P. has such a variety of enticements, where the sportsman can choose from so many slopes, gentle and steep. [View of Mont Ripley in winter from the Houghton side.]

Scanned: August 16, 2007


Awards - Trophies

Manners and Customs, Recreation, Sports, Winter Sports, Skis and Skiing, Sports Personnel, These two trophies have been provided by the Michigan High School Athletic Association for the Upper Peninsula Regional High School Ski Meet at Houghton. Shown on the right is the trophy to be permanently awarded to the winning girls team. Seated next to this trophy is Robert Curtis of the Michigan Tech faculty, manager of the meet this year. On the left is the boys team trophy and Fred Lonsdorf, Michigan Tech ski coach, who is also manager of the Michigan Tech Ski area. [The two men sit at a table with the trophies.]

Scanned: August 17, 2007