If the ski and clothing sales, lift ticket deals, and entertainment aren’t enough to draw you to the Boston Ski Show this weekend, here’s another incentive. Author Mary Kerr will be signing copies of her hot-off-the-press book, “A Mountain Love Affair: The Story of Mad River Glen.”
Mad River isn’t just a ski area, it’s a cult, and Kerr’s book captures the personalities that made it so. “I used other people words to tell the story” Kerr says. “These people are stark raving mad for Mad River.”
The quirky 60-year-old Vermont ski area (no snowboarding allowed) is famed is for its slogan—Ski it if you can—as well as for being cooperatively owned and for replacing its iconic single chair with not a high-speed quad, triple, or even a double, but with an anachronism, another single.
Kerr’s collection of stories, memories, and vintage photos is a must-have for Mad River fans or anyone with a keen interest in skiing’s heritage. It’s a bit hefty for a stocking stuffer, but would make an especially nice present under the tree this season, one made even better if personalized and signed by Kerr. She’ll be signing books Friday afternoon and Saturday at Mad River’s booth. Be there if you can.