9 December 2016 — New Hampshire-based NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com reporting on an unusual plan that could be the Granite State’s first completely new ski area “development” in over 40 years. According to NESI the Nashua Planning Board unanimously approved the proposed Gateway Hills Ski Slope, to be built on Innovative Way, a tech/industrial campus in Nashua. The plan is to build two slopes served by a carpet lift, and in lieu of snowmaking, to use snow plowed and trucked in from the nearby parking lots. I am not making that up. Sounds crazy, but who am I to judge? Kids these days aren’t climbing hills at local golf courses, so maybe this is just what the doctor ordered to give a shot in the arm to a flatlining sport…FIS World Cup action on tap for this weekend, ladies move to Sestriere, Italy while the men are sticking around in Val d’Isere , both will be competing in tech events. Let’s see if the Frenchmen can repeat their terrific showing in the GS from last week…headed to Sugarbush VT this morning, back with a full report of weekend news Monday.
Photo above courtesy Federation International de Ski; Mathieu Faivre tops the podium in Val d’Isere last weekend for an historic French win