Interesting article about a special - but contrasting - pair of ski resorts in Vermont. Sugarbush is a commercial venture which began in 1958. Mad River Glen is quite different (and has a single-seater chairlift like Glencoe's to prove it). In the words of Bill Pennington for The New York Times (the article went online today) ...
"... Mad River Glen is akin to a populist movement. Skier-owned, the cooperative’s 1,800 members pay a one-time fee of about $2,000 to join and then must spend at least $200 annually on services or goods at the mountain."
Mad River Glen opened in 1948 - so just a couple of years before Scotland's mountains first saw mechanisation.
Edited 1 times. Last edit at 12.42hrs Thu 28 Jan 16 by David Goldsmith.