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The 1941 Lake Placid High School men's ski team.  Peter Roland, Sr, is fifth from the right.
The 1941 Lake Placid High School men's ski team. Peter Roland, Sr, is fifth from the right.

Whiteface honors early ski pioneers

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Seventy years ago today, a group of young skiers climbed Whiteface Mountain to build the first racing shelter at the top of what is now known as Wilderness Trail. Later that day, they came down the mountain to find out that Pearl Harbor had been bombed by the Japanese. Many went on to join the military in the early years of World War Two.

Whiteface will honor the men on Sunday with a special ceremony that will include lectures and historical displays. While most of those pioneers of alpine skiing on Whiteface and that fateful day are gone, their stories and memories live on through their children and friends. Todd Moe has more.

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Todd Moe
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