THE WAY WE WERE – 1952-2012

The Trenton Ski Club began in 1952, which makes it one of the oldest in the country.

Dick Burton, a young reporter from Rutland, Vermont who had settled in Trenton, wrestled with the difficult adjustment to life away from great northeastern skiing. He spent hours daydreaming of the slopes he left in the north country. One day on his way to lunch, he saw a switchboard operator placing a call to Ten Acres Inn in100 3432 Stowe, VT. What a jolt for his dreaded world!  In hopes of meeting someone who shared his dreams of skiing, Dick lost no time finding out who had placed the call.

The caller, George Kuser, accepted Dick’s invitation to discuss the sport over lunch. After a ham sandwich, a few beers and a most interesting discussion, they decided there might be other skiing enthusiasts in the area. A short story in the sports pages of The Trenton Times reported the ski club’s organizational meeting.


The story drew 30 ski lovers from the Trenton area to unite at the Pennington Road Fire House as the first meeting was conducted. Thus, the Trenton Ski Club was formed and launched on the slopes of success!

Today the membership, 300 plus, consists of novices, experts and first-timers.  Beginning with Opening Night in October, the club meets almost every Tuesday night at 7:00 pm through the ski season, and monthly during the summer.  Check out were we MEET.

Visitors are welcome.