What seemed to be one of the most synergetic relationships in New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Valley has come to an immediate end.
In an email sent on Monday evening, Ski the Whites’ Andrew Drummond announced that his alpine touring shop would no longer be located at Black Mountain, the small Jackson ski area where Ski the Whites had hosted more than 100 events over the past five years.
“We are thankful for the staff who have supported us along the way,” Drummond wrote. “I couldn’t think of a better place to share the uphill experience.”
Uphill access has been a touchy subject at Black recently, despite the increased awareness that Ski the Whites has created for the ski area. Until recently, Black had offered a $10 uphill ticket, but had threatened to revoke all uphill privileges after noting the number of skiers who refused to fork that amount over in exchange for use of the land.