CARRABASETT VALLEY — Sisters of Skade: Women in Maine Skiing 1870-2017 will begin at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at the Begin Room of the Carrabassett Valley Library.

Skade (pronounced SKAH-da) is an ancient Norse goddess who is closely associated with hunting, mountains, winter and skiing.

The free event is held in recognition of International Women’s History Month, presented by the Ski Museum of Maine and the library, refreshments will be served.

Leigh Breidenbach, a director of the Ski Museum, will give a PowerPoint presentation on the subject of women in Maine skiing from its inception in the late 19th century through the present day. The talk will include historic photos, ranging from recreational skiers to competitive champions.

“Maine skiing is filled with women who made skiing and snowboarding their profession, passion, and a corner stone of family life. The presentation in Carrabassett Valley is only the beginning of discovering and telling their stories. By the end of the evening I hope to be able to collect even more of this important history, ” said Breidenbach in a news release from the museum.

A panel discussion conducted by Ski Museum Executive Director Theresa Shanahan will follow. The panel will include women leaders — both past and present — in several fields of the sport and industry of skiing and snowboarding. To date Kate Punderson, Laurel Lashar and Dawn Pelletier will share their stories and answering questions at this event.

The program is made possible by sponsorship from the Spillover Motel, Norpine Landscape, Gray Marketing, Flourishes Flower Shop,

For more information, email [email protected] or call 265-2023.

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