Megan Roberts’ book “Titcomb, a Mountain of Ski Memories,” has been chosen to receive the 2019 International Ski History Association’s prestigious Skade Award ISHA’s mission is to preserve and spread the knowledge of ski history, as well as increase the public’s awareness of the sport’s heritage, according to a news release from Ski Museum of Maine in Kingfield.

Each year since 1993, awards have been given to authors, journalists, filmmakers and academicians to honor “creative works of history”. According to ISHA, the Skade Award Roberts is to receive is presented for “an outstanding work on regional ski history or for an outstanding work published in book form that is focused in part on ski history.”

Titcomb Mountain is a community recreational area located in Farmington, and this book covers the 80-year history with picture, antidotes and the documentation of the ups and downs of the determined group of people who keep it alive.

There are very few areas still in operation that are totally owned and operated by club members, but the Farmington Ski Club shows that it can be done successfully.

Upcoming book-signing events will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at Spruce Mt. Adult Education, 9 Cedar St., in Livermore Falls, all day Feb. 18 at Titcomb Mountain, 180 Ski Slope Road, Farmington, and from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 19 at Seniors Plus, 8 Falcon Road, in Lewiston.

Roberts will be at the Ski Museum of Maine’s John Christie Heritage Classic Feb. 16 at the Sugarloaf Inn. Her book also is available at bookstores throughout Maine.

Roberts grew up skiing on this slope and spent 30 years in the ski industry, including eight years as manager of Titcomb Mountain. Roberts was the president of the Ski Maine Association and also became the first executive director of the Ski Museum of Maine, with a 2015 induction into the Maine Ski Hall of Fame for her life-long devotion to the sport of skiing. She will travel in April to Park City, Utah, to receive her Skade Award.

For more information, call 778-2964.

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