WATERVILLE VALLEY — The Rey Center winter lecture series, titled "Infatuated with Snow," kicks off with a documentary film that covers an amazing story that has unfolded over the past 100 years. The program will take place at the Rey Center on the second floor in Town Square on Friday December 27 at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a panel discussion
Passion for Snow is based on a 2010 book by the same name by Dartmouth College graduate Stephen Waterhouse, class of 1965. The documentary explains how the college and many of its alumni have contributed to virtually every aspect of the formation and continuing developments in today's $25 billion snow sports industry. Highlights include a segment on U.S. Ski Hall of Fame member Tom Corcoran discussing founding Waterville Valley; and Olympic gold medalist Hannah Kearney discussing her win in the World Cup while enrolled at Dartmouth. The film will be shown in the Margret and H.A.
Fee for this lecture is $10 per person. All proceeds support the Rey Center art, science and nature education programs.
The "Infatuated with Snow" winter lecture series also includes: Over the Headwall: The Ski History of Tuckerman Ravine by Jeff Leich, Executive Director of the Ski Museum in Franconia presented on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 7 p.m. Getting to Know Snow by Mary Stampone, Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire State Climatologist presented Friday, January 17, 2014 at 7 p.m. Moose on the Edge by Kristine Rines, TWS certified wildlife biologist with the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department held on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 7 p.m.