With the 1930's came the Depression. John Carleton was instrumental in convincing the Civilian Conservation Corps to cut downhill ski trails in the White Mountains, and one, the John Sherburne Trail, was cut from the floor of the ravine to the Pinkham Notch Road. Also built was a skier's warming hut at Hermit Lake. Its roofline was similar to the Howard Johnson's roadside restaurants then springing up in New England, and it was soon nicknamed HoJo's.
"Moderate is not the new Low" - Chris Joosen, USFS Lead Snow Ranger.
Ahhh I get it. I figured it had something to do with Howard Johnson's. Thanks for the link to that article RR.. pretty interesting. I didn't know about Toni Matt and all of that till now either. Man thats a crazy fast time to ski from the summit to Pinkham!!!