South Pom Fret — A small ski resort in Vermont has announced that it will abolish its name. Suicide SixThis summer, amid growing concerns about the insensitive nature of historical names.
The resort shared those concerns on its website on Tuesday, saying it “is embracing the growing awareness of mental health.”
“The emotions evoked by the word’suicide’can have a significant impact on many in our community,” said the resort’s statement.
According to the resort’s website, the name was originally given because the man who made the runway on Hill 6 joked that skiing a steep trail was suicide.
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According to the resort’s website, a new name for the South Pom Fret ski area near Woodstock, which opened in 1936 and is home to the Fisktrophy race, a competitive skier’s rite of passage, will be announced within a few weeks. increase.
“The Suicide Six ski area has a lasting 90-year heritage, and it’s important to better explain and celebrate why this name is a beloved and vibrant part of the community,” the website said. increase.
This article was originally published in The Burlington Free Press: Suicide Six Ski Resort has announced that it is claiming its name