The book, Eddy, is a great piece of writing that chronicles an extraordinary story about bigger-than-life, over-the-top movers and shakers in your two valleys. I knew some of the personae, but not all, and most of the events described were new to me.
So it was a great read, full of success and failure, dreams achieved and smashed, elation and tears. And the story is not over, but the period you covered will probably be the most exciting, because it was a virginal landscape, with many strong-willed would-be players with different, opposing visions on what should be drawn on the unmarked palette.
I’ve read a number of mountain resort histories, and yours is the best by far.—Tom Corcoran, Member 1958 and 1960 U.S. Olympic Ski Team, member of the United States Ski Hall of Fame, former president of the Eastern Ski Areas Association, and chairman of the National Ski Areas Association.