We could not have had a more perfect day and celebration for the dedication of the Norm “Pro” Wright
Ski Area on the Dublin School campus Sunday afternoon. After a storm dropped eighteen inches of snow on the slopes just four days earlier, and after many hours of snow grooming and ski lift preparations, the ski area was ready to go!
Over 30 alumni and many parents, students, trustees, and friends attended the dedication and heard from Head of School Brad Bates, sophomore skier Katie Houde ‘13, alumnus and former Dublin coach Nat “Buddy” Bates ’53, and alumnus and former coach John Wight ’64.
The slope came to life within minutes of John Wight cutting the ribbon to open the slope dedicated
in his father’s memory. Children from the age of five through adults in their late 70’s put on their bibs and skied down the new Dublin slalom course. Katie Houde ’13 was the fastest woman and Karl Beck (son in law of Andy Hungerford) was the fastest male down the course. Their names are now engraved on the brand new “Wight Cup”. We hope to make the fun family race an annual event for the larger Dublin family.
We believe that “Pro” would be thrilled to see kids skiing through the woods, testing their skills, and falling and laughing with friends. The slope has already been used twice since its dedication and we look forward to many years of skiing on the Norm Wight slopes! We thank everyone who made the
slope a reality and who helped us dedicate it by visiting this past Sunday.