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NORWICH Book Signing
Monday, 15 January 2018 16:07

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 12, 2018

Contact: Greg Morrill

Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum

(802) 253-9911

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Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum Hosts “Norwich” Book Signing

STOWE, VERMONT— Did you know that Norwich, Vermont, has produced more Olympians per capita than any other place in the country? With roughly three thousand residents, it has sent an athlete to almost every Winter Olympics for the past thirty years—and three times that athlete has returned with a medal!

New York Times sportswriter Karen Crouse was so intrigued by that fact that she moved to Norwich to see what makes it so special and discovered a culture that’s the opposite of today’s hypercompetitive schoolyard. Now she has written her first book: “Norwich: One Tiny Vermont Town’s Secret to Happiness and Excellence” examining the story behind how the town nurtures athletic prowess in its children.

The Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum invites the public to a book signing event for “Norwich” on Thursday January 25th from 6:00-8:00PM in the Museum located at One South Main Street in Stowe, Vermont.

Karen Crouse is an award-winning sportswriter who has been on the staff of The New York Times since 2005. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where she competed on the women's swim team while majoring in journalism and physical education. 

Norwich” starts by telling the story of 1960 Olympic silver medalist Betsy Snite and her sister Sunny who were driven by their ultra-competitive father. Crouse then goes on to describe how more contemporary Norwich Olympians have thrived with less judgmental parenting. The list includes ski jumpers Mike Holland and Jeff Hastings, mogul skier Hannah Kearney, and snowboarder Kevin Pearce. Crouse writes about why “the Norwich way” can thrive in any community in which the values of participation, sportsmanship, community and fun are upheld.

At the free event on January 25th Karen Crouse will present the story of “Norwich” and hold a question and answer session. Copies of her book will be on sale and Karen will be available to sign them.

About the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum

The museum’s mission is to "Collect, Preserve, and Celebrate Vermont's skiing and snowboarding history." Founded as the Vermont Ski Museum in 1988, the museum moved to its current location in Stowe in 2000. Snowboarding was added to the museum and its name in 2011. The museum offers local communities and area guests the opportunity for an experiential encounter, educational programming, and a wonderful gift shop all related to skiing and snowboarding. In addition the museum hosts the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame, and sponsors a series of annual events.

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