The Cocoa Chronicles

Sponsored by Oakhurst Dairy
Maine Dairy and Nutrition Council

The history of winter sports is the artifacts of leather boots and wooden skis. The heritage is the memories-the smell of wet wool and the taste of hot cocoa. The Cocoa Chronicles is a monthly series of hybrid presentations both live and online that speak to topics of Maine's ski and snowboard history and heritage.
To register for the online presentations, click here.

WHY WE SKI - November 26, 4:30- 6 PM (in-person) 5-6 PM (online) Bethel Inn Resort, Bethel
Why do we spend time outdoors on a mountain in the winter? Is it being with family and friends, the natural beauty surrounding us, the health benefits, or the thrill? A limited number of seats is available for the Bethel live presentation. The ticket price is $20 and includes a complimentary souvenir mug filled to the brim with cocoa and topped with Oakhurst whipped cream.
MADE IN MAINE - December 16, 4:30-6 pm  Harris Farm, Dayton
Maine has played an important role in the development of winter sports from 1870 to today- from North America's first ski book to wooden skis from Tubbs, Paris, and LL Bean to Bass ski boots up to today's ski and snowboard manufacturers. A limited number of seats are available for the live presentation.

WINTER CARNIVALS IN MAINE - January 27, 5-6 PM Camden Public Library
In the 1920' Maine towns and cities hosted elaborate multi-day winter carnivals where ski jumping was a big draw. After the Great Depression carnivals moved north to Aroostook where the carnivals focused on ski marathons, kids ski races, jumping, skiing obstacle courses, and snowshoe events.

SNOWBOARDING IN MAINE - Feb 24, 4:30-6 PM, Sugarloaf Base Lodge, Carrabassett Room
From the early days of snowboarding to its current popularity, this presentation will focus on the impact that Mainers have had on the sport.

SISTERS OF SKADE - March 24, 4:30-5:30 PM Waterville Public Library
Skade, the Norse Goddess of skiing inspired this presentation. We'll look at the role women played in the development of skiing, especially here in Maine.