On Dec 3, 1962, Sports Illustrated, in an article about “New Ski Facilities” noted:
Pine Knob, Clarkston: New area with two Riblet double chair lifts, 1,200/200/1,200 and 1,000/154/1,200; six slopes; snow-making equipment; night skiing. Lodge, ski shop” with rentals, lounge, bar, cafeteria, restaurant, night club. Parking for 1,500 cars. Stein Eriksen, Norway‘s 1952 Olympic gold medal slalom winner, directs ski school. Telephone Don Riddell Jr., Clarkston, MI 4-5633.
Stein made the rounds in those days, moving from area to area (starting with Boyne Mountain in 1953) helping to attract people into skiing.
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