The Eastern Slope Ski Club

Eastern Slope Ski Club was founded in 1935. The basic philosophy of the Club is to promote skiing in the Mt. Washington Valley and give all children in the valley the opprtunity to participate in the sport. Some children take this for granted and have been brought up skiing, others would never be able to enjoy the sport were it not for this program. The ski club provides skiing for all school children in grades 1-6 and equipment if needed.

ESSC Board of Directors, Coordinators, & Committee Chairs

Executive Committee

Craig Niiler, President

Mark Porter, Vice President

Brian Kelsch, Treasurer

Donna Fresco, Recording Secretary

Ray Gilmore, Membership Secretary

Brett Newton, Corresponding Secretary

Bob Tagliaferri, Past President

Coordinators & Committee Chairs

Jenn Gibson, Junior Program Coordinator

Karen Dolan, Jr. Program Chair

Steve Vosburgh, Nordic Coordinator

Mike Lynch, Equipment Manager

Herbert Schneider, Honorary Director Emeritus (1920 – 2012)

Board Members

Nate Harvey

Stefan Karnopp

Jody Skelton

James Glazer

Liz Stokinger

Kelly Tonkery

Lauren Hawkins

Tricia Jacobson

Scott Gleason

Matt Howard

Matt Stearns

Jack Fagone

ESSC School & Mountain Representatives


John Fuller: Jack Dziedzic & Stacey Burke

Conway El: Darcy Kane

Pine Tree: Jessica Whitelaw & Leah Kelsch

Bartlett: Linda Coffey & Vance Pickering

Jackson: Neil Stokes

Madison: Brenda O’Brien

Freedom: Kim Stephen & Susan Wade

Tamworth: Kathi Brown

Waldorf: Amy Rogers & Denice Tepe

Robert Frost: Rebekah Bushey


Cranmore: Mary Miller

Attitash: Harold Smith

King Pine: Alison Risch

Black Mountain: John Fichera

Get Involved

If you are interested in volunteering for junior program contact the school or school rep directly.