Just shy of his 72nd birthday, Fred Frost isn’t slowing down.
When the ski season ended at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Sunday, the retired teacher was once again king of the mountain. Frost skied the most overall vertical feet yet again this season. Frost compiled 4.25 million vertical feet, or more than 800 miles of skiing down Big Mountain. His total, which is kept by scanning season passes at the bottom of each lift, was nearly 600,000 feet more than his total last year as well as this year’s runner-up, Jay Foster, who is another perennial vert king. Tony Cooper ended up third with 3.45 million.
The resort established the vert program as a fun opportunity for friends and family to tally their ski mileage each season. The results are posted online.
The Beacon profiled Frost last season during his impressive pursuit.
The 2013-14 season ended with a remarkable amount of snow — 317 total inches and a settled base of 146 inches. As a reminder, the resort’s uphill policy remains in effect for the 14 days after the season as crews finish up work on the mountain.
All uphill and downhill traffic must stay within the boundaries of Whitefish Mountain Resort on the east route from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Before 8 a.m. and after 4 p.m., there are no route restrictions. To view the uphill policy, visit the resort’s website.
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