Vermont Ski Area to Change ‘Insensitive’ Name

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Suicide Six Ski Area, pictured here during winter operations, is changing its name. | Photo courtesy of

Suicide Six Ski Area in Vermont is changing its name because it’s too insensitive. Go figure.

The resort, located in the town of Pomfret about 50 miles south of the state capital of Montpelier, shared the news in a post on its website on June 28.

The note read:

“Our resort team embraces the increasing awareness surrounding mental health and shares the growing concerns about the insensitive nature of the historical name. The feelings that the word ‘suicide’ evokes can have a significant impact on many in our community. It is vital that the name better represents and celebrates what makes it a beloved and vibrant part of this community. Though some may find the change difficult, we stand by our conviction that this evolution is warranted for an iconic treasure and, more importantly, necessary to continue its rich history of inclusion and accessibility.”

Inevitably with resort name changes, there will be those who support it and those who stand against it. Last year the decision for Squaw Valley to change its name to Palisades Tahoe was the subject of much controversy and division among skiers and snowboarders in Tahoe.

Will a similar controversy ensue in Vermont?

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