A Family Legacy on Snow

Colter ’21 has skiing in his blood. Like many native New Englanders, he feels at home barreling downhill in fresh powder. While most students spent winter break catching up on sleep, Colter logged hours on the night shift crew at nearby Whaleback Mountain grooming trails and making snow to prepare for the upcoming ski season. 

Colter, a day student, was destined to love snow. Growing up under the roof of Pierce’s Inn in Etna, New Hampshire, Colter and his siblings could access trails outside their doorstep. The Inn, run by his parents Cindy Pierce and Bruce Lingelbach, has been a popular destination for skiers visiting the Upper Valley since 1947.  
In his Digital Video Production final documentary project, Colter shares how his family reclaimed a ski hill and a shared identity in his short film, Lord’s Hill: Lost and Found.

    • Colter grooming trails at Whaleback Mountain


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Founded in 1813, Kimball Union Academy is one of the country's oldest private boarding high schools. KUA blends the best of the New England boarding tradition with an innovative, modern educational program for a diverse and global group of day and boarding students. Located in Meriden, New Hampshire, in the heart of the Upper Valley, Kimball Union is minutes from Dartmouth College and has direct access to Boston and New York.