“DON’T LET THE NAME FOOL YOU! Suicide Six is one of the most family-friendly ski areas in Vermont,” claims the Vermont resort’s homepage.
It’s supposedly named after an off-the-cuff comment from resort founder Wallace “Bunny” Bertram. He was in the process of moving his ski lift to a steeper hill, named on the map as Hill No. 6. Legend has it, Bertram joked that to ski down Hill No. 6 would be suicide – and the name stuck. Interestingly, Suicide Six has a prominent place in snowboarding history – the resort that hosted the first ever National Snow Surfing Championships in 1982!