A Wyoming man has completed a 22-year journey to ride every chair lift in the United States, and in doing so, has ridden every lift in Maine.
Peter Landsman, who works as a supervisor at Wyoming’s Jackson Hole Resort, started documenting his journey at the age of 10. Now 32, Landsman has ridden and photographed 2,381 chair lifts across the country, the Colorado Sun reported.
That journey brought him to every single ski lodge and resort in Maine, with his last stop in the Pine Tree State bringing him to Saddleback to take a ride on the T-bar that was recently added to the slope.
Landsman told the Colorado newspaper that he thought he had visited around 480 resorts over the years.
Aside from just visiting ski lifts, Landsman also takes pictures of the lifts and writes about his experiences on Liftblog, a website where he also shares his insights into and news about the skiing industry and new lifts that are in the works across the country.
Landsman isn’t new to Maine’s ski slopes. According to Liftblog, he graduated from Waterville’s Colby College in 2012. While attending college, he made every effort to ski slopes in Maine and New Hampshire as often as possible.
Landsman first started skiing as a toddler, and has been in love ever since, he told the Colorado Sun. He said that he had been more interested in the lifts than he was in actual skiing since he was a child.
After finishing his journey, Landsman continues to work four days a week at Jackson Hole, a family-owned ski operation, and takes every opportunity he can to get out on the trails.