Wendall ‘Chummy’ Broomhall one of the most decorated skiers in Maine history passed away on Saturday at 98 years old. He passed away at the Maine Veterans’ Home in South Paris. Chummy was one of the driving forces behind the development of Black Mountain Ski are in Rumford to which he donated hundreds of acres of land to.

Broomhall designed the trails for the Olympics in 1960, and again at Lake Placid in 1980, and was chief of competition for both events. In 1960, Broomhall became the first to use mechanized equipment to groom trails, a job previously performed by feet and hand-held rakes.