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Memorize the Gettysburg Address and Ski Free at Mountain Creek, NJ Next Wednesday

An artistic representation of how Abraham Lincoln would have looked as a skier. Wikimedia Commons photos.

Did you know that Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12th, 1809? Bet you did, nerd. Anyways, the small ski resort of Mountain Creek, NJ is fired up to celebrate the Great Emancipator by offering free lift tickets to fellow fans of America's 16th president. Unfortunately, you can't just walk up and declare your love for Abe—you have to prove it.

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For more details, here's Mountain Creek's description of the event:

"All you history buffs out there, get ready to flex that brain and make Abe Lincoln proud! To celebrate the 16th President’s birthday, recite the entire Gettysburg Address and receive a FREE lift ticket. Keeping in the spirit of Honest Abe, no cheating! This means no headphones, airpods, or any other listening devices to assist. It’s that simple: repeat the entire Gettysburg Address… win a free lift ticket. Dressing up in a top hat never hurt either!"

Seems simple enough, right? A Mountain Creek adult day pass normally costs $79.99 at the ticket office, so divided by the 272 words in the Gettysburg Address that nets out to nearly 30 cents a word. Worth it!

About The Author

stash member Zack Skovron

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, now living in Jackson, WY. I’m an avid skier, biker, hiker, climber, and fisherman. Outside of sports, my major interests focus on public policy surrounding land use and energy systems.

Four score and seven years ago….

can i please get a free lift pass?

When I first got the invitation to join the lobby, I was immediately intrigued by the opportunity. Up until this point, my political participation was pretty standard, even dismal if you really think about it.