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Vermont Ski Resort To Change Name

Officials from Suicide Six ski resort in South Pomfret announced that they will be rebranding later this summer following concerns about the insensitive nature of the mountain's historical name.

S6 released a statement on its website on Tuesday announcing that the current name will be retired and the resort will be rebranded.

The resort team said it "embraces the increasing awareness surrounding mental health and shares the growing concerns about the insensitive nature of the historical name.

Officials said the company's name should better represent and celebrate what makes it a beloved part of the community.

Though some may find the change difficult, we stand by our conviction that this evolution is warranted for an iconic treasure,

and, more importantly, necessary to continue its rich history of inclusion and accessibility, the company said.

The resort said it will share the new name in the coming weeks.

S6 opened to the public in 1936 with its first rope tow on Hill No. 6.

The name of the resort originated from a comment made by Wallace "Bunny" Bertram, a former Dartmouth College ski instructor who installed the rope tow.

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