Stories From Main Street: Ski Slope For Kids Looks To Change Lives

Photo credit Sean Adams/WCBS 880

VERNON, N.J. (WCBS 880) — High up in the mountains of northern New Jersey there's a ski slope like no other – one that Peter Pan might enjoy.

“All of this is just for kids – no adults get to ski here. No public. Only for kids, it's a sacred place,” says Schone Malliet.

As WCBS 880’s Sean Adams learned in this week’s “Stories from Main Street: Difference Makers,” Malliet founded a special ski program as a way to help inner city youth.

“I grew up in a city in the Bronx,” he says. “I'm an asphalt kid.”

Malliet never went skiing as a child but excelled in many areas. He eventually entered the Marines and his navigator was the first person to take him on the slopes.

“Fell and fell and got up and fell, knocked a few people down, and I knew at that time I was never going to do it again,” Malliet said.

Schone Malliet