RetroSki 2021-2022

Every Day is a Great Day for Skiing!

A couple weeks back I solicited reader’s input on their favorite ski graphics from the Retro-Ski era. I have received some input from that request. Ivan Spector remembers the Dynastar S430 with its purple and gold motif. I have to… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2022 Week 20

The Easter Sunrise service on Mount Mansfield returns on April 17th after a two year hiatus due to COVID. What year was the first sunrise service held on Mount Mansfield?

The Art of the Graphic

The Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum’s current exhibit is “The Art of the Graphic” and features the work of graphic designers for skis and snowboards. It’s a beautiful exhibit worthy of an art museum. If you haven’t seen it, you… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2022 Week 19

Rather than a trivia question I’m looking for your input. Top sheet design on skis has become a big thing these days so I’m asking: What were your favorite top sheets from the Retro-Ski years, 1950s through the 1980s? I’ll… Continue Reading →

Ultimate Retro-Skiers

“The longer you ski, the longer you live!” That is Klaus Obermeyer’s mantra as I wrote earlier this season. Klaus is 102 years young and going strong! He swims a half mile daily, practices Aikido, and still skis. COVID caution… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2022 Week 18

Who was the women’s winner of the Stowe Sugar Slalom in 1952, some 70 years ago?

Stowe’s 85th!

This season marks 85 years of lift-served skiing on Mount Mansfield! Stowe Mountain Resort will hold a community event celebrating its 85th anniversary on March 26 from 12 – 4 p.m. at Midway Lodge. This season also marks the 90th… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2022 Week 17

In what year did the first Stowe gondola start operating?

Ski Essentials

A few seasons back, in a lift line at Whistler someone noticed the Stowe stickers on my skis and commented that he heard we were getting good snow back in Stowe. Indeed right after we left for Whistler, Stowe had… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2022 Week 16

When was Amazon founded?

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