Monthly Archives: March 2011

Trivia Week 17

When did Alta’s neighboring ski area, Snowbird, begin operation?

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The “Uniform”

Last week, I wrote about how stretch pants helped increase skiing’s popularity during the 1950’s and 1960’s.  Indeed in-the-boot stretch pants were an integral part of the skiing “uniform” worn during that era. The upper body portion of the uniform … Continue reading

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Trivia Week 16

Which of Alta’s five lodges was the first to be built?  And as a bonus, what was its original name?

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Stretch Pants

Following World War II there were less than 50,000 skiers in the United States.  By the end of the 1960’s there were more than 4 million U.S. skiers!  There were many factors that influenced that growth: better skis, safer bindings, … Continue reading

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Trivia Week 15

Who created the first nylon wind shirt?

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