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March 2011

Trivia Week 17

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

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 →

Trivia Week 16

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

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 →

Trivia Week 15

Who created the first nylon wind shirt?

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