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January 2013

Trivia 2013 Week 8

When did the World Pro Ski Tour visit Stowe?

Who Shot Spider Sabich?

Vladimir Sabich Jr. was born on January 10, 1945.  Literally as soon as he was born, his father gave him the nickname that would follow the younger Sabich his whole life.  Seeing his son’s unusually long, skinny arms and legs,… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2013 Week 7

Who shot Spider Sabich?

Short Skis Suck!

I’ll start this week with a couple of follow-up items from last week’s column. The Stowe Winter Carnival freestyle event held in 1975 was sponsored by Midas and Colgate.  Actually the men’s tour was sponsored by Midas and the women’s… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2013 Week 6

What is the origin of the word “mogul” as it pertains to skiing?

Wayne Wong and Hot Dog Skiing

The 1960’s will always be remembered for their counter-culture and rebellion against the status quo: long hair, loud music, and loud clothes!  Skiing in the 1960’s was no exception.  A whole group of young skiers began to do things on… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2012 Week 5

Who invented the “Slow Dog Noodle” and  “The Worm Turn”?

Who was the greatest sex symbol skiing has produced?

There goes my PG rating and yes, I probably have watched too much Entertainment Tonight!  So why should we care?  As some unknown marketing guru said “sex sells.”  Skiing sex symbols help sell skiing! Picking the greatest is a subjective… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2012 Week 4

What famous skier from the past was the star in two U.S. network television series?

The ski Magazine

OK, I’ll admit it.  I still get excited when that first ski magazine of the season arrives in the mailbox.  Even though it occurs in the late summer when most people are still planning barbecues, that arrival starts me thinking… Continue Reading →

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