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February 2013

Trivia 2013 Week 11

Where was Bob Beattie born?

Franz Klammer

Biddle Duke’s article last week about the World Championships being held in Schladming Austria highlighted how seriously Austrians take Alpine ski racing.  When events like the World Championships are held in Austria, the Austrian skiers are under great pressure to… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2013 Week 10

Rosi Mittermaier was perhaps Fritzmeier’s most famous skier winning two golds and one silver at the 1976 Innsbruck Olympics (never mind that she actually won those on Dynamics!)  One of those golds was the women’s downhill. Who won the men’s… Continue Reading →

World Pro Tour Stowe 1978 and Fritzmeiers

The January 19, 1978 edition of the Stowe Reporter contained coverage of the first Stowe visit by the World Pro Ski Tour.  As mentioned last week there were two races a slalom and a downhill.  The downhill was originally scheduled… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2013 Week 9

The big name on the World Pro Ski Tour from 1978 – 1981 was Andre Arnold who won the overall championship in each of those years.   Andre Arnold initially skied for Fritzmeier skis which at that time were not available… Continue Reading →

Claudine’s Trial

This week I received a Spider Sabich story from Reid Williams of Stowe that exemplifies the appeal Spider generated.  Reid was in Aspen in 1972 when the World Pro Tour wrapped up its season there.  He was at the ceremony… Continue Reading →

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