Monthly Archives: January 2014

Trivia 2014 Week 8

At the 1964 Innsbruck Olympics, what US male skier came from Steamboat Springs, Colorado?

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Oh S***!

We were skiing through the wide-open Tensleep Bowl below Corbet’s. True to its name it was lulling us to sleep with a wide expanse of inviting powder undulating down a moderate slope. We were ecstatic until we reached the end … Continue reading

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Trivia 2014 Week 7

Where and when were the first Winter Olympic games held?

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Gretchen’s Gold

The picture is of a smiling blonde girl with pigtails tied with yellow ribbons. She’s wearing 1940s skiwear unremarkable except for the US Olympic team logo on her tunic. This picture was featured on Sun Valley posters in the late … Continue reading

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Trivia 2014 Week 6

Who was the first American to win an Olympic medal in alpine skiing?

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The Man on the Medal

So who won that first official ski race on Mount Mansfield? Bob Stewart was the first to correctly identify Dick Durrance. And Bob knew it right off the top of his head! Tom Hubbs also identified Durrance as the winner … Continue reading

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Calling All Retro-Skiers!

“On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me” a copy of Retro-Ski: A Nostalgic Look Back at Skiing! Actually on Saturday, January 4th , I’m hosting a book signing/celebration at the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum … Continue reading

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