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February 2014

Trivia 2014 Week 12

The Glen Ellen ski area (now Mount Ellen at Sugarbush) began operation 50 years ago. What was the name of the trail under the summit chair at Glen Ellen?

The Other Line Always Moves Faster!

“Vail Lift Lines Visible from Space” was a tongue-in-cheek fake headline put out by Black Diamond Designs that recently spread around the Internet. There was a doctored satellite photo that showed a very long line of people waiting for a… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2014 Week 11

What is Etorre’s Observation?

Olympic Cross Country Skier Bill Koch

On the second day of the 1976 Innsbruck Winter Olympics, Franz Klammer made his memorable downhill run for the gold. But the real surprise that day was the silver medal won in the 30km cross country race by twenty year… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2014 Week 10

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

The Olympics That Weren’t

I have mentioned previously that Colorado became a skier’s mecca in the 1960s. What better way to cement that status than to host a Winter Olympics! Colorado Governor John Love appointed Merrill Hastings to head a committee tasked with securing… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2014 Week 9

The 1976 Winter Olympics were held in Innsbruck Austria, but where were they supposed to be held?

The Man with No Luck

In March of 1955 the Mount Mansfield Ski Club hosted the second American International Ski Races at Stowe. The event attracted some of the top European racers with 25 of the 100 competitors coming from outside the United States. For… Continue Reading →

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