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December 2014

Trivia 2015 Week 6

What car did Ralph Nader label “Unsafe at Any Speed”?

CB Sports

I have written previously about the impact stretch pants had on skiing. In the 1960s they made skiing fashionable and became an integral part of the skiing “uniform”. There were other warmer alternatives, but many of us felt that we… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2015 Week 5

What Vermonter set the world speed record on skis in 1963?

Mascara Mountain

The first ski area I skied after moving to Vermont was Sugarbush. That was in early November 1968 and the whole mountain wasn’t open just the lower lifts. You can tell by the date I mean the original Sugarbush. It… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2015 Week 4

What ski area had the Mushroom bar?

Mount Snow

I’ve always said that my motto is “don’t let the facts get in the way of a good story!” However I would like to go back and set some facts straight about which Watson owned which house on Spruce. It… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2015 Week 3

What ski area is known for its Fountain Mountain?

Smugglers Notch Ski Ways

What was the original name of the Smugglers Notch Resort? No, it wasn’t Madonna as a couple of readers answered. The original name was Smugglers Notch Ski Ways. Glen Findholt was the first correct responder. Glen is a Smugglers Notch… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2015 Week 2

What was the original name of what is now the Smugglers Notch Ski Area?

Thomas J. Watson Jr.

AIG founder C.V. Starr was a successful business executive who got hooked on skiing and hooked on Stowe! But he wasn’t the only successful executive to get hooked on skiing and Stowe. Thomas J. Watson Jr. was the son of… Continue Reading →

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