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February 2015

Trivia 2015 Week 14

What binding inventor would become the Chief of Orthopedics at the Stanford Medical Center?

More on Binding Safety

First some additional input on Gordon Lipe and his Release Check. Bill Kornrumpf is a Stowe Host and a member of the Schenectady Wintersports Club (SWC). He recalls that when he joined in 1967 the club had a Lipe Release… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2015 Week 13

What UVM professor was known as the Father of Ski Safety?

It’s the Bindings, Stupid!

Toni Matt was a victim of the most common skiing injury during the early days of organized skiing. Granted Matt’s was a severe case, but broken legs were a common occurrence. Before World War II, it is estimated that the… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2015 Week 12

Who invented the Release Check?

Carroll Reed Ski Shops and Toni Matt

Last week I wrote about how an injury motivated Carroll Reed to establish a ski school. But most people associate the Carroll Reed name with ski shops and clothing. It turns out that during his recovery from the broken back,… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2015 Week 11

What Carroll Reed employee was the first to schuss the Tuckerman Headwall and win the 1939 Inferno race?

Carroll Reed

In the early 1930s the Eastern Slope region of New Hampshire was seeing the same growing interest in skiing as Stowe. And also similar to Stowe, skiing accidents would inspire organizations that would stand the test of time. Carroll Reed… Continue Reading →

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