Monthly Archives: March 2015

Trivia 2015 Week 17

Who won the overall FIS World Cup for the men in 1969?

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The Ski!

As you may have read in last week’s Reporter, Vermonter Hannah Kearney won the 2015 overall World Cup for mogul skiing. She accomplished that by skiing moguls fast with as few form breaks as possible. Form breaks cost you points, … Continue reading

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Trivia 2015 Week 16

Who created “The Ski”?

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Safety Straps and Ski Brakes

It was sometime in March 1967 and I was skiing at Mount Whittier in New Hampshire. I had reached the “learn-to-ski-moguls-or-die” stage in my quest to be an expert skier. I was on a mogul run and found myself going … Continue reading

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Hannes Schneider Meister Cup

This past weekend I revisited Cranmore, the first lift-served ski area I ever skied. I skied there in the mid-1950s as part of the local school’s afternoon ski program. On the drive to North Conway, I was trying to recall … Continue reading

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Trivia 2015 Week 15

Who takes the credit for the first two-pronged ski brake?

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Dr. Richard Spademan and His Binding

Richard Spademan grew up in Michigan and learned to ski at Boyne Mountain. He chose to pursue a medical career and graduated from the University of Michigan medical school. As an intern he designed and patented a better vascular catheter … Continue reading

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