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December 2016

Trivia 2017 Week 6

When did the original Mount Mansfield T-Bar begin operation?

Northeast Slopes

“Keeping Skiing Real Since 1936” That’s the slogan on the ski area’s website. No, it’s not Stowe, but another Vermont ski area celebrating 80 years of continuous lift-served skiing this season. Northeast Slopes in East Corinth, Vermont, installed not just… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2017 Week 5

Other than Stowe, what Vermont ski area is celebrating its 80th anniversary of lift-served skiing this season and claims the oldest continuously operating rope tow in the United States?

Mt Mansfield’s First Ski Lift

The first ski lift in the United States was a rope tow in Woodstock, Vermont. That rope tow began operation in January 1934. Over the following few years, rope tows would spring up on hills throughout Vermont. For the 1935-36… Continue Reading →

Christmas Ideas for the RetroSkier

If you’re reading this, chances are that you have one or more RetroSkiers on your Christmas list. What do you plan to get them? Well, here are some suggestions. Number one on my list is “Freedom Found: My Life Story”… Continue Reading →

Portillo 1966 Follow-up

I received a nice note from Rebecca Armstrong, Marketing Manager for Ski Portillo. She mentioned the special video that Portillo produced for the 50th anniversary of the 1966 World Championships. Documentary Portillo 1966 / The 50th years Anniversary from… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2017 Week 4

The first ski lift on Mount Mansfield was a rope tow located in what is now the Toll House area. It began operation in December of 1936 making this season the 80th anniversary of lift-served skiing on Mount Mansfield! However… Continue Reading →

FIS Portillo 1966

Where were you during the summer of 1966? I was looking forward to my junior year in college and was in the early stages of my obsession with alpine skiing. Even though it was summer, I was looking forward to… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2017 Week 3

Where were the 1966 FIS World Championships held?

Vermont World Cup Races & The Mahre Brothers

The women’s World Cup ski races held in Killington will certainly become a great chapter in Vermont’s ski racing history! Mikaela Shiffrin came through under enormous pressure to win her sixth consecutive World Cup slalom. That pressure included her 95-year-old… Continue Reading →

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