RetroSki 2019-2020


December 2017

Trivia 2018 Week 5

What was so different about the Salomon SX-9x series of ski boots?

How Many People in the U.S. Skied Last Season?

If you’re reading this column, then you’re probably one of the top 1%! I’ll explain more about that later. Snowsports Industries America (SIA) is a non-profit trade association representing suppliers of snowsports.  Snowsports in this case being alpine skiing, Nordic… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2018 Week 4

What percentage of people who skied (downhill) during the 2016-17 season, skied only one day? 0-10%            10-20%           20-30%           30-40%          40-50%

Tucker Sno-Cats

I skied Cliff Trail for the first time this season on Monday December 11th. It hadn’t been groomed yet, but conditions were still good. There were some small soft-snow bumps plus a few water bars so it was a little… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2018 Week 3

When was the first snowmaking installed on Mt Mansfield? (Note: the first snowmaking at Stowe was on the Spruce side, but when did it expand to Mansfield?)

Lift Lines Succumb to High Speed Lifts!

I’ll start with a follow-up from last week’s column about the Mt. Mansfield Lift-Exchange Ticket Books. I received a note from Steve Berry after last week’s column was submitted to the Reporter. Steve had the correct answer that it took… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2018 Week 2

What year did the first high speed quad replace the old Mansfield single and double chairs at Stowe?

Mount Mansfield Lift-Exchange Ticket Books

Last week my wife and I were skiing the Quad on Mount Mansfield at what I’d term a moderate rate. That is, we were skiing at moderate speed and stopping briefly at the usual stopping spots. We were getting about… Continue Reading →

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