RetroSki 2019-2020


December 2018

Trivia 2019 Week 6

When did the first Jay Peak tram begin service?

Madonna and Frostbite

The fourth area I skied in 1968 was Madonna. That’s what Smuggs was called at that time. Rick Rock had the answer to last week’s trivia question. Rick’s a long time Smuggs skier, and Stowe skier for that matter. He’s… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2019 Week 5

What was the Smuggler’s Notch ski area called in 1968?

Mount Mansfield Ski Patrol

The Mount Mansfield Ski Patrol traces its beginning back to 1934. Roland Palmedo made sure that the articles of incorporation for the Mount Mansfield Ski Club included a committee in charge of organizing a ski patrol for the 1934-35 season…. Continue Reading →

Trivia 2019 Week 4

The Mount Mansfield Ski Patrol is the oldest still operating ski patrol in the United States. Who was the first paid ski patroller on Mount Mansfield?

Bolton Valley

One of my skiing idols before I moved to Vermont in 1968 was Art Furrer. In fact, one of the reasons I bought my Hart Javelins was because Art Furrer skied on Javelins. He was one of the skiers in… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2019 Week 3

What ski area hosts the James Moore Tavern?

Glen Ellen

In the past two columns, I’ve been fondly remembering the great early start to the 1968-69 season, but this season has blown that one away! The Mount Mansfield stake set an all-time record for November hitting 46 inches on the… Continue Reading →

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