Author Archives: Greg Morrill

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?

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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

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Trivia 2019 Week 3

What ski area hosts the James Moore Tavern?

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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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Trivia 2019 Week 2

Who was the founder of Glen Ellen ski area?

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Sugarbush Celebrates its 60th Season!

For me the beginning of the ski season in 1968 was the weekend of November 9th when Sugarbush opened. Remember that was before any areas had significant snowmaking so that early opening was based on natural snow. The only lift … Continue reading

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Trivia 2019 Week 1

What ski area was known as “Mascara Mountain?”

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Remembering 1968

Wow! About a week ago I wouldn’t have thought that the ski season was going to start on schedule, but what a great start! This season is special to me as it marks my 50th year as a “Vermont skier!” … Continue reading

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The New Season!

RetroSki columns will begin Thanksgiving week for the 2018-19 season! It’s snowing as I write this so the ski season should be off to a good start! So dust off those 205’s, lace ski boots, and stretch pants for another … Continue reading

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Apres-Ski at the End of the Season

I begin with the sad news of Bob Beattie’s death on April 1st at age 85. Beattie was a Middlebury College graduate who was better known there for playing football than his skiing. However in 1956 as a post grad … Continue reading

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