Author Archives: Greg Morrill

Trivia 2019 Week 13

What organization’s motto is “Climb to Glory?”

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Flat Light

There were five of us traversing Ten Sleep Bowl at Jackson Hole in extreme flat light conditions. It’s a wide open expanse with nothing to use for reference points so we were going single file. We stopped to regather and … Continue reading

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Trivia 2019 Week 12

Why is yellow a common choice for the color of goggle lenses?

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Aspen and Vail 1969

While Ruthie’s Run was one of the better known Aspen trails in 1969, there were a couple of other trails that I remember better. There was the Face of Bell, a steep treed slope. I stood at the top of … Continue reading

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Trivia 2019 Week 11

Why is Vail called Vail?

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Aspen 1969

A week after surviving my first visit to Mad River Glen in January of 1969 I was off for my first skiing trip to the western United States. There were four of us on the trip: Clint Demeritt , Mike … Continue reading

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Trivia 2019 Week 10

What ski area has Ruthie’s Run?

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Mad River Glen 1969

Mad River Glen is celebrating its 70th anniversary this season! Its official opening was December 11, 1948, but due to low early snowfall, skiing didn’t start until January, 1949. So even back then it was “Ski it if you can!” … Continue reading

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Trivia 2019 Week 9

What ski area has the Basebox Lodge?

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Mount Marathon Race

There were several correct answers to last week’s trivia question on the first Stowe Derby. Certainly that was influenced by the fact the article about the Stowe Derby also in last week’s issue, contained the answer! Steve Edwards, Ed Gill, … Continue reading

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