Author Archives: Greg Morrill

Junior Bounous

When Snowbird opened in 1971, Junior Bounous was named as head of the ski school. It was a natural choice. Bounous was a native Utahn and he had learned to be a ski instructor under Alf Engen at Alta, eventually … Continue reading

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Trivia 2017 Week 20

Junior Bounous was inducted into the United States Ski Hall of Fame in 1996. What is his real first name?

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Sugar Slalom

According to Charlie Lord, the first Sugar Slalom was held on April 30, 1939. It had been a good season and the general feeling was that there should be a special event to mark the season’s end. If it was … Continue reading

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Trivia 2017 Week 19

This weekend will be the Sugar Slalom, Stowe’s annual end-of the-season race. Who gets the credit for naming it the “Sugar Slalom?”

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Knee-High Ski Boots

Can a ski boot with a novel new design influence other ski boot manufacturers even if that novel boot never made it to market? Based on the story of the Kastinger Porsche, apparently the answer is “yes!” Daniel Post was … Continue reading

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Trivia 2017 Week 18

What was unique about the Kastinger Porsche ski boot?

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Snowsports History Week in Stowe

Snowsports History Week comes to Stowe next week with events starting Wednesday, April 5th! So what is Snowsports History Week? I heard you ask. Mason Beekley founded the International Skiing History Association (ISHA) in 1991 with a goal of furthering … Continue reading

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Trivia 2017 Week 17

Who is known as “Stowe’s own ski filmmaker”?

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Tamara McKinney

This past weekend Mikaela Shiffrin became the third American woman to win the overall FIS World Cup. Much has been made of Mikaela’s youth since she just turned 22 last week. However the first American woman to win the overall … Continue reading

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Trivia 2017 Week 16

Mikaela Shiffrin has an excellent chance to become the third American woman to win the overall World Cup. Of course Lindsey Vonn is one of the other two. What other American woman won the overall World Cup?

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