Author Archives: Greg Morrill

Trivia 2019 Week 8

When was the first Stowe Derby held?

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Remembering the T-Bar

The T-Bar was invented by Ernst Constam of Switzerland. Actually he invented the concept of an overhead circulating cable lift which started as a J-Bar. In Vermont we tend to give Fred Pabst of Bromley credit for inventing the J-Bar, … Continue reading

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Trivia 2019 Week 7

Where was the first T-Bar in the United States installed?

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Jay Peak 1969

The first time I skied Jay Peak was in January 1969. Someone at work had discovered that Jay offered discounts for groups of 10 or more. So we were able to gather a group of about 15 people who headed … Continue reading

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Trivia 2019 Week 6

When did the first Jay Peak tram begin service?

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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

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Trivia 2019 Week 5

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

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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

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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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