Author Archives: Greg Morrill

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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Trivia 2018 Week 17

For each of the following now defunct Vermont après ski places, identify the ski area associated with it: Chez Moustache Three Green Doors Sherm’s The Blue Tooth

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Freestyle Mogul Skiing

Alright, I’m going to say it. Today’s World Cup mogul competitions are boring! They’ve become formulaic with two pre-built jumps and machine-made moguls. The top competitors piston their way through the bumps and launch very similar complex jumps. Any slight … Continue reading

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Trivia 2018 Week 16

This week is Skiing History Week. Some may remember that last year this event was held here in Stowe. This year it’s being held in Squaw Valley. So this week’s trivia question is: Which of this year’s U.S. Ski and … Continue reading

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La Proell

A couple weeks ago Mikaela Shiffrin broke the record for most FIS World Cup wins before the age of 23. A couple of years ago Lindsey Vonn broke the women’s record for most total FIS World Cup victories. In both … Continue reading

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Trivia 2018 Week 15

Happy 23rd Birthday to Mikaela Shiffrin this week! She’s got a lot to celebrate: her second overall World Cup, her fifth Slalom World Cup, and the record for most World Cup wins before turning 23! So this week’s trivia question: … Continue reading

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Bill Briggs

Last week I wrote about Fritz Wiessner who was a skiing mountaineer best known for his ascents. This week I’m writing about a skiing mountaineer best known for his skiing descents – in particular, the first skiing descent of the … Continue reading

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Trivia 2018 Week 14

Who was the first person to ski the Grand Teton?

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Man For All Mountains

What does a wooded trail network on conserved land in Stowe have in common with a peak in British Columbia’s coastal range? Both Wiessner Woods and Mount Wiessner carry the name of one of the greatest mountain climbers of the … Continue reading

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