RetroSki 2019-2020

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Greg Morrill

The 2018-19 Season Wrap Up

First, some follow-up on a topic I wrote about a few weeks back. I had recounted our experience in Utah during January and February with traffic-related problems. On April 15th Michael Maughan, President and General Manager of the Alta Ski… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2019 Week 20

What is the record snow depth set in the 1968-69 season at the Mount Mansfield stake?

Alta at 80

I’m heading for the High Traverse at Alta. It hasn’t snowed in a while so I have a choice of several traverse lines. I take the low one since I’m going all the way to the end. The lack of… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2019 Week 19

The lift attendants manage every lift line at the resort with the call of “front row!” What ski area is it?

Getting There Is None of the Fun

The Mount Mansfield single chair began operation in December 1940. In conjunction with the construction of the chairlift, the state of Vermont had expanded what was then known as the Nose Dive parking lot and enhanced the State Shelter which… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2019 Week 18

In 1941 the state of Vermont started charging Stowe skiers to park in the Mansfield lot. What did the state charge for parking? Bonus points for the year the state stopped charging!

Stowe 1969

I’ve reached the point in this ski season that marks the 50th anniversary of the first time I skied Stowe! I didn’t remember the actual date, but some deduction led me to believe that it was on March 29th. I… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2019 Week 17

What new lift did Stowe install for the 1968-69 season?

Waterville Valley 1969

This year’s FIS Alpine World Cup Finals are this week in Andorra, wherever that is?. Mikaela Shiffrin took a lot of the drama out of the weekend by wrapping up her third consecutive overall World Cup in advance of the… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2019 Week 16

Where were the FIS Alpine World Cup finals held for the 1968-69 season?

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