Author Archives: Greg Morrill

Trivia 2017 Week 12

What is a gelandesprung?

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Nansen Ski Club

Have you ever skied off an actual ski jump? No, not the features that are now common in terrain parks at most ski areas, but a real ski jump. The closest ski jump to where I grew up was a … Continue reading

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Trivia 2017 Week 11

What ski club is the oldest, continuously operating ski club in the United States?

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Fred Harris

Did you know there’s a 90 meter ski jump in Vermont? And this year it celebrates its 95th anniversary! The Harris Hill Ski Jump in Brattleboro was built in 1921 and hosted its first jumping competition in February of 1922. … Continue reading

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Trivia 2017 Week 10

Who founded the Dartmouth Outing Club and also the Brattleboro Outing Club?

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Apres-ski

Après-ski: “the social activities and entertainment following a day’s skiing.” That’s the dictionary definition, but somehow the definition doesn’t seem to do it justice. Après-ski is an integral part of the ski day, a chance to relive the highs and … Continue reading

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Trivia 2017 Week 9

In the early 1970s some of the establishments in Stowe competed for apres-ski skiers by offering free hors d’oeuvres. So this week’s trivia question is: What did the Shed offer as a free apres-ski appetizer in the early 1970s?

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The Red Onion

If you used to spend your winter vacations at ski areas rather than tropical destinations, you may be a RetroSkier! And I don’t mean just long weekends. I mean if you only got two weeks of vacation a year and … Continue reading

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Trivia 2017 Week 8

Where is the legendary Red Onion located?

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Mount Whittier

“If you can ski [ski area name], then you can ski anywhere!” I’m sure most of us have heard someone make that claim. Maybe you’ve even made that claim about a ski area. I know I have! In my case … Continue reading

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