Author Archives: Greg Morrill

Alf Engen

Alf Engen – The Old Man Of The Mountain – Powder segment from Howie Arnstad on Vimeo. “I have always loved skiing and never had a bad day. Some may not have been as good as others, but nonetheless, I … Continue reading

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Trivia 2017 Week 15

Who is known as “The Father of Powder Skiing”?

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Grant Reynolds

How many seasons have you been skiing? Grant Reynolds is celebrating his seventy eighth consecutive ski season making him a true RetroSkier! Grant’s skiing started as a child on Christmas day 1938 in Saint Albans. By the time he was … Continue reading

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Trivia 2017 Week 14

Who is the greatest American male alpine ski racer of all time? And who is the greatest American female?

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Hermann Goellner

Stein Eriksen was the first to popularize doing a flip on skis. Wherever Stein was the Director of Skiing, part of his contract was a weekly event for people to see him perform his flip. However Stein never advanced his … Continue reading

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Trivia 2017 Week 13

What is a Moebius Flip and who was the first to perform it?

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Gelandesprung

What is a gelandesprung? Both Nancy Twitty and Willie White had the correct answer. It is a jump initiated by using your ski poles, usually off some natural terrain feature. In fact I’ve always heard that gelandesprung was German for … Continue reading

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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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