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Sepp Ruschp

I grew up in Conway, New Hampshire, which became a center of skiing thanks to Hannes Schneider and Harvey Dow Gibson. Now I live in Stowe and there are a lot of parallels between the two towns. Both became nationally… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2019 Week 15

When did Sepp Ruschp arrive in Stowe?

Hannes Schneider

February 11, 2019 marked the 80th anniversary of Hannes Schneider arriving in North Conway, New Hampshire. In the early 1900s Schneider developed the Arlberg technique for teaching skiing. This allowed instructors to teach groups of skiers through a designated progression:… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2019 Week 14

Who is known as “the father of modern skiing?”

Everett Bailey

Earlier this season I was writing an article for Vermont Ski and Ride magazine on the Vermont ties to the original 10th Mountain Division. In researching the Vermonters who served in the 10th, I came across a picture I had… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2019 Week 13

What organization’s motto is “Climb to Glory?”

Flat Light

There were five of us traversing Ten Sleep Bowl at Jackson Hole in extreme flat light conditions. It’s a wide open expanse with nothing to use for reference points so we were going single file. We stopped to regather and… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2019 Week 12

Why is yellow a common choice for the color of goggle lenses?

Aspen and Vail 1969

While Ruthie’s Run was one of the better known Aspen trails in 1969, there were a couple of other trails that I remember better. There was the Face of Bell, a steep treed slope. I stood at the top of… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2019 Week 11

Why is Vail called Vail?

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