RetroSki 2019-2020

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Thank You, McCarthys!

What are you doing this Saint Patrick’s Day? For 45 years here in Stowe the answer to that question usually was “we’re going to McCarthy’s!” This will be the first Saint Patrick’s Day since McCarthy’s closed last fall so this… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2020 Week 15

What former Stowe restaurateur still has trophies for her championship baton twirling?

Stu Campbell

Stu Campbell was born in 1942 in Brooklyn, New York. We’ll still claim Stu as a Vermonter since the family moved to Bennington when Stu was three years old. He learned to ski at nearby areas such as Bromley, Snow… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2020 Week 14

Who wrote the book “Ski with the Big Boys”?

Dave McCoy

Dave McCoy was born in 1915. After visiting the eastern Sierra region of California as a teenager, he was drawn to the outdoor life of the mountains which included fly fishing and skiing. He built his own first pair of… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2020 Week 13

When was the International trail at Stowe renamed Starr?

Sun Valley Trip 1974

Back in January I showed a home movie of a ski trip I took with a group of friends in 1974. It reminded me of what was happening here in the United States independent of skiing which did affect the… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2020 Week 12

What ski area has an on-mountain restaurant named “The Roundhouse?”

It Was The Best of Times It Was The Worst of Times

A few weeks back, a video made the rounds on social media and was even included in the video edits of the weekly Chairlift Chat put out by Ski Essentials. The title of the video was “Why Ski Resorts Are… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2020 Week 11

Which of the following age groups comprise the largest percentage of skier visits in the United States: Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964); Gen X (born 1965-1980); Millennials (born 1981- 1996); or Gen Z (born after 1996)?

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