RetroSki 2023-2024

That’s a Wrap!

This brings another Retro-Ski season to an end. Thank you to all my readers. I appreciate your feedback, it keeps me going! This year I’ll wrap up the season with a quote from 104 year old Klaus Obermeyer: “The longer… Continue Reading →

Smuggs Apres-Ski Nostalgia

The Mountain Road here in Stowe is known for its après ski establishments! A skiing buddy of mine, the late John Fox, had been on the ski patrol at Glen Ellen before joining the Mount Mansfield Ski Patrol. He always… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2024 Week 20

What Vermont ski area had a nearby bar called the Salty Dog?

FIS at 100

Wow! This ski season is going out with a bang! Getting arguably our biggest snowfall of the season in April triggered memories of another big April storm from years ago! Friends will tell you I have often shared stories of… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2024 Week 19

The FIS is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2024: What does FIS stand for?

Head, Hart, and Kastle

The 1960 American International Ski Race program included articles on a variety of topics. One article was entitled “The Metal Ski” and I believe it was written by the editor Frank Springer-Miller since there was no other byline. The article… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2024 Week 18

At the 1988 Calgary Olympics what ski brand won 4 gold, 6 silver and 6 bronze medals?a)Atomic    b)Head    c)Kastle    d)Rossignol

1960 American International Ski Races

Frank Springer lent me a copy of the program for the 1960 American International Alpine Ski Races held in Stowe. The program was designed and edited by his grandfather Frank Springer-Miller. Frank Springer-Miller arrived in New York City in the… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2024 Week 17

In the 1960s there was a lodge in Stowe, Vermont, called Sans Souci. What is the Sans Souci called today?

1994 Winter Olympics and a Pet Peeve

I have found a new “pet peeve” this ski season. Regular readers of this column may remember for the past couple of seasons my “pet peeve” has been people who don’t look up the hill before starting down the trail!… Continue Reading →

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