RetroSki 2021-2022

Trivia 2022 Week 9

Where were the 1952 Winter Olympics held?

Gar Anderson

Today marks the start of the 47th Stowe Winter Carnival beginning with ice carving and ending on Sunday with Snow Volleyball. As I have written before, the original Stowe Winter Carnival was in 1921, however the modern version dates back… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2022 Week 8

The modern Stowe Winter Carnival traces its origin to 1975. What individual is credited with organizing that 1975 Stowe Winter Carnival?

The Stowe Friday Program

If you’ve skied Stowe on a Friday in midseason, then at lunchtime you have probably witnessed the arrival of several yellow school buses. Some of the buses have attached ski racks with skis sticking out at all angles, others are… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2022 Week 7

What season did the Stowe school ski program (now known as the Friday program) start?

“I just want to say one word to you: plastics!”

“I just want to say one word to you. Just one word: plastics!” Mr. McGuire to Benjamin Braddock in The Graduate, 1967. Well, in reality Mr. McGuire could have said, “I just want to say one word to you: polytetrafluoroethylene!”… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2022 Week 6

Who invented Gore-Tex?

Klaus Obermeyer at 102!

Klaus Obermeyer was born on December 2nd, 1919 in Oberstaufen, Germany. He began skiing at age three on skis fashioned from orange crate slats. Growing up he became a proficient skier, mountaineer, and rock-climber. He graduated from university with a… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2022 Week 5

Who takes credit for inventing the two-pronged ski brake?

Cochran’s Celebrates 60 Years!

Where did you learn to ski? No, I didn’t mean that as a critique, I meant “At what ski area did you learn to ski?” And I’m interested in where you actually learned to ski, not the first area you… Continue Reading →

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