RetroSki 2022-2023

Trivia 2023 Week 2

What ski area had the first chairlift in New England?

When Parking Was a Quarter!

Wow! It was a busy weekend at the Killington World Cup! The local favorite may not have made the podium, but the event was still a success! On Saturday Killington found out that its new K-1 Base Lodge couldn’t handle… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2023 Week 1

In 1941 the state of Vermont started charging Stowe skiers to park in the Mansfield lot. What did the state charge for parking? Bonus points for the year the state stopped charging! Take the “Are You a Retro-Skier Quiz?”

Let the 2022-23 Ski Season Begin!

What a difference a week makes! The weekend of Veteran’s Day had people wandering around the main street of Stowe in shorts! But then last week Mother Nature remembered this is Vermont, and turned the landscape white. So now let… Continue Reading →

Every Day is a Great Day for Skiing!

A couple weeks back I solicited reader’s input on their favorite ski graphics from the Retro-Ski era. I have received some input from that request. Ivan Spector remembers the Dynastar S430 with its purple and gold motif. I have to… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2022 Week 20

The Easter Sunrise service on Mount Mansfield returns on April 17th after a two year hiatus due to COVID. What year was the first sunrise service held on Mount Mansfield?

The Art of the Graphic

The Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum’s current exhibit is “The Art of the Graphic” and features the work of graphic designers for skis and snowboards. It’s a beautiful exhibit worthy of an art museum. If you haven’t seen it, you… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2022 Week 19

Rather than a trivia question I’m looking for your input. Top sheet design on skis has become a big thing these days so I’m asking: What were your favorite top sheets from the Retro-Ski years, 1950s through the 1980s? I’ll… Continue Reading →

Ultimate Retro-Skiers

“The longer you ski, the longer you live!” That is Klaus Obermeyer’s mantra as I wrote earlier this season. Klaus is 102 years young and going strong! He swims a half mile daily, practices Aikido, and still skis. COVID caution… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2022 Week 18

Who was the women’s winner of the Stowe Sugar Slalom in 1952, some 70 years ago?

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