RetroSki 2021-2022

Trivia 2022 Week 2

Snowbird in Utah is celebrating its 50th season this year. They have a trail named STH. What does STH stand for?

SKI Magazine at 85!

I became addicted to skiing in the 1960s when I was in college. Part of that addiction was devouring ski magazines. In those days there were two mainstream ski magazines, SKI and SKIING. I was lucky since various fraternity brothers… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2022 Week 1

We’re now down to one mainstream printed ski magazine, the appropriately named SKI magazine! When was the first issue of SKI magazine published?

Bill McCollom 1946-2020

This past summer, August 1st found me driving up a dirt road to an address in Hartland, Vermont, that defied my GPS!  I had turned around on my first attempt when the road got so narrow that meeting an oncoming… Continue Reading →

2021 Season Wrap-Up

Last week’s trivia asked about the latest closing date for Stowe Mountain Resort. According to the MMSC timeline, that would be May 2, 1983. As you might expect MMSC historian Mike Leach had that answer. He says he found it… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2021 Week 19

What is the latest ski season closing date for Stowe Mountain Resort?

Phil Mahre

As I wrote last week, Marc Girardelli won his 5 overall FIS World Cups with his rear-entry boots. The highly coveted overall World Cup is considered to be the ultimate prize in Alpine ski racing. From a United States perspective,… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2021 Week 18

What American man has won the most overall FIS Alpine World Cups?

Rear-entry Ski Boots Revisited

“I am still skiing with my Salomon rear entry boots! Started skiing young in 1969 and after years of Nordica, Lange, Fischer (I think) and pain, my Salomons are the most comfortable boots I’ve ever had. If I could drive… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2021 Week 17

Marc Girardelli won 5 overall FIS World Cups. What was unique about his ski boots?

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