RetroSki 2020-2021

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?

Skiing Can Be Spiritual

It’s 4:30 in the morning as I load my skis and get in the gondola. I join a group of non-skiers already in the car. I ask them where they’re from and they tell me they’re from Fairfax, Vermont. That… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2021 Week 16

Who is credited with the quote “It is better to go skiing and think of God, than go to church and think of skiing.”?

Celebrating Freestyle’s 50th!

Humans enjoy competition, particularly in sports. So it’s not surprising that from the time people started strapping boards to their feet, they also found ways to compete on snow. In its earliest form, it was what we now call cross… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2021 Week 15

We’re coming up on the 50th anniversary of what is generally considered to be the first freestyle competition in the United States although they actually called it a “Freestyle Exhibition.” Where was that first Freestyle Exhibition held?

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