Author Greg Morrill

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 →

Trivia 2022 Week 4

What ski area is the United States’ first 501(c)(3) tax-exempt ski area?

Stratton Celebrates 60 Years!

Last week I shared the story of how Snowbird was the result of two individuals, one with a vision and one with the resources to make the vision a reality. Much closer to home there’s a resort who is celebrating… Continue Reading →

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