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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 →

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 →

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 →

Stowe’s 85th!

This season marks 85 years of lift-served skiing on Mount Mansfield! Stowe Mountain Resort will hold a community event celebrating its 85th anniversary on March 26 from 12 – 4 p.m. at Midway Lodge. This season also marks the 90th… Continue Reading →

Ski Essentials

A few seasons back, in a lift line at Whistler someone noticed the Stowe stickers on my skis and commented that he heard we were getting good snow back in Stowe. Indeed right after we left for Whistler, Stowe had… Continue Reading →

Remembering 1970s Vail

This week’s trivia asked what ski area had a trail named Tourist Trap. Bob Lefsetz and Kitty Coppock both identified Vail as the home of Tourist Trap. Kitty says, “A deliciously moguled part of Riva Ridge at Vail. It trapped… Continue Reading →

Aspen Celebrates 75 Years!

Back in January of this year I received a YouTube notification about a video of a 1963 performance by the Chad Mitchell Trio singing “Super Skier!” At one point in the song the lyrics include “folks up on Little Nell… Continue Reading →

Super Skier!

“Super Skier” performed by the Chad Mitchell Trio

When Alpine Ski Racing Was King!

Jumping was the first popular skiing competition here in the United States, but gradually alpine skiing began to take over that title. As you might expect, competitive alpine skiing began with what we now call downhill, a race from the… Continue Reading →

Harris Hill 2022

Last week I wrote about Harris Hill celebrating 100 years of ski jumping. This past weekend at Harris Hill there was more to celebrate than 100 years. I don’t need to remind you of the weather last Thursday into Friday…. Continue Reading →

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