RetroSki 2022-2023

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2023 Echoes 1960 Winter Olympics

It’s interesting how something that happens today echoes an occurrence in the past which in turn triggers many memories! I’m sure historians experience this often. This season FIS alpine skiing has offered a couple of examples. Earlier in the season… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2023 Week 14

Who was the last Canadian woman to win a slalom Gold medal in either the World Championships or Olympics? And a follow up, what U.S. woman had to settle for the Silver that year?

Val d’Isere Follow-Up

Barry Stone shared a story of his first visit to Val d’Isere that was so good that I asked if I could share it in my column. He gave me permission so here is the story in Barry’s own words:… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2023 Week 13

Mikaela Shiffrin just set the record for most World Championship medals. When did she win her first World Championship medal?

Chamonix 1973

Last week I described how we had some great skiing in Val d’Isere on my first European ski trip in 1973 with friends John Dawson, John Fox, Jerry Gates, Ken Hildick, and Bob Penniman. Before I move on to our… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2023 Week 12

What city has a tram to access the Aiguille du Midi?

Val d’Isere 50 Years Ago!

In the early 1970s I was part of a group of skiing friends that took annual ski trips. I’ve shared some of these with you in the past so consider this a here-he-goes-again warning! We had started out with trips… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2023 Week 11

What two ski areas make up l’Espace Killy?

Wildcat Celebrates 65 Years!

On a spring day in the early 1950s four friends were skiing Tuckerman Ravine. Mack Beal, Brooks Dodge, George Macomber, and Malcolm McLane had connected through skiing and ski racing. Dodge and Macomber had been on the U.S. Ski Team… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2023 Week 10

What ski area had the first ski gondola in the United States?

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