RetroSki 2020-2021

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Trivia 2021 Week 4

What company introduced the first down parka?

Powderhorn Mountaineering

It’s amazing how looking at old photos can bring back so many memories. Pat and Mike Weisel who are longtime friends of mine used COVID time to go through their old photos and have some digitized. Since some of those… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2021 Week 3

Outdoor wear maker Powderhorn was founded in 1972 at what ski area?

POWDER Magazine

During the Retro-Ski days we relied on our ski magazines. There was no Internet so we looked to the magazines for what skis to buy, for what ski resorts to visit, and for tips on how to ski better. In… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2021 Week 2

What year did POWDER magazine begin publication?

Ken Strong and The Shed

It was his laugh that I remember best. It was loud, raucous, raw, and unique. Whether in a busy bar or a crowded room, when you heard that laugh you knew Ken Strong was there. Ken passed away on April… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2021 Week 1

What year did The Shed in Stowe open?

Backcountry Here I Come

I’m back for another season of skiing memories and nostalgia. When I left off last season I had shared the hope that this season might offer a closer return to “normal”. However it’s shaping up to be anything but normal… Continue Reading →

Welcome to the 2020-2021 Season of Retro-Ski!

As we face a second ski season dealing with COVID-19, it’s a good time to reflect back on past seasons. Enjoy the nostalgia and memories of the way skiing was. For newcomers you’re invited to take the Retro-Skier Test! Weekly… Continue Reading →

The Lookout on Big Spruce

Lots of action on last week’s trivia question! The warming hut near the top of Big Spruce was called the Lookout. Bill “Shakey” Hays was one of the first to answer. “It was variously known as “The Outlook” and “The… Continue Reading →

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