RetroSki 2023-2024

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Trivia 2024 Week 9

Who shot Spider Sabich?

Dutch Hill

“If you like to ski Vermont and want to save the hour it takes to drive north to the larger resorts, Dutch Hill in Heartwellville, Vt., 39 miles from Pittsfield, Mass., offers worthwhile terrain.” That’s an excerpt from the February… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2024 Week 8

What lost Vermont ski area was called “Little Stowe” by ski writer Bob Curley of the Passaic, New Jersey, “Herald News” in 1955?

The Longer You Ski…

I received answers to last week’s trivia question on the first overall World Cup winners from Bill Shea and Lyndall Heyer. The men’s winner was Jean-Claude Killy and the women’s winner was Nancy Greene from Canada. Jean-Claude won that first… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2024 Week 7

Let’s go back to 1967 when the first overall World Cups were awarded. Who won the men’s 1967 overall World Cup? Who won the women’s?

The Rosemount Ski Boot

Last week I wrote about the challenges of leather ski boots. That was triggered by people’s reaction to a collection of older ski boots the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum had on display at the Killington World Cup. That collection… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2024 Week 6

T Bob Lange was one of the first to develop a plastic ski boot and his boots are still one of the leading brands found on the slopes today. But our trivia question is about another plastic boot pioneer. What… Continue Reading →

Leather Ski Boots

At the Killington World Cup I volunteered at the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum’s tent in the Vendor Village. We had a small selection of old skis and old ski boots. The ski boots drew more attention than the skis!… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2024 Week 5

What ski boot manufacturer used the slogan “Are you still lacing while others are racing?”

Mount Ellen Celebrates 60th Anniversary!

Last week I wrote about Mad River celebrating its 75th anniversary. This week I’m writing about its immediate neighbor celebrating its 60th anniversary! That’s the Mt. Ellen portion of Sugarbush. In some respects this is the story of a lost… Continue Reading →

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