RetroSki 2023-2024

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Trivia 2024 Week 16

Where were the 1994 Winter Olympics held?

1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics

A couple of weeks ago a news story caught my attention about the Mahre brothers winning gold and silver in the slalom at the 1984 Olympics. Actually the story was about the celebration of the 40th anniversary of that event… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2024 Week 15

Where were the 1984 Winter Olympics held?

Perry Merrill

At least once every ski season when I’m skiing the gondola, I hear somebody say “Let’s take Perry Merrill, whoever that was?” The wording may be slightly different, but the meaning is the same. If they are unlucky enough to… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2024 Week 14

Who was Perry Merrill?

Olympics, Farming and More

This column is going to be a medley of unrelated topics. And I’m going to start with a topic that isn’t about skiing or history, although it may be about history in the making. While Vermont has produced more than… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2024 Week 13

When was the first Stowe Derby?

Bill Jenkins

Bill Jenkins Jr. is one of the few, maybe even the only person to have literally built a ski area from the ground up. Most people start with a mountain or a hill, but Jenkins turned a flat piece of… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2024 Week 12

What lost Vermont ski area had a vertical of 31 feet 6.5 inches?

Billy Kidd

When Mark Anderson answered one of my trivia questions a couple of weeks back, he also shared some interesting statistics he had discovered. “In all, the USA has won 47 Olympic alpine ski medals – only behind Austria (121), Switzerland… Continue Reading →

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