RetroSki 2020-2021

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Trivia 2020 Week 17

Who is credited with inventing the first release ski binding?

James Niehues

If we compare the skiing experience from the RetroSki days to today, one of the big differences is the amount of technology we see on the slopes. Tickets are scanned, runs are tracked, and then there are the ubiquitous cell… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2020 Week 16

James Niehues will be inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame next week in Sun Valley. For what is James Niehues famous?

Thank You, McCarthys!

What are you doing this Saint Patrick’s Day? For 45 years here in Stowe the answer to that question usually was “we’re going to McCarthy’s!” This will be the first Saint Patrick’s Day since McCarthy’s closed last fall so this… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2020 Week 15

What former Stowe restaurateur still has trophies for her championship baton twirling?

Stu Campbell

Stu Campbell was born in 1942 in Brooklyn, New York. We’ll still claim Stu as a Vermonter since the family moved to Bennington when Stu was three years old. He learned to ski at nearby areas such as Bromley, Snow… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2020 Week 14

Who wrote the book “Ski with the Big Boys”?

Dave McCoy

Dave McCoy was born in 1915. After visiting the eastern Sierra region of California as a teenager, he was drawn to the outdoor life of the mountains which included fly fishing and skiing. He built his own first pair of… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2020 Week 13

When was the International trail at Stowe renamed Starr?

Sun Valley Trip 1974

Back in January I showed a home movie of a ski trip I took with a group of friends in 1974. It reminded me of what was happening here in the United States independent of skiing which did affect the… Continue Reading →

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