RetroSki 2021-2022

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The Stowe Derby

“You owe it to yourself to do it at least once!” I’m guessing most readers have heard this from well-meaning friends applying peer pressure to influence your decision on something. Well, back in the late 1970s, my friends used this… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2022 Week 11

In what year did the Stowe Derby start?

1952 Stowe Nationals

If you’ve skied Stowe, I’m sure you’ve noticed it. When you decide to ski the Nosedive or the top segment of Toll Road, there’s that cleared swath straight ahead of you. It’s above lift-served skiing although you may see tracks… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2022 Week 10

What modification to Stowe’s Nosedive was made to facilitate the International races in 1952?

1952 Winter Olympics

Next week will mark the beginning of the 24th (XXIV) Winter Olympic Games. They are being held in that mecca of winter sports, Beijing, China! Well, I won’t go down that rabbit hole! So let’s go back 70 years to… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2022 Week 9

Where were the 1952 Winter Olympics held?

Gar Anderson

Today marks the start of the 47th Stowe Winter Carnival beginning with ice carving and ending on Sunday with Snow Volleyball. As I have written before, the original Stowe Winter Carnival was in 1921, however the modern version dates back… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2022 Week 8

The modern Stowe Winter Carnival traces its origin to 1975. What individual is credited with organizing that 1975 Stowe Winter Carnival?

The Stowe Friday Program

If you’ve skied Stowe on a Friday in midseason, then at lunchtime you have probably witnessed the arrival of several yellow school buses. Some of the buses have attached ski racks with skis sticking out at all angles, others are… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2022 Week 7

What season did the Stowe school ski program (now known as the Friday program) start?

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