RetroSki 2022-2023

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Harris Hill 2022

Last week I wrote about Harris Hill celebrating 100 years of ski jumping. This past weekend at Harris Hill there was more to celebrate than 100 years. I don’t need to remind you of the weather last Thursday into Friday…. Continue Reading →

Trivia 2022 Week 13

Who was the last alpine skier to win 3 gold medals in a single Olympics?

When Ski Jumping Was King!

For those of us who started skiing in our backyards, the first step was to find a hill to ski down. The second step was to build a jump on that hill! So it’s no surprise that in the history… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2022 Week 12

Where is Vermont’s only 90 meter ski jump?

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?

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