RetroSki 2021-2022

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“I just want to say one word to you: plastics!”

“I just want to say one word to you. Just one word: plastics!” Mr. McGuire to Benjamin Braddock in The Graduate, 1967. Well, in reality Mr. McGuire could have said, “I just want to say one word to you: polytetrafluoroethylene!”… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2022 Week 6

Who invented Gore-Tex?

Klaus Obermeyer at 102!

Klaus Obermeyer was born on December 2nd, 1919 in Oberstaufen, Germany. He began skiing at age three on skis fashioned from orange crate slats. Growing up he became a proficient skier, mountaineer, and rock-climber. He graduated from university with a… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2022 Week 5

Who takes credit for inventing the two-pronged ski brake?

Cochran’s Celebrates 60 Years!

Where did you learn to ski? No, I didn’t mean that as a critique, I meant “At what ski area did you learn to ski?” And I’m interested in where you actually learned to ski, not the first area you… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2022 Week 4

What ski area is the United States’ first 501(c)(3) tax-exempt ski area?

Stratton Celebrates 60 Years!

Last week I shared the story of how Snowbird was the result of two individuals, one with a vision and one with the resources to make the vision a reality. Much closer to home there’s a resort who is celebrating… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2022 Week 3

What is the only Vermont resort other than Killington to host World Cup Alpine races?

Snowbird Celebrates 50 Years!

“If man had sent God a request for the perfect potential place for skiing, Snowbird is what He would have sent back.” – Dick Bass In the 1950s a west coast surfer named Ted Johnson discovered Alta Ski Area. He… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2022 Week 2

Snowbird in Utah is celebrating its 50th season this year. They have a trail named STH. What does STH stand for?

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