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post #31 of 56
I gots da skis.........you gots SNOW???
post #32 of 56
Thread Starter 
I wish Bonni, I wish!

OK, here are the latest questions!

1. Where was the first slalom in the US held?
2. When was the first slalom in the US held? (year)
3. Who won the first US slalom?

...and some interesting facts.
Did you know???
- Time only, not form, was the criterion.
- The race was won by a skier who adopted a low crouch while others stood
more upright.
- The original slalom gates consisted of pine branches stuck in the snow.
post #33 of 56
This TRIVIA biz is lame. Sorry.
post #34 of 56
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nightingale
This TRIVIA biz is lame. Sorry.
No one said you had to pay any attention to it! If you think it is lame as you said, just ignore it! I happen to be interested in ski history and I happen to like sharing my knowledge. I have chosen to do this by presenting it as trivia questions. There are a few people who seem interested as well, they have answered the questions and/or viewed this thread 821 times.
post #35 of 56
New Hamphire, 1930's, Dick Durrance
post #36 of 56
Thread Starter 
State is correct, but what area? The winner is not correct and neither is the year. This is the first slalom, not the first National Ski Association sanctioned National Down Hill Championship, it came nearly 10 years before the NSA sanctioned race.
post #37 of 56
OK, I'll say the answer for number 2 is: 1937?
post #38 of 56
Thread Starter 
Even earlier than that! Sorry, but good try!
post #39 of 56

dam, picked wrong career.

my step-dad designed + built conveyor systems. if i'd had followed i could be getting paid to build ski lifts and writing off every ski trip(something to think about for any engineers that ski).
post #40 of 56
Thread Starter 
Here was my last question,I got really busy with the last week or so of school and didn't get a chance to check or post the answers so I will do that now.

1. Where was the first slalom in the US held? Dartmouth
2. When was the first slalom in the US held? (year) 1925
3. Who won the first US slalom? Charley Proctor

It seems as though there is little interest in ski trivia here so I will not post more. If I am wrong, please let me know.
post #41 of 56
Hey, I'd reply if I knew the answers! I threw out a lame guess to get the thread back on topic. Can't beleive I didnt even get the decade right! It was in New Hampshire, though. Give us another chance. Keep it hard, and dont expect alot of responses. Here's an easy one for the mid-atlantic skiers out there. Where was the first uphill conveyance for skiing in Pennsylvania? What year?
post #42 of 56
Keep it coming.
post #43 of 56
Thread Starter 
OK, new questions.
1. Who invented the double pole slalom and pioneered the Alpine combined racing event thus earning himself recognition as "the father of modern ski racing"?



post #44 of 56
I'm gonna take a guess at it and say Hannes Schneider, and I hope I spelt his name write. :
post #45 of 56
Thread Starter 
Hannes Schneider was "The Father of Modern Skiing",
http://http://teachski.com/articles/schneider/schneider.htm ,
but not the Father of of Modern Ski Racing".
That was a great guess though.
post #46 of 56
Arnold Lunn.
post #47 of 56
Thread Starter 
YES!Sir Arnold Lund is recognized internationally as the "father of modern ski Racing" He invented the double pole slalom and pioneered the Alpine Combined.

How about some new ones?
1. Who brought skiing to Switzerland and what was the cirumstance?

...and for you legal Eagles!(and anyone else who wants to try)
2. Name the defendant in the landmark legal case from the late 70's that drove liability premiums through the roof causing a nimber of small areas to cease operation. Can you also name the plaintif?
post #48 of 56
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by teachskiljp
How about some new ones?
1. Who brought skiing to Switzerland and what was the cirumstance??
It was Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes. He introduced the sport of skiing to Switzerland when he arrived in Dacos with some skis that he had brought from his travels to Norway.
The story goes that he took his ailing wife to Davos where the high mountain air helped her out. The town was isolated during the winter even though another town was only 10 miles away over the mountain. He led a trip up over the mountain on skis, the first ever in Switzerland, and 6hrs later showed up at the nearby town, to a cheering crowd.

Quote:
Originally Posted by teachskiljp
...and for you legal Eagles!(and anyone else who wants to try)
Quote:
Originally Posted by teachskiljp
Quote:
Originally Posted by teachskiljp
2. Name the defendant in the landmark legal case from the late 70's that drove liability premiums through the roof causing a nimber of small areas to cease operation. Can you also name the plaintif?
James Sunday
In this 1978 case the Vermont Supreme court found that because of technological advances in grooming and snowmaking, brush located on a ski trail should no longer necessarily be a risk assumed by the skier.

Sunday v. Stratton 390 A. 2d 398, 401-402 (1978)

He got 1.5 million

This site mentions that case and some other cases which may be of interest.
http://www.mm-m.com/publications/slj1200.pdf
Ski Litigations start on page 3, it is in Adobe format
post #49 of 56
ski trivia is great. keep it coming. I can't respond to the questions cause I don't know the right answers. It's not because I'm not interested. Thank you for efforts.
post #50 of 56
Thread Starter 
Quote:
ski trivia is great. keep it coming. I can't respond to the questions cause I don't know the right answers. It's not because I'm not interested. Thank you for efforts.
No, I think I am going to quit! The questions I just answered were on the site from June 29 through July 23 and not one person tried to answer them. I think it is safe to say that the majority of people here just don't care about ski history and/or ski history trivia. It is NOT worth my effort to locate and verify this information since most of the time I end up answering it myself, but thanks Steve.
post #51 of 56
A couple of additional bits of trivia regarding Sunday v Stratton:

One of the things that shocked both the ski industry and the insurance industry about the $1.5 million that the jury awarded was that the plaintiff's attorney had only sued for $1 million.

There was strong reason to believe, and witnesses, that Mr. Sunday had drunk at least one glass of wine at lunch prior to his tragic fall, but the judge did not allow the defense to pursue this.
post #52 of 56
This thread got more views than any on this forum, but we don't care enough about ski history for teacher.

Maybe someone else has a question. I asked one on June 27th and noboby did try to answer!

OK, the answer is 1935, Adolph Dupree installed the world's 1st mechanical rope tow at Seven Springs, Pa.
post #53 of 56
Thread Starter 
OK Telerod15, maybe I was a little hasty in saying that people don't care about ski history here. Maybe what I should have said is that people don't care for ski history trivia. Maybe from now on I should just post this information as "Did you know" instead of presenting it as questions.
post #54 of 56
Wow, quick response! I like the questions. Allow us a few days to ponder, then give answer? I think its much more fun than just to present a random fact. I appreciate what you have done, if it's a hassle to continue, don't bother, really. A lot of people are enjoying your questions. No reason others couldn't come up with some questions, though, if you're tired of it. Maybe the questions won't be as good as yours, but it's just trivia, right? Anyway thanks for the contributions you make to Epicski.
post #55 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by teachskiljp
2. When was the first slalom in the US held? (year) 1925
just to be a nit picker, according to new england ski museum's web page, the first slalom in the US was held in 1923. keep that trivia coming!
post #56 of 56
Thread Starter 
Thanks! I used one of the New England Ski Museum's newsletters to write the question. I will check it out though, maybe there was a misprint.
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