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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
1. How and why did KT-22 at Squaw Valley get it's name?

2. What 1924 US Olympic Ski Jumper had to wait 50 years to receive his bronze medal because judges at that game made a mistake calculating his total points?

3. What US Olympian was killed in an avalanche in 1964? (I have a cat named after him.)

4. The name White Stag was a popular ski industry name for many years. THis name was adopted by Harold S. Hirsch for a division of his father's Hirsch-Weis Canvas Products Company. How did Hirsch come up with the name White Stag?

5. What is the current name of the G-Bar-S Ranch Ski Area located in Western MA.?

Have fun!

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post #2 of 22
KT-22 stands for Kick Turns....the 22 is the number of kick turns the owners wife made skiing down it. I just don't remember her name!
post #3 of 22
Thread Starter 
Awesome Bonni! You are right!!!!!

The woman's name was Sandy Poulsen. She named it for the number of kick turns it took her to negotiate it's face, exactly as you said.
post #4 of 22
#3 is Buddy Werner.

A bit of Jackson Hole trivia to add to that question is that the founder of JH had contracted with Buddy to come be the Ski School Director at this new, unheralded ski resort in northwestern Wyoming. If Buddy hadn't been killed in that avalanche, Pepi Stiegler might never have come skiing to Jackson Hole.

Bob
post #5 of 22
Hirsch= stag (deer); weiss= white (in German and Yiddish)
post #6 of 22
Wasn't Sandy Poulsen a member of the US Ski Team a few years earlier?
post #7 of 22
2) Anders Haugen. 4 times national champion. Brother Lars Haugen was national champion 7 times. (together 11 titles out of 18 from 1910-1928). Carl Howelson of Steamboat Springs won his national championship during this period (1921).

5) Butternut Basin
post #8 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Peters
#3 is Buddy Werner.

A bit of Jackson Hole trivia to add to that question is that the founder of JH had contracted with Buddy to come be the Ski School Director at this new, unheralded ski resort in northwestern Wyoming. If Buddy hadn't been killed in that avalanche, Pepi Stiegler might never have come skiing to Jackson Hole.

Bob
And in a phone conversation overheard earlier in the day:

BUDDY: Hey Pepi, hows the snow pack today?

PEPI: It's super Buddy, very stable, go for it! Listen, I gotta run. Have to make a call about a job opportunity (hee, hee). Have fun!!
post #9 of 22
Humor ain't always funny.
post #10 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by SnowDog
And in a phone conversation overheard earlier in the day:

BUDDY: Hey Pepi, hows the snow pack today?

PEPI: It's super Buddy, very stable, go for it! Listen, I gotta run. Have to make a call about a job opportunity (hee, hee). Have fun!!

yea.......that's really not that funny... or cool
post #11 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by SnowDog
And in a phone conversation overheard earlier in the day:

BUDDY: Hey Pepi, hows the snow pack today?

PEPI: It's super Buddy, very stable, go for it! Listen, I gotta run. Have to make a call about a job opportunity (hee, hee). Have fun!!
In the words of a former deceased, demented president, "There you go again".
post #12 of 22
That wasn't cool, was it?
post #13 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by east_skiier04
yea.......that's really not that funny... or cool
I don't necessarily want to defend the "joke", but from what I've heard about Buddy Werner over the years he might have been the first to laugh. My understanding was that he was a risk-taker who skied hard, raced hard, and lived hard.

I know that's not very sensitive of me, but there you go.

Bob
post #14 of 22
No. It's not
post #15 of 22
Yea, shame on you Springhill, I for one am appauled! :
post #16 of 22
Thread Starter 
All questions answered correctly!

1. How and why did KT-22 at Squaw Valley get it's name?
Bonni - KT-22 stands for Kick Turns....the 22 is the number of kick turns the owners wife made skiing down it.
2. What 1924 US Olympic Ski Jumper had to wait 50 years to receive his bronze medal because judges at that game made a mistake calculating his total points?
telerod15 - Anders Haugen. 4 times national champion.
3. What US Olympian was killed in an avalanche in 1964? (I have a cat named after him.)
Bob Peters - #3 is Buddy Werner.

4. The name White Stag was a popular ski industry name for many years. THis name was adopted by Harold S. Hirsch for a division of his father's Hirsch-Weis Canvas Products Company. How did Hirsch come up with the name White Stag?
dp - Hirsch= stag (deer); weiss= white (in German and Yiddish)
5. What is the current name of the G-Bar-S Ranch Ski Area located in Western MA.?
telerod15 - Butternut Basin

Great job all. I go back to work tomorrow so it will be a little while before I can research and post a few more trivia questions. Maybe someone else will take my lead and post some.
post #17 of 22
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post #18 of 22
Whats the french word for nightingale?
post #19 of 22
That's too easy. Everyone knows its "Bode". Just kidding. The French word is "Rossignol" .
post #20 of 22
Thats right, Nightingale IS a ski trivia question! ZZZZZZZZZZZ... Good on the spelling too, RiDeC58!
post #21 of 22
What's the BOTSWANIAN word for "RiDeC58":
post #22 of 22
It means go back to sleep
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