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When was the first ski tow in the United States built? Where was the first chairlift in the world located? Who created the Arlberg Method for ski instruction? Who shot Spider Sabich? The history of skiing is filled with memorable people, exciting places, and incredible events. In Retro-Ski: A Nostalgic Look Back at Skiing, author, columnist, and longtime skiing fanatic Greg Morrill takes a look back at the history of the sport, recalling memories from days gone by. In each chapter Morrill poses a trivia question relating to a topic in skiing history and explores related topics through both personal memories and historical research. If you've ever ridden a rope tow, owned wooden skis, or laced a long-thong, Morrill's insights may enliven your memories and make you smile. And if you've never had the qpleasureq of those experiences, you'll come to appreciate what you've missed.In 1965 his editor at La#39;Equipe challenged him to come up with something to a€œhelp readers understand the ski racing alpine ... Lang also published the annual Ski World Cup Guide, which contained World Cup statistics and racer biographies.

Author:Greg Morrill
Publisher:LULU - 2013-11


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