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Mystery Glimpse: Name That Team

Mystery Glimpse: Name That Team

Here’s A Ski Team From The Past. Can you name when? Who’s who? Thanks to the Colorado Snowsports Museum for this one. Last Week Well, last week’s photo was a challenge.  Not one guess. Thanks again to Dana Mathios of the Colorado Snowsports Museum for this description. This photo was taken at The Hotel Jerome in Aspen. The photo is[Read More…]

by January 27, 2020 3 comments Mystery Glimpse
Alta. Credit: SkiUtah

Snow In Literature: Lesson #1

Utah Poet Offers Instruction And Advice For Beginners In Sonnet. The following loosely-rhymed sonnet is by Utah skier and writer Emma Lou Thayne (1924-2014). It appeared in her 1971 book Spaces in the Sage and was once printed on a ski poster sent nationwide to advertise Utah’s “Greatest Snow on Earth.” Thayne earned a master’s degree in creative writing from[Read More…]

by December 5, 2018 1 comment Nostalgia
Ouch.  Another major retail chain bites the dust and with it goes the famous "sniagrab" sales.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

A Western Tradition Bites The Dust

The “Sniagrab” Is Gone Forever. “Sniagrab” is the word “bargains” spelled backwards. More than just a catchy name, Sniagrab was the famous Labor Day blowout sale held by sporting goods retailer Sports Authority. Everything –skis, boards, boots, and all gear and clothing – left over from last season was assembled in a warehouse-type setting and sold at rock bottom prices. People[Read More…]

by June 27, 2016 2 comments Features