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Each issue of SeniorsSkiing.com has a picture to help test your skiing knowledge. Generally, the pictures are from collections in a variety of participating ski museums, which we encourage readers to visit.

This Englishman was instrumental in formalizing ski racing in the early part of the 20th Century. 1908, He founded the Alpine Ski Club in 1908, and in 1911 organized the Kandahar Challenge Cup, a race that continues annually to this day. In 1922, he set the first modern slalom course. For these and other skiing race innovations, he was knighted in 1952 by Queen Elizabeth for “…services to British skiing…”.The first reader to correctly identify his name will receive the new Licensed To Ski poster. Please email answers to [email protected]  

 

Greg Zoll, of Hillsdale, NJ, was the first reader to correctly identify the image as Gilbert’s Hill in Woodstock, VT. In the 1930s,it was a popular New England ski location. A rope tow, powered by the motor of a Ford Model T truck, was placed on the hill in 1934, making it possible for skiers to quickly get to the top. The hill was used as a ski area until 1965. There’s now a historical marker near the site. Greg, who will receive the new “Licensed To Ski” poster, currently is celebrating his 60th ski season. He was introduced to the sport by his father, a a 10th Mountain Division veteran, who, at one time, held the patent on the Curtiss-Wright Jet-Air compressor used for making snow at New Jersey’s Great Gorge ski area. He’s carried the skiing tradition to his own family and has skied throughout the US, the Alps and in Chile. Congratulations, Greg!

2 Comments

  1. Carol Finer says:

    Arnold Lunn

  2. Richard Kavey says:

    Sir Arnold Lunn

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