real OLD family ski photos and Happy Mother's Day
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JimK - DCSki Columnist
May 10, 2008
Member since 01/14/2004 🔗
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Thanks to a tip from skier219 I've been reading Climb to Conquer by Peter Shelton on the ski troops of the famous 10th Mtn Div. I came across some old family photos in digital format today, including one of my brother as a ski trooper in USMC around 1984. I thought it was so cool it inspired me to post the best of the small batch of vintage family ski pics I have in digital. There a couple nice shots of my late Mom on skis too.
Happy Mother's Day to all the DCSki Moms.
Here's a link to about ten old family photos, many from Blue Knob, some from as far back as 1960s.
Denis - DCSki Supporter 
May 10, 2008
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Those are great Jim. Thanks for posting.
lbotta - DCSki Supporter 
May 10, 2008
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I'm farklempt... One more little bit of proof that skiing is the ultimate family sport. It binds families and friends together. Something about the coziness of winter, the glow of a fireplace, and the joy of the sport that gets people together.
May 10, 2008
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I am so jealous. Yes, I have great family memories as well, but I wish my parents had introduced me to skiing when I was young. In fact it was my kids who insisted they try snowboarding that eventually led me to skiing. I hope to do my part to pass it on in time. Do you ever ride a lift with a grandparent and grandchild? I hope to be that grandparent some day.

BTW, the pics were great. When I look at what your folks were wearing, I would be freezing. No goggles, helmets, gaiters, gortex, fleece. It looks like your mom is wearing driving gloves. Maybe they are the greatest generation.

May 11, 2008
Member since 10/14/2004 🔗
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Excellent pics Jim and thanks for posting. Those reminded me so much of similar trips (especially Blue Knob) that my family took in the 70's. You are so lucky....I have searched high and low for just one pic from those trips but have been unsuccessful so far.

I had to chuckle about "tucking" Mambo Alley. My brother and I used to do the same thing :-)
pagamony - DCSki Supporter 
May 11, 2008
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Thanks Jim. That is waaaay cooool. I love vintage pics. The one labeled "Dad and Mom" is my favorite, they look alot like my grandparents in Ohio around the same time. That family used home made skis on the hill behind the house. Good stuff. Cheers to you.
oldensign - DCSki Columnist
May 12, 2008
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The night the soup froze! that is true Blue Knob!
thanks for posting
May 15, 2008
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wow, Jim. that was a wonderful experience you had while growing up. My folks couldn't have cared less for skiing. The only time I ever heard of it, as a child, was during the Olympics. I made sure my son had experiences that I didn't. You and I are about the same age. Your christmas tree and LR looked a lot like ours, \:\) minus the skis. \:\(
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