What revolutionary ski company, that still produces freestyle skis today, was started in Minnesota during the mid 1950s? Hart Skis was started in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1955.
Name all Minnesota born skiers that have competed in the Winter X-Games so far (in freeskiing)? **Update 11/9/2012** Turning this into a list of Minnesotans that have competed in winter or summer X-Games. Add in the comments if you have additional information on the athletes/events/years. Thanks for building this list of accomplished action sports athletes […]
Question submitted by Chris McKeever. After decades on the endangered species list, what animal is in a lottery for tags to be hunted this fall in Minnesota? Alex Gjavenis with the correct answer. From www.dnr.state.mn.us “The 2012 Minnesota Legislature passed and the governor signed a bill providing additional direction and authorities for conducting the state’s […]
What ski area in Minnesota has the longest vertical? What ski area has the shortest vertical, with chairlift service, in Minnesota? Answer in the comments below. Winner will be mailed 3 Inspired Minnesota stickers. David & Ryan will be receiving a sticker pack for their correct answers. To be honest I had overlooked Chester Bowl […]
Where was the character Gordon Bombay from in the movie Might Ducks? What nickname was Adam Banks called for the town he lived in? What Twin Cities local pro ski filmmaker rollerbladed as a stunt double in Mighty Ducks? Answer in the comments below. You can answer with fb if you like! […]
Where is the highest natural point in Minnesota and what is the elevation? Shout out to Chris McKeever with the correct answer. “Eagle Mountain is the highest natural point in Minnesota, at 2,301 feet (701 m). Eagle Mountain is only about 15 miles (24 km) from Minnesota’s lowest elevation, Lake Superior, at 607 feet (185 […]
What rollerblader slid the 33-kink handrail at the Edina High School in 2002? No prize this week, answer for pride in Minnesota handrail trivia. Video coming after the correct answer is posted in the comments below. Shout out to Matt Halverson with the quick, correct answer. Now enjoy this gnarly video! * Note we did […]
The intro part to Henrik Harlaut’s segment in “The Education of Style” shows Henrik dropping some knowledge to little Paddy Flanagan. A) What hollywood movie is this scene paying homage to? B) What ski area was it shot at? Submit your answers by commenting on this post. Winner receives this prize pack courtesy Tall T […]
Who were the three skiers from Minnesota to sweep 1st, 2nd and 3rd in slopestyle at the 2008 Junior Nationals in Steamboat? Answer: 1st place Austin Torvinen, 2nd place Cody Ling, 3rd place Michael Mamalakis
Who were the two Minnesotan skiers that competed in the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck? (hint: downhill and nordic ski jumping) Answers: Cindy Nelson (Bronze, downhill). Kip Sundgaard (ski jumping).
Who were the 5 original athletes that made up the “AR5,” and the founding Armada team? Answer: Tanner Hall, Boyd Easley, JP Auclair, JF Cusson, Julien Regnier
Where was the first ski ever discovered and approximately how old was it? The oldest known ski, Kalvtraskidan was found in 1924 in a bog near the village of Kalvträsk, in Skelleftea, Sweden, and has been carbon dated to roughly 3200 B.C. or about 5200 years old.