More Cowbell: Nathaniel Vinton ’01 Talks World Cup Ski Racing on PRI

the-fall-line-cover-revisedLast weekend, World Cup alpine ski racing returned to the Eastern US for the first time in twenty-five years, with the best women ski racers in the world—including slalom champion and hometown favorite Mikaela Shiffrin—drawing record crowds at Killington resort in Vermont. Nathaniel Vinton ’01, author of The Fall Line: America’s Rise to Ski Racing’s Summit (W.W. Norton, 2015), spoke with Marco Werman of PRI’s The World about skiing, climate change, Vermont, and cowbells. You can listen to the interview here.


It’s a very big deal to the people of New England. There are very deep roots for ski racing in New England. That’s where the sport was really born, as far as the United States goes.

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