Heavyweight Ski ChampionshipBy Rocky Thompson on March 8th, 2010
The Mountain World pointed me toward this photo of John Truden, who they said was the multi-time Heavyweight Ski Champion from the early 1970s. I’ve seen the shot here and there on the internet, usually alongside that one of the fat guy in the Lampre kit at the Tour de France. I always thought it was some kind of early NASTAR race where anyone could enter or the whole thing was made up, but then I found this article about John Truden in a 1970 copy of the Bangor Daily News. The guy was a badass. I have no idea why they would have stopped holding the Heavyweight Ski Championships. I’d go watch.