Volume 21, No. 2 June 2009

On the Cover: 

On The Cover This 1930s poster, from the Beekley Collection at the Mammoth Ski Museum, was commissioned by the Simplon rail line to promote rail travel and winter tourism at Villars-Bretaye in the Swiss Alps. It is available for purchase in a variety of sizes. For viewing and pricing, visit the museum's website ( or call (760) 934-6592.


9 How Racers Have Chnaged
They're bigger, stronger, older than they were 40 years ago--the question is why? By Hank McKee

15 Dartmouth's Lasting Legacy to U.S. Skiing
This college leads all others in the names of Honorees at the U.S. Hall of Fame

16 1965: A Fantasy of the Future
Artists Graeme Ross envisions new resorts to be built by Disney, Playboy. By John Fry

21 Hunter Mountain Via Central Casting
Fifty years ago, Broadway celebrities flocked to a new winter playground.By Dinah Witchel

24 A Magic Mammoth Experience
Recapping memorable moments during Skiing Heritage Week at Mammoth Mt. By Dean Ericson

26 Plumas Ski Club's Longboard Revival
Longboard racing is re-born, thanks to a group of mining-era boosters. By Morten Lund

28 ISHA's 2009 Award Winners
Honoring the individuals who have recorded the heritage of skiing. By the Editors

30 2009 Ski History Congress: 12 Countries Strong
A record 56 papers were presented on key developments in the history of skiing. By John Allen

32 In the Shadow of Genghis Kahn
A Northwest backcountry skier captures on film the timeless skiers of China. By Morten Lund

35 Historic Gray Rocks Closes
A Laurentian legend loses its niche--but not its following. By Guy Thibaudeau

36 The Shooting War That Russia Won
A sport requiring speed, endurance, and accuracy was just what Russia needed. By W. D. Frank


4 Readers Respond
Brigg's firsts, a record poster sale, more origins of the 10th.

12 Where Are They Now
Ralph Miller. From wax room to classroom. By Seth Masia

14 Snapshots in Time
Snowboarding's bad rap.. downhill too risky? skii masks debut.

42 Skier's Bookshelf
Histories of California, Colorado, and New England.

45 Remembering
Andrea Lawrence, Jimp Temple, Bad Phillips, Emo Henrich, Wolfgang Lert

47 Chairman's Letter
Meet ISHA's Editorial Board. By Barry Stone

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