Volume 21, No. 4 December 2009

On the Cover: 

This reproduction of a 1930 poster promotes winter tourism in the Austrian Alps.The poster is availablein 20 x 30-inch format from Miss Ski (formerly Mountain Chalet) for $18 plus $5 shipping.To order, visit the website or phone (866) 849-5056.


9 The Sweet Ski Life of Hannes Schroll
The story of charismatic Austrian who started two California ski schools. by Morten Lund

22 Extreme's Father and Son
Jim and Shane McConkey defined the 50-year evolution of a new kind of skiing. by John Fry

28 Hans Kraus: The Skier's Doctor
He proved that injuries could be remedied by exercise rather than plaster. by Gretchen Besser

32 The Incredible Emile Cochand
The extraordinary Swiss who founded North America's first ski resort. by Chas Cochand

44 Stu Campbell: A Ski Instructor's Extraordinary Legacy
The late instruction guns is honored as ISHA's 2009 Skiing History Pioneer. by Andy Bigford


4 Readers Respond
First Olympic trials; fiberglass ski, snowboard beginnings.

14 Snapshots in Time
What was happening in 1949, 1959, 1984, and 1989.

15 Classics Revisited
Christian Pravda, the oldest continuous ski racer of them all. by Burton Hersh

18 Website News
Now you can read Skiing Heritage back issues online. by Seth Masia

19 Where Are They Now: Yuichiro Miura
The daredeveil who skied Everest...and more. by Paul J. MacArthur

21 Report from Ishpeming
U.S. Hall of Fame names eight inductees for 2009. by Tom West

37 Where Are They Now: Chuck Ferries
How the business savvy of the Sixties' hot U.S. skier paid off. by Seth Masia

42 Skier's Bookshelf
Portillo and the Hahnenkamm: Different worlds, but two ski racing legends.

45 Remembering
Toni Sailer and Eunice Kennedy Shriver

48 Long Thongs
Leaving Pennsylvania and heading for the Rockies. by Martie Sterling

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