Volume 22, No. 3 September 2010

On the Cover: 
On The Cover This cover reproduction from the January 24, 1931 issue of Judge Magazine is from Gary Schwartz' large-format, softcover book The Art .cif Skiing. To order the book (current price $4.88), contact Powell's Books, Portland, Ore., 800-878-7323,

8 McGill vs Dartmouth: A Storybook Rivalry
For a while, McGill's Red Birds and America's Dartmouth were the ski teams to beat. by Tom Peacock

12 Hunter S. Thompson: Fear, Loathing, and Skiing
Why one of Aspen's most famous residents never cottoned to life on the slopes. by Jay Cowan

15 Alta Images
A visual treasure of early action at the motherlode of Utah skiing. by Richard Needham

22 Bringing it to the Streif
Daron Rahlves, Amerca's top skeep skier, remembers the world's greatest downhills. by Jackson Hogen

27 The Gnome of Fortune
Fred Iselin, Aspen's Clown Prince of skiiing. A classic profile revisited. by Burton Hersh

32 How Downhill Racer Got Across the Finish Line
An insider's story on the making of a ski film classic. by Abby Rand

37 Hard Skis: A Family Business Rebounds
For more than 50 years, the Hart brand flourished. Then outside interests arrived. by Seth Masia

44 The Bradley Packer-Grader--in Context
Was Winter Park's snow groomer the earliest? Europe may have been there first. by Seth Masia



3 Readers Respond
Hooker Judson's 100th, waxing redux, setting the Canadian record straight.

6 Where Are They Now
Erich Sailer, the Wizard of Buck Hill, Minnesota

31 Museum News
What the ski museums are up to in Vermont, Utah, New Hampshire, California 

36 Report from Ishperming
deck TK

42 Snapshots in Time
Springy poles, Sugarbush chic, bindings to the rescue

43 Skier's Bookshelf
Sunday River: The story of the Maine ski area that could--and did.

45 Remembering
Don Moss, Bud Little, Bill Hazelett, Bill Riley, Arne Backstrom, Jerry Simon..

48 Long Thongs
When the Norsemen arrived at Aspen's Heatherbed Inn, by Martie Sterling

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