Volume 23, No. 2 March-April 2011

On the Cover: 

Herbert Bayer (1900–1985) was an Austrian graphic designer, painter, sculptor, photographer, interior designer and architect , and influential figure in the Bauhaus modern art movement. In 1946, he moved to Aspen, Colorado, hired by visionary Walter Paepcke. His architectural work there included co-designing the Aspen Institute and restoring the Wheeler Opera House. He also produced promotional posters, including this sought-after collectible from 1946. Image courtesy of Swann Auction Galleries.


17 Heading West
In 1936, Charley Proctor arrived in Ketchum, Idaho, to help plan the new Sun Valley ski resort. A firsthand account from his diary. By Eddy Ancinas

20 Taking Flight
The evolution of ski flying, from the first recorded jump to the latest world record, set this winter on a mammoth new hill in Norway. By Paul MacArthur

26 Playboy Skiing
In 1969, author John Jerome visited the Playboy Club in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. He found the slopes— and even the bunnies—to be a bust. By John Jerome


3 Commentary
Celebrating 1936, a pivotal year in ski history.

4 Readers Respond
Stone steps down, the first U.S. gondola.

5 Short Turns
New international film festival looks back, Denver revives the big-city jump ramp, modern-day longboards.

10 Resorts Then and Now
Founded in 1937, Caberfae Peaks is once again the fastest-rising resort in Michigan.

12 Historic Lodging
As it approaches its 100th birthday, the Gstaad Palace in Switzerland is among the grandest of ski-resort hotels.

15 Collectibles
An Aspen ski poster by Herbert Bayer sold for $16,800 at a recent auction, and Skiing Heritage was there.

30 ISHA Donors 2010
Acknowledging the generous individuals who support our sport and its heritage.

32 Where Are They Now?
At Mont Tremblant in 1945, Canada’s Johnny Fripp became the first non-European to direct a ski school at a major North American resort.

34 Remembering
Richard Spademan, Paul Augustine, Dickie Pete Peterson.

36 Skier’s Bookshelf
Papers from the 2009 International Ski History Congress, the FIS at 100 years, and in search of the perfect turn.

38 Cartoons
Bob Cram explains why no one showed up on the slopes last weekend.

39 Skiing Heritage Week Calendar

40 Last Run
Ski caddies, the new on-mountain necessity. (SKI Magazine, September 1969)

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