Volume 23, No. 3 May-June 2011

On the Cover: 

This illustration by Miriam Story Hurford appeared on the February 1929 cover of Woman’s World. It is reprinted from Gary Schwartz’s large-format, soft-cover book The Art of Skiing. To order a copy of the book, contact Powell’s Books in Portland, Oregon; (800) 878-7323 (


9 Sun Valley Reunion
Skiing Heritage Week and Hall of Fame induction festivities score a record turnout. By Seth Masia

14 The Fans Were Robbed!
Weather forced the FIS to scrub what would have been a thrilling final race to decide the 2011 women’s World Cup title. By John Fry

18 Every Dog Has His Day
The founders of freestyle look back on the sport’s first years of competition. By Brian Gilmore

23 Schuss Interrupted
A competitor recalls how he raced the famous Parsenn Derby in 1955—only to be delayed by two Swiss ladies chatting on a bridge. By Robert Parker


3 Readers Respond
What Joubert meant to say; ski-club logo search.

4 Short Turns
Historic year for ski jumping, Cochran family honored.

25 Historic Lodging
Aspen Meadows Resort doubles as a ski hotel and the Colorado home of the Aspen Institute.

28 Resorts Then and Now
Some of Canada’s top ski racers got their start on the steep slopes of Mount Norquay near Banff.

31 Where Are They Now?
Facing Addison’s disease, former World Cup slalom champ and longtime coach Tyler Palmer retires.

33 Technique
Hans Georg was ahead of his time when he challenged the Arlberg and French ski techniques.

35 Classics Revisited
At the 1936 Winter Games, Dick Durrance raced on a pair of solid-wood Eriksen alpine skis.

36 World Ski Summit
A firsthand report from the Winter Sports and Outdoor Life Conference in Norway.

38 Remembering
Pascal “Pete” Heuga and artist Cecile Johnson.

39 Cartoons
Bob Cram takes a ski trip to Afghanistan.

40 Last Run
New techniques for spring skiing.

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