Volume 24, No. 3 May-June 2012

On the Cover: 

This painting by Idaho artist Dan Burr ( depicts U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame member Jack “Red Dog” Reddish (1926–1992). In 1948, Reddish won the national downhill, slalom and combined titles and raced for the U.S. in the Winter Olympics at St. Moritz, Switzerland. Burr painted this in 2007 to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Alf Engen Ski Museum in Park City, Utah.


17 And the Beats Goes On
Elite skiers convened in Aspen in late March to party, race and pay tribute to World Pro Ski Tour founder Bob Beattie. By Christin Cooper

20 10th Mountain Redux
Cold-weather training and mountain-warfare skills, initiated by the U.S. Army’s fabled 10th Mountain Division, didn’t end with Camp Hale and World War II. The soldiers who followed have a history of their own. By Annie Uyehara

24 Requiem for a Skier’s Bar
Stowe, Vermont lost a legendary pub when The Shed closed last October. By Peter Miller

10th Mountain Redux

3 Readers Respond

5 Commentary
John Fry analyzes the angry politics of ski racing.

8 Short Turns
Adding up Lindsey Vonn’s championship World Cup season; Vermont’s Magic Mountain goes co-op; Colorado Hall of Fame elects the Class of 2012.

10 Snapshots in Time
Illustrated ski turns (1912), a dismal U.S. Ski Team season (1992) and more.

13 News from ISHA
Photos from Skiing Heritage Week and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame induction in Seattle.

27 Where Are They Now?
Karl Schranz, the erstwhile emperor of alpine ski racing, is still holding court in St. Anton.

29 Where Are They Now?
Bert Fischer looks back on his long career as a pioneer of adaptive skiing.

31 Remembering
Bob Smith, Hector Sutherland, Joy Piles Lucas, Chris Gribbin and Frank Bulkley.

33 Media Reviews
Speed skiing memories from Dick Dorworth and a lushly illustrated book on Sun Valley’s ski history.

35 Ski Life
Cartoonist Bob Cram on the high cost of ski gear.

36 Last Run
A 1950s summer ski jump—with a river splashdown—in Wisconsin.

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