Volume 24, No. 4 July-August 2012

On the Cover: 

This painting by Austrian artist Alfons Walde (1891–1958), entitled Übungshang (“Practice Slope”), depicts a Tyrolean ski scene in 1925. The work is on permanent display in the Kitzbühel Museum, along with additional Walde paintings and various ski artifacts; to learn more, see page 15.


15 The Highest Art
The Kitzbühel Museum pays tribute to the luminescent ski paintings of Austrian artist and architect Alfons Walde. By Everett Potter

18 Under the Snow Domes
The history of indoor skiing’s spectacular worldwide rise. By Morten Lund

25 Classics Revisited
An English Victorian lady tries skilöbning on an 1891 visit to Norway. <


Readers Respond

Short Turns
Thirty years after the deadly Alpine Meadows avalanche; how giant slalom was invented; new search tools at the ISHA Website; news from the U.S. Hall of Fame and other ski museums.

Snapshots in Time
SKI buys Skiing (1987); new book by Georges Joubert makes modern ski technique tough (1957).

10 Where Are They Now?
Seventeen years after retiring from the U.S. Ski Team, World Cup champion Eva Twardokens is teaching clients how to stay fit…and how to slow down.

12 Resorts Then and Now
Since the opening of a new alpine resort in 2007, Revelstoke in British Columbia has returned to the attention of the international skiing community.

23 Where Are They Now?
Swiss champion Bernhard Russi, the 1972 Olympic goldmedal winner, is now a FIS official and the world’s foremost downhill race course designer. 

28 Remembering
Clarence “Coy” Hill, Herbert Schneider, Hooker Judson, Jerry Berg, Ken Quackenbush, LeRoy Neiman, Ralph Lafferty, William Oscar Johnson.

32 Last Run
The world’s first genetically modified skier: He’ll never fall on the slopes, but his four-legged look may not be a big hit on the aprés-ski scene.

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