Volume 25, No. 1 January-February 2013

On the Cover: 

This poster, titled Quebec for Winter Sports, was published by the Canadian Pacific Railway, circa 1935. (Canadian Pacific Archives A6120; to learn more, go to The poster is reproduced in Danielle Soucy’s book, Tracks in the Snow, that details the history of skiing in Quebec . For a review, see page 36 of this issue.


20 Anton Seelos
80 years ago, he abandoned the stem christy and changed the ski turn forever. By John Fry

24 Write On!
The North American Snowsports Journalists Association is celebrating 50 years. by Phil Johnson

28 The Red Onion
At Aspen’s oldest bar and restaurant, you can raise a glass to the Colorado ski town’s rich and rowdy history. By Jay Cowan


3 Commentary
In denying Lindsey Vonn’s request to race against men, the FIS missed a marketing opportunity.

6 Readers Respond
Ski design critique, debating the origins of skiing.

9 Short Turns
Utah interconnect proposal, World War II ski sabotage.

10 Snapshots in Time
Melvil Dewey promotes skiing (1918), National Ski Patrol runs short on cash (1948), pro racing prizes peak (1988).

13 Museum News
U.S. Hall of Fame nominations underway, ski museum in Liechtenstein.

17 Where Are They Now?
With eight Olympic medals, Kjetil Andre Aamodt is cruising through retirement.

31 Classic Ski Shops
After more than 50 years, Hickory & Tweed thrives as an island of winter in suburban New York.

33 Remembering
Othmar Schneider, Dick Needham, Dodie Post Gann, Jake Jakespeare.

35 Media Reviews
Notable ski-history books and DVDs, from Sun Valley to Australia.

40 Last Run
The early days of Abercrombie & Fitch. 

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