Volume 25, No. 3 May-June 2013

On the Cover: 

This poster by an unidentified artist promoted the 1949 Winter Carnival at Dartmouth College. The lithograph is owned by the Mason Beekley International Collection of Ski Art and Literature.


16 Going Pro
From the 1960s through the 1990s, a series of U.S. entrepreneurs—including Friedl Pfeifer, Bob Beattie and Ed Rogers—took turns trying to make pro ski racing a success. by Tony Chamberlain

22 That’s Ski Life
Classic cartoons—collected in a new book—by award-winning ski cartoonist Bob Cram.

25 Back Home Again
More than four decades after the Cochran kids rose to racing glory, their namesake Vermont ski area is still a family affair. by Edie Thys Morgan


3 Readers Respond
Who’s standing by Spider Sabich? Plus: artist identified.

4 Short Turns
Hans Gmoser film restoration project underway in Banff; skiers and snowboarders speak out on climate change.

6 Snapshots in Time
Hitler hated winter (1938); ski cheap in Europe (1948); new directions for the sport (1988).

8 News from ISHA
Skiing Heritage Week in Vail; 2012 ISHA Awards.

11 Museum News
Denver history center on ice; Canadian Ski Museum moves to Tremblant; new ski museum in Washington state.

14 Ski Memories
Recalling the fake skiing sheik from up north.

28 Classic Ski Bars
The Londoner, Kitzbühel’s rowdy ski-racing bar.

30 Resorts Then and Now
In the 1940s and ’50s, Wilmot Mountain in Illinois made its mark on American skiing.

32 Remembering
Earl Holding, Jack Benedick, Orville Slutzky, June Acker Wright, Luggi Leitner, Gil Zalman, Barney Berlenbach, Bert Fischer.

35 Media Reviews
Tales from Two Valleys: Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows.

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