Volume 25, No. 4 July-August 2013

Oil Painting Magazine Cover by Arthur Sarnoff
On the Cover: 

Oil painting circa 1960 by Brooklyn artist Arthur Sarnoff (1912–2000). His portfolio included extensive commercial work for magazines and advertising campaigns; his best-known painting, “Jack the Ripper,” depicted dogs playing pool. The painting belongs to the Beekley International Collection of Skiing Art and Literature.


14 The Skier’s Illustrator
During the World War I era, Carlo Pellegrini was unsurpassed in producing postcards that depicted the world of skiing. by E. John B. Allen

18 Racing for a Paycheck
A former competitor remembers the Women’s Pro Ski Tour. Plus: Catching up with tour founder Jill Wing Heck. by Lisa Densmore

23 World Vision
How Tony Wise of Wisconsin founded the Worldloppet cross-country league. by Steve Cushin

Skier Illustrations by Carlo Pellegrini

3 Readers Respond
Barney Berlenbach’s legal legacy. Plus: 1934 ski-patrol memories from upstate New York.

4 Short Turns
Sochi Olympics break spending records; summer skiing is suspended in Scandinavia.

6 Snapshots From Years Ago
Ski-pants style shift (1948); Duchess of York’s pregnant ski pause (1988); REITs come to skiing (1998).

7 Museum News
U.S. Hall of Fame reunion; Intermountain inductees.

8 Where Are They Now?
1998 Olympic gold medalist Jonny Moseley is a TV commentator and ski ambassador.

11 Resorts Then and Now
From the Forbidden Plateau to Mount Washington, skiing on central Vancouver Island dates to the 1920s.

26 Ski Icons
Joe Marillac, the little-known Frenchman who helped Squaw Valley win the Winter Olympics.

28 Remembering
Vernon “Moose” Taylor, Pat Miller, Vino Anthony, Jack Marshall.

30 Media Reviews
The career-ending accident of snowboarder Kevin Pearce; lost ski areas of California and Estes Park.

Jonny Moseley photo by Hank Devre
Future Issue: 


  • Fred Lindholm: Ski photos from a colorful career
  • Dr. Richard Steadman: His bold approach to knee repair
  • Mineral King: How the Disney deal flopped
  • Where Are They Now: Maria Walliser, Lasse Kjus, Alberto Tomba
  • Ski Memories: Schussing the Continental Divide in 1928
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