Volume 25, No. 5 September-October 2013

Watercolor Painting by Spanish painter Ricardo Montoro
On the Cover: 

“El Salto,” a watercolor by contemporary Spanish painter and mountain guide ricardo montoro delgado, is reprinted with permission from From Heming the Younger to Hemingway by Jon Vegard lunde; see page 35. delgado’s work has appeared in many ski publications; he is currently preparing an exhibit in italy. 



15 Tracks on Tracks
In 1928, a thrilling tour on railroad tracks down the east side of the Continental Divide. By Janet Robertson

18 Picture Fast
For almost half a century, Fred Lindholm used his camera to capture and range and spirit of the sport. He’s still thriving in Sun Valley. By Alec Barfield

24 Steadie As He Goes
Dr. Richard Steadman established his surgical reputation by rebuilding the careers of World Cup cham- pions. In the process, he has revolutionized the treatment of serious knee injuries. By Christin Cooper-Taché

30 Made in Canada
From shipyard-fashioned wood to fiberglass, a history of Canadian ski manufacturing. By Bob Soden


Photo Credit: Fred Lindholm

3 Readers Respond
Stein’s flip that flopped; pre-war Pico poster; confessions of an aging nordic warrior.

5 Commentary
Bigger, higher, faster: Dan Egan questions extreme ski- ing’s fatal philosophy.

7 Short Turns
Vermont’s defunct Snow Valley may be revived as a private ski community.

8 Snapshots in Time
Why legs break (1963); recreation- al racing rage (1983).

10 Where Are They Now?
Maria Walliser, former world alpine champion, is now an out- spoken champion for health.

12 Resorts Then and Now
Pulling customers from casinos has always been the heart of the business at Heavenly Mountain Resort.

34 Ski Life
Snow reports: Bob Cram gives skiers the straight stuff.

35 Media Reviews
New books on American re- sort design, Chic Morton of Alta, and Cranmore Moun- tain in New Hampshire. Plus: New Norwegian collection.

37 Remembering
Dinah Witchel, Norman MacLeod, Burton Weinstein, Don Williams, Toni Arnsteiner.

39 Skiing Heritage Week
Register now for ISHA’s annual gathering, to be held this year in Park City, Utah.

40 Last Run
A 1955 whiskey ad evokes Lake Placid elegance.

Heavenly Mountain Resort
Future Issue: 


  • Mineral King: A new look at the failed Disney deal 
  • Ski Stuntman Rick Sylvestera: Where Seniors Ski Free
  • Where Are They Now: Tommy Moe, Alberto Tomba, Hanni and Andreas Wenzel 
  • Ski Memories: How Condos Killed the Ski Lodge 


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