Volume 30, No. 4 July-August 2018

SH Vol 30 Issue 4 Cover
On the Cover: 

Winter Sport in Australia by James Northfield, 1932. Northfield (1887–1973) was an Australian graphic artist best known as the designer of a series of posters for the Australian National Travel Association, promoting holiday destinations across the country. Image copyright James Northfield Heritage Art Trust.

12 When Head Went Modern
The late John Howe, chief designer at Head from 1967 to 1984, recalls the transition from metal to fiberglass skis. BY SETH MASIA
15 Joie de Vivre
Michel Rudigoz of Sun Valley is the man behind the most successful U.S. women’s alpine team of all time. BY EDITH THYS MORGAN
18 A Sport Once White
Not as much any more. Starting 45 years ago, the National Brotherhood of Skiers has brought black skiers—and racers—onto the slopes. BY JAY COWAN
22 What’s in a Name?
When it comes to trail monikers, no lions and tigers, but plenty of bears—not to mention resort founders, historic events and the occasional death threat. BY JEFF BLUMENFELD


4 Readers Respond
The final word(s) on Bob Beattie; when it comes to NASTAR, freedom plus discipline equals skiing success.
6 Short Turns
Berkshire East purchases the historic Catamount Ski Area; slow progress on preserving Camp Hale. Plus:
Snapshots in Time, the ski art of Gustav Jahn.
10 Escape from Death
Seven decades ago, Jim McConkey fell deep into a crevasse on a Canadian glacier. Toni Matt saved his life.
26 Museum News
Salt Lake City snowboard shop does double duty as the Utah Snowboard Museum; Colorado Snowsports Museum reopens after major renovation; three new inductees at Intermountain Hall of Fame.
29 News from ISHA
Save the date for ISHA events this coming ski season! Plus: Auto-renew your ISHA membership and an updated worldwide ski museum guide.
31 Media Reviews
New and notable ski-history books and films.
33 Remembering
Farewell to ski pioneers John Howe, Don Henderson and Peg Kurlander.
36 Ads from the Past
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