Volume 30, No. 5 September-October 2018

SH Vol 30 Issue 5 Cover
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Gstaad / Berner Oberland (1937) by Alex Walter Diggelmann sold at auction on March 1, 2018 for $6,250. Diggelmann (1902–1987) was a Swiss graphic artist and book designer best known for his sports posters. Image courtesy Swann Auction Galleries (

18 Powering the Turn
Part I: Tracing the history of turn technique, from the early evolution of upper body rotation through the 1950s emergence of counter rotation. 
By Ron LeMaster  
20 Must-Ski TV 
How has skiing been depicted on weekly TV series over the years? We dove deep into the video archives to find out. Hint: Injuries and mishaps abound. By Jeff Blumenfeld
23 Seesaw’s Returns
Historic roadhouse-turned-ski lodge is rebuilt, renovated and open for business in southern Vermont. By Peggy Shinn


Features Vo. 30 Issue 5
5 Readers Respond
American women who excelled before the World Cup era; Big Vanilla nostalgia.
8 Commentary
How many people ski and snowboard in the USA?  That’s a controversial question. By John fry
11 Short Turns
Eskimo Ski Club folds; revivals at historic Hollyburn Lodge (BC) and Tenney Mountain (NH); vintage ski-equipment collection finds a new home. Plus: Snapshots in Time, the ski art of Frederick Coburn.
16 Where Are They Now?
Erika Hess, Switzerland’s hard-working World Cup golden girl, shows junior racers the ropes. By Edith Thys Morgan
26 Equipment
Father-son team in Steamboat Springs revives the All-American Northland brand. By Edith Thys Morgan
28 Ski Memories
After 70 years, remembering the annual college ritual of skiing the steep and deep of Tuckerman Ravine. By John Fry
30 Museum News
The U.S. and Canadian Halls of Fame announce their new honored members.
32 News from ISHA
ISHA and the U.S. Hall of Fame join forces to celebrate ski history and legends in Utah in April 2019. 
34 Remembering
Farewell to ski pioneers Jimmie Spencer, Dick Bohr, Russell Spring, Karl Erb and Charles Elliott.
36 Ads from the Past
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