Volume 31, No. 4 July-August 2019

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Jungfrau Bahn by Emil Cardinaux, 1919. This vintage poster sold for $5,000 at a Swann Galleries auction in February 2019. Cardinaux (1877–1936) was a Swiss artist and illustrator best-known for creating more than 130 iconic travel posters for tourist associations and hotels. Image courtesy of Swann Auction Galleries


17 The Instructor
In 1966, cartoonist Bob Cram took a humorous look at ski instructors: how we see them, and how they see themselves. Hint: It’s not the same.

20 Landmark Books
Alpine skiing is a difficult sport to learn. These four pioneering books made it less so. BY RON LEMASTER

24 Pro-Am
The dual life of Erik Schlopy, the World Cup alpine champ who turned pro and then went amateur again. BY EDITH THYS MORGAN

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3 Readers Respond
Stenmark versus Vonn: The debate rages on.

5 Commentary
How skiers have become older and wealthier: a 50-year comparison. BY JOHN FRY

6 Short Turns
The first-high speed quad was a flop; long odds for U.S. Hall of Fame; when Mercury 7 astronauts landed in Breckenridge, Colorado.

8 Snapshots in Time
The double life of Jake Burton (2001), Eisenhower Tunnel opens gateway to the high country (1973), Toni Sailer cashes in on Olympic success (1956)

11 Classics
The He and She Stick: Making love connections on the ski lifts. BY JOHN FRY

12 The Abridged History of Snowless Skiing
Who needs powder? Minnesota resort goes to the mat for its future. BY GREG DITRINCO

14 Resorts Then and Now
In the historic Swiss resort town of St. Moritz, visitors are immersed in the wellspring of winter sports. BY EVERETT POTTER

27 News from ISHA
ISHA’s updated 2019 World Guide to Ski Museums, Libraries and Collections is funded by the Marc Hodler Foundation.

29 Media Reviews
How one tiny Vermont town finds happiness (and Olympic excellence).

30 Remembering
Farewell to ski pioneers Hans Standteiner, Peter Andrews, Sandy Shellworth Hildner, Fred Merchant and John Gianotti.

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