Don Metivier - Don Metivier, ski writer


Don Metivier, newsman

Donald A. Metivier, 70, died  in Glen Falls, N.Y. after a long illness.

A life-long resident of Glens Falls, Don joined the local paper in 1961, where he worked his way up from police reporter to sports editor and editorial page editor -- while broadcasting on the local radio station, WWSC, as night news editor, sportscaster and disc jockey.

His column Along the Ski Trails led, in 1968, to a gig as Eastern Correspondent for Ski Racing Magazine, and in 1981 he joined the magazine full time as editor, and later, publisher. He spent eight winters traveling the World Cup circuit, and also covered the 1976, 1980 and 1984 Olympics. In 1988 he founded a marketing/PR firm and represented the pro racing tour.

Don authored four books, including collections of his newspaper columns and short stories, and a couple of local histories. He also served as president of the Eastern Ski Writers Association, and of the U.S. Ski Writers Association.