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Jeff Blumenfeld

Jeff Blumenfeld, a regular contributor to this magazine and since 2017 our vice-president for communication, needs a kidney from a healthy live donor. Jeff has worked in the ski business since 1972,...

Klaus Obermeyer

Member Profile: Klaus Obermeyer, who celebrated his 100th birthday on December 2, 2019, embodies skiing’s history in the 20th century. Klaus was raised in Oberstaufen, Bavaria, hard up against the...

A Dusty Passion: Collecting Books

By Seth Masia There's a thin line between avid reader and dedicated bibliophile. The oldest known informed account of skiing for European readers was written by Olof Månsson, a Catholic prelate...

Hermann Maier: The Herminator at 50--Happily Ever After

 A force of nature on the racecourse, Hermann Maier now enjoys a slower way of life. By Patrick Lang Austrian Hermann Maier is such an outsize presence in our memory that it’s hard to wrap one’s...

Grouse Mountain, British Columbia

By Steve Threndyle  After a century, it's still the peak of Vancouver. Settlers to the young city of Vancouver at the end of the 19th century became enthralled by the beauty and challenge of an...

Collectibles: Identifying and Dating Antique Skis

By Seth Masia  How old are these skis? Who made them, and where? "How old are these skis?” We get this question via email several times a year, often from a non-skier who found a dusty pair of fossil...

Commentary: Gunstock on Borrowed Time?

Historical gem still a political football.  Gunstock, one of the nation’s oldest ski resorts, suffered a near-death experience over the summer. Management pulled off a heroic last-minute save, but...
Pioneers of Southland Skiing

Pioneers of Southland Skiing

 How Vermonters, Austrians and Swiss launched skiing below the Mason-Dixon Line. Yankee skiers often assume that Mount Washington is the highest peak in the eastern United States, but it ain’t. More...
SKI goes annual

SKI goes annual, Ashcroft preserved, Snapshots in Time

 After 86 years, the magazine slashes its print run and hopes to persevere online. After more than a decade of battling losses in subscribers and newsstand sales, SKI recently announced it will...
Pioneers: Sun Valley's Ed King

Pioneers: Sun Valley's Ed King

 How a Seattle kid persevered and lived his dream. Ed King is well known among Sun Valley locals as the only African-American ski instructor in the history of the resort. Considered by most ski...

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