Man on the White Charger: In January 1968, Skiing Magazine ran this profile, written by John Jerome, of Ed Scott, founder of Scott USA.

Ed Scott may be the most humorous man I’ve ever met. Yet I don’t believe I ever saw him really break up in laughter. Rather, he’ll pursue a line of conversation in a direction that amuses him, and he’ll pause, turn his wide-eyed spectacles full upon you, and you’ll notice his upper lip twitch slightly. That’s all. If you haven’t broken up yourself by that point, you’d do well to re-examine the past two or three minutes of conversation—because Scotty has just cracked some tremendous private joke, and it would be worthwhile to figure out what it was.

Among the things he thinks are funny are most of the big shots in skiing, international racing and its convoluted internecine wars, international ski business and its convoluted internecine wars, his own business efforts, life in the Sun Valley area, life, and himself. Among the things he is dead serious about are—well, just read that list again...

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