Volume 24, No. 1 January-February 2012

On the Cover: 

Alfons Walde (1891–1958), an Austrian from Kitzbühel, was the first artist to successfully bring skiing as a subject into painting, as depicted in “The Ascent of the Aufstieg.” He was known for winter landscapes rendered in a unique tempera style; he also worked as an architect. © 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VBK, Vienna


14 The Man and the Legend
As he celebrates his 100th birthday, a tribute to the stellar racing and resort career of French alpine champion Emile Allais. By Harvey Edwards

22 Black and White Treasures
A new exhibition in Los Angeles features silver gelatin prints of ski photos originally made by Pacific Northwest photographer Ray Atkeson.

27 Ski Areas of the National Parks
From Yosemite to Yellowstone, lift-served alpine skiing was once a popular winter pastime in national parks across the western United States. By Kirby W. Gilbert


3 Readers Respond

4 Short Turns
New FIS rules have GS competitors in an uproar, 10th Mountain Division re-enactment race, and a World Pro Skiing reunion in the works.

6 Snapshots in Time
Racing under the lights (1997), the twin-tip snowboard arrives (1987), first North American giant slalom (1937).

11 Resorts Then and Now
Now the largest ski resort in the East, Sugarloaf has been known for superlatives since its 1940s founding.

19 Where Are They Now?
Phil and Steve Mahre look back on their championship careers and speak out on U.S. ski racing today.

33 Where Are They Now?
Though he left the industry 35 years ago, John Lovett’s designs forever changed the way cross-country skis are made.

35 Remembering
Farewell to skiing pioneers: Betty Haas Pfister, Warren Hellman, Bob Ferguson, Roger Buchika, Bonnie Prudden, J. Vernon Lamb Jr., Peter Lunn

37 Media Reviews
Tuckerman in the 1930s, the ski bums’ long goodbye, Bode Miller’s digital memoirs.

40 Last Run
The oldest certified ski bum sees the light.

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