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To preserve skiing history and to increase awareness of the sport’s heritage
Mason Beekley, 1927–2001
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Ads from the Past: Roffe Tall and Short
Until around 1995, ski instructors and patrollers wore stretch pants as part of the uniform. Thus it was that, in 1992, Steamboat’s 6-foot-4-inch ski-school director, Rick DeVos, and 5-foot ski patroller Carroll Peebles (now Zamzow) posed for a Roffe ad. Rick went on to run the Steamboat Winter Sports Club, and in retirement teaches skiing again. Carroll left the patrol in 2002 and ran the Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse, north of Steamboat, until this year. Sam Roffe died in 1994; his company was sold and resold several times. Resorts adopted bulkier but more durable weatherproof uniforms, and stretch pants became a high-fashion niche. –Seth Masia
Coming Up in Future Issues
Aspen’s 75th Anniversary
In 1938, Chicago industrialist Walter Paepcke visited Aspen and liked what he saw. Paepcke soon began to acquire land and in 1946 incorporated the Aspen Skiing Company—for a start.
We look back at Aspen’s formative years.
Has it been repackaged for today’s curriculum or tossed into the ski school dustbin? Ron LeMaster explains.
The Bonne Bell Ski Team
As the Official Cosmetic of the US Ski Team, Bonne Bell sold glamour, sex appeal and athletic grace in the 1960s and ’70s. The ads said “Out there, you need us, baby,” and the models could really ski.
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