Volume 29, No. 2 March-April 2017

On the Cover: 

This 1950 travel poster, titled “Finland” and created by an artist known only as Chrissory, was published by Finnish State Railways. It sold at auction in March 2017 for $553; see story on page 14. Courtesy Swann Auction Galleries. 


16 Killy’s Winter, Never Equaled (Part 2)
In an exclusive interview, Jean-Claude Killy recalls the first season of the World Cup, 50 years ago, when he won 12 of the 17 races, all of the downhills, and finished on the podium in 86% of the races he entered, a record that’s never been surpassed. BY YVES PERRET 
22 All or Nothing
Nancy Greene of Canada came from behind to win the 1967 inaugural World Cup overall women’s title by the slimmest of margins in a thrilling final slalom race at Jackson Hole. BY MICHEL BEAUDRY
26 Get a Grip!
For three decades, rope-tow grippers were a ski-equipment staple. BY KIRBY GILBERT AND JOHN HANSEN
28 Stowe’s First Ski Trail
Bruce Trail was cut on Vermont’s Mount Manfield in December 1933. Today it’s a popular backcountry run. BY DAVID GOODMAN



3 Readers Respond
John Fry’s op-ed on the Killington World Cup sparked a lively conversation online; the first Henke buckle boots.

6 Short Turns
A six-year effort has yielded the first comprehensive digital collection of FIS alpine racing rules; Skiing ceases publication; party pictures from the World Cup Finals in Aspen; last flight off the historic Nansen jump.

8 Snapshots in Time
Aspen’s scrap heap (2000); nude skiing in the Alps (1972); Jackrabbit looks down on uphill tows (1934)

13 Timeless Tips
In teaching beginners to turn, French coach Georges Joubert stressed functional goals over looking good. BY RON LEMASTER

14 Collectibles
The annual poster auction at Swann Galleries is the global benchmark for the market. BY EVERETT POTTER

30 Media Reviews 
New book: Has skiing lost its soul? Plus: History of the Norwegian Birkebeiner and the “scientizing” of cross- country training.

33 News from ISHA
ISHA’s 2016 finance report and donor honor roll.

37 Remembering
Farewell to Gary Black Jr., Adrien Duvillard Sr., Bill Beck, Hans Heierling, Skip Voorhees, Frank Brown.

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