Volume 29, No. 6 November-December 2017

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This untitled poster was created circa 1953 by Polish illustrator Marian Stachurski (1931–1980). Image courtesy Classic Posters, Eric Kellenberger (Blonay, Switzerland). Website: www. Sales: stores.ebay. com/postercollection


16 Where Are They Now?
After surviving a horrific crash on the notorious Streif, Crazy Canuck downhill champion Todd Brooker went on to a successful career as a TV commentator. BY EDITH THYS MORGAN
20 Skiing to the Poles
From Fridtjof Nansen to Robert E. Peary and Roald Amundsen, skis played a critical role in early Arctic and polar exploration. BY JEFF BLUMENFELD
24 Snowmass: The Beginning
How America’s first real-estate-focused resortwas founded 50 years ago. BY JAY COWAN


4 Readers Respond
How pickle buckets protected young racers; Kitzbuhel origins of the Ski Wing.
6 Short Turns
The recent ups and downs of private ski areas; where seniors can ski free in the U.S. this season.
8 Snapshots in Time
Les Otten’s ASC goes public (1998); Thoeni’s flawless slalom (1974); machine-made ski instruction (1950).
11 Collectibles
Murray Hay was one of North America’s most prolific trail-map illustrators. BY LORI KNOWLES
13 Technique
During World War II, instructors taught 10th Mountain Division troopers how to ski while wearing a 90-pound pack—anticipating a fundamental change to technique. BY CHARLES C. ROBERTS JR. AND SETH MASIA
28 Media Reviews
The first 100 years of the Chisholm Ski Club of Maine; Kimberley Schmidinger Jochl’s memoir of racing for the U.S. Ski Team and running a North Carolina ski resort.
30 News from ISHA
ISHA Awards banquet in Squaw Valley; discounts for ISHA members when Trapp Family Lodge celebrates 50 years of cross-country skiing.
32 Museum News
Updates from museums across North America.
33 Classic Ski Shops
Sturtevant’s in Washington State celebrates 40 years of selling ski gear. BY MIKE DEDERER
35 Remembering
Farewell to Gene Kotlarek, Morrie Shepard, Tori Pillinger Robinson, Norman Dyhrenfurth, Tony Furman, Bill Turnage, Fred Beckey and Byron Brown.


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