Volume 26, No. 6 November-December 2014

On the Cover: 

Zakopane 5-10-2-1929 by Stefan Oslecki and Jerzy Skolimowski celebrated the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships held in February 1929 in Zakopane, Poland. The poster is reprinted with permission from the Muzeum Sportu i Turystyki w Warszawie (Museum of Sports and Tourism in Warsaw).


16 A White Wolf’s Tale
How Troy Caldwell snapped up a prime piece of Squaw Valley property—right out from under resort founder Alex Cushing. By Eddy Starr Ancinas

19 “Everyone’s Wish is to See the Post Arrive”
Across Europe in the early 1900s, mailmen on skis carried letters and parcels in winter to snowbound residents of high-mountain villages. By E. John B. Allen

23 Rib Mountain
A Midwestern ski magnet founded by brewing heir Fred Pabst. By Jeff Leich

26 The Last Schuss
What’s left to conquer when you’ved skied every mountain? A jaded Manhattanite eyes the Empire State Building. By George Malko


3 Readers Respond
A 1928 photograph and 1930 drawing illustrate Sir Arnold Lunn’s ideas; memories of indoor acrobatics.

5 Short Turns
Poulsen family’s historic Squaw Valley property is for sale; Oslo rejects the 2022 Winter Games.

6 Snapshots in Time
Robert Redford wants to curb mountain development (1989); ski-gear nomenclature goes bananas (1974).

9 Museum News
U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame announces the Class of 2014.

11 News from ISHA
Seth Masia is elected president; new digital subscription for a discount, and more member programs and benefits.

13 Timeless Tips
For fluid skiing, focus on movements rather than moments. By Ron LeMaster

14 Classic Ski Lodges
The evolution of American skiing comes alive at the Ski History Haus in Crested Butte. By Dawn Belloise

29 Where Seniors Ski Free
Our annual guide to U.S. resorts that offer free skiing for seniors.

31 Skiing History Week

32 Ads from the Past

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