Volume 27, No. 1 January-February 2015

On the Cover: 

Ski Couple, an oil-on-canvas painting, was created in 1940 by artist William Reusswig (1902–1978). Reusswig created illustrations for numerous magazines, including Collier’s, Cosmopolitan, and The Saturday Evening Post, and painted the covers of many Western, action and sports novels. The original artwork belongs to the Beekley International Collection of Skiing Art and Literature.


13 With Skis Above His Ears

More than 40 years ago, Miroslaw Graf, an 11-yearold Polish junior champion, discovered the aerodynamic secret to jumping longer—the V-style jump. By E. John B. Allen

15 Night and Day
Since 1937, the slopes around Snoqualmie have been a day-trip destination for Seattle-area skiers. By Jeff Leich

18 An Eye for Speed
Thrilling images of World Cup superstars by photographer John Kelly. By Kathleen James and John fry

26 The Trails of Tamarack
Olympic champion Bode Miller learned to ski on the rural New Hampshire slopes that his grandfather cleared in the late 1940s. By Nathaniel Vinton

Photo by John Kelly


3 Readers Respond

A case of mistaken identity; the invention of the J-bar; Claudette Colbert goes topless at Alta in 1941.

5 Commentary
Opposition to a minimum-wage increase says a lot about the ability of small ski areas to survive. By John Fry

6 Short Turns
U.S. women capture the first-ever U.S. podium sweep in World Cup alpine racing; rare 1896 ski art sold at auction; Gray Rocks destroyed in fire; new contact information for ISHA.

8 Snapshots in Time
Snowboarders will outnumber skiers (1995); Maria Bogner, the stretch-pant pioneer (1955); the birth of winter tourism (1864).

10 News from ISHA
Skiing History Week in Steamboat; more back issues at the ISHA Website.

11 Where Are They Now?
Vreni Schneider, star of the 1989 World Alpine Championships at Vail, is back home in Switzerland, with a family and ski school. By Edith Thys Morgan

30 Where Are They Now?
Longtime resort consultant Ted Farwell, the former U.S. national nordic combined champion, looks back on his life in skiing. By Seth Masia

32 Timeless Tips
To float through powder, follow Junior Bounous’ advice and apply even pressure from ski tip to tail. By Ron LeMaster

33 Remembering
Earl Clark, Remi Cloutier, David Stoecklein, Rod Taylor, Vic Braden, Michael Cobb

35 Media Reviews
The Fall Line examines how Bode Miller and Lindsey Vonn rose to the top of the sport; Dog Days is a history of the heyday of freestyle skiing. Plus: Lost Ski Areas of the Northern Adirondacks.

38 Skiing History Week

40 Ads from the Past

Photo courtesy of Sports File

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