Volume 27, No. 2 March-April 2015

On the Cover: 

U.S. champion Lindsey Vonn celebrates in the finish line after taking the lead in the Audi Birds of Prey Super G at Beaver Creek in December 2011. It was her 46th World Cup victory and her first on an American course. Photo: U.S. Ski Team / Tom Kelly


13 A Century of Skiing
Steamboat’s Howelsen Hill celebrates its 100th anniversary. By Tom West & Kathleen James

20 Breaking the World Cup Record
After a stunning comeback this past winter, Lindsey Vonn surpassed Austrian racer Annemarie Moser-Proell’s record number of alpine World Cup wins. Who’s the greatest? The new record ignites a debate that won’t be resolved soon. By Edith Thys Morgan

PLUS : Skiing History’s Top Ten Women Alpine Racers

28 Fifty Years of Lange
Lange first sold ski boots to the public in 1965. Three employees from the early years recall how it happened. As told to Seth Masia


Photo: Agence Zoom / Christophe Pallot


3 Readers Respond
Defending Climb to Glory; is cross country skiing for the many or the few?  Plus: John Fry combines a funeral with a ski outing.

6 Short Turns
Ski historians from around the world gather in China; Winter Park revives ski train; ski-jumping world record. 

7 Snapshots From Years Ago 
Parental pressure on young racers (1990); waterproof your jeans for skiing (1970); Olympic medalists turn to teaching (1960); arrival of the ski brake (1955).

9 Museum News
Colorado museum is backdrop for the Worlds; proposed new entrance at Alf Engen; nominations due for U.S. Hall.  Plus: More Skiing History issues online.

11 Resorts Then and Now
Back to the future: Can small ski areas be saved? Nonprofit and community solutions are on the rise nationwide. By Ted Beeler

17 Collectibles
Rare Gstaad ski poster sells for $30,000 at annual Swann Galleries auction. By Everett Potter

19 Media Reviews
The Cold Games examines Norway’s history with the Winter Olympics; Vacationland recounts Colorado’s sometimes ambivalent relationship with its visitors.

27 Timeless Tips
Wiggle your way downstream through moguls. By Ron LeMaster

32 ISHA 2014 Donors
Individual donors and corporate sponsors helped ISHA achieve its mission in 2014.

35 Remembering
Gus Raaum, Buzz Bainbridge, Fraser West, Mary Eshbaugh Hayes, Robert Craig, John Burritt, Tom Rainone, Ted Farwell, Deedee Corradini, Norman Oakvik, Gordon Robbins, Robson Gmoser.

40 Ads from the Past

Photo: Swann Galleries

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