Volume 27 No. 3 May - June 2015

On the Cover: 

“Ski Jumper,” an oil painting by American artist Frank E. Schoonover (1877–1972), appeared on the January 1927 cover of American Boy. Courtesy Mason Beekley Collection of International Ski Art and Literature.


18 The King of Klosters
The son of American novelist Irwin Shaw recalls his childhood in a Swiss ski resort studded with movie stars and celebrities. By Adam Shaw

21 Rise and Fall
How the top alpine racing nations have performed in international competition since World War II. By Alain Lazard

23 Taking Air
The evolution of jumping technique, from standing upright to the sleek V-style of today. By E. John B. Allen and Aleš Guček

26 How New York Lost its Marble
Marble Mountain near Lake Placid is the largest ski area in the Eastern U.S. ever to be abandoned. By Phil Johnson with Jeremy Davis

Photo courtesy of Haersemuseet


3 Readers Respond
Tributes to a sport forever reborn, and pioneers gone 
but not forgotten.

5 Short Turns
NASTAR joins the U.S. Ski Team; Stöckli celebrates 80 years. Plus: ISHA member Sally Kireker Faulkner recalls her childhood ski trips to Gray Rocks, and important news about your ISHA membership.

6 Snapshots in Time
Lift tickets rise while condo prices crash (1990), the President goes skiing (1975), pre-war boot care advice (1940).

10 Ski Memories
In 1954, a small contingent of civilian skiers working in Europe scored a surprising win over well-trained U.S. Army racers. By Robert Parker

12 Skiing History Week
Spring skiing, parties and interesting lectures as ISHA and Hall of Fame members meet in Steamboat Springs.

14 ISHA Awards
Willy Bogner, authors and filmmakers are honored at the 2014 ISHA Awards.

16 Collectibles
Beginner’s guide to collecting comic books with ski scenes on the cover. By Gary Nelson

22 Timeless Tips
A simple exercise encourages skiers to turn with their legs. By Ron LeMaster

30 Where Are They Now?
Greg Jones: A bronze medal and a World Cup victory led to 35 years as a passionate ski coach. By seth masia

32 Media Reviews
Award-winning books about skiing in St. Moritz and New Zealand.

33 Remembering
Denise McCluggage, Bob Skinner, Gordon Lowe, Walter Spidahl and Howard Martin.

35 News from ISHA
Skip Beitzel and Wilbur Rice join the ISHA board; Website expands its content and audience.

36 Ads from the Past

Photo courtesy of Gary Nelson

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