Volume 28, No. 2 March-April 2016

March-April 2016 - Issue Cover
On the Cover: 

This 1935 poster by artist Sascha Maurer (1897–1961) was an ad for Splitkein skis and the Snowhaven ski area in Altamont, New York. Born in Munich, Maurer was best known for his travel posters of the 1930s and 1940s. Image courtesy Swann Auction Galleries. 


15 Alta Lodge
As it celebrates 75 years, this low-key Utah lodge has stayed true to its family roots. BY EVERETT POTTER

18 The Lost Trails of Paul d’Allmen
Almost killed in World War I, an unsung Swiss came to map the ski trails of the Laurentian Mountains in Quebec. Recently restored, his detailed, hand-drawn maps are a visual and historic treasure. BY JOSEPH GRAHAM

23 Debbie Armstrong
After a storybook alpine racing career, the 1984 Olympic giant slalom champion finds a new calling in coaching young skiers in Steamboat Springs— and liberation and acceptance through a recent Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) diagnosis. BY EDITH THYS MORGAN


3 Readers Respond
Poster boy Rip McManus; early days at Whistler; Snow Ridge turns 70; the other Timber Ridge.

6 News from ISHA
Skiing History Day at Whistler was a big success; join us at the ISHA Awards in Aspen on April 7.

9 Short Turns
Renting Hannes Schneider’s childhood home; new study explores the health benefits of high altitude.

10 Snapshots in Time
ISHA is founded (1991), amateurism is redefined (1946), female jumpers are discouraged (1926).

13 Collectibles
Blue-chip posters fetch high prices while others go unsold at annual Swann auction. BY EVERETT POTTER

17 Timeless Tips
For precise turns, first see your line, then ski it. BY RON LEMASTER

25 Museum News
Vintage photos from the amazing Aspen Historical Society archives; nomination deadline for U.S. Hall of Fame.

27 Ski Memories
Looking back at Ski Levi’s and the spectacular arc of the denim cowboy look. BY SETH MASIA

29 Media Reviews
Warren Miller’s new autobiography is a courageous exploration of his personal life and colorful filmmaking career; chronicling the Hahnenkamm.

31 Stein Memorial
Hundreds gathered in Deer Valley, Utah to pay tribute to the late Stein Eriksen. BY JOHN FRY

33 Remembering
Bill Johnson, Nelson Bennett, Rudi Maki, Allen Adler, Ferdl Aster, Grace Van Hulsteyn, Yves Montredon, Walter Spanring, Egon Zimmermann I

36 ISHA Donor Roll 2015
ISHA charitable giving set a new record last year.

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