Volume 28, No. 3 May-June 2016

May-June 2016 Cover
On the Cover: 

Skier is a 1920 lithograph by Milivoj Uzelak (1897–1977), a Croatian artist who was influential in the Zagreb modern art scene of the 1920s and ’30s. Courtesy Mason Beekley Collection of International Ski Art and Literature.


13 Hansi Hinterseer
The former World Cup and pro slalom ace from Austria is a pop superstar in Europe. Plus: Mike Hundert looks back on Hansi’s arrival as the glamorous “Joe Namath” of World Pro Skiing. BY PATRICK LANG

16 Jean Vuarnet 
His Olympic gold was only the beginning. The triumphant, sometimes tumultuous personal and professional life of the 1960 downhill champion, technique analyst, resort developer, and entrepreneur of sunglass fame. BY ALAIN LAZARD   

22 Endless Winter 
Led by top racers like Pepi Stiegler, Stein Eriksen and Erich Sailer, summer ski camps were once a booming business at resorts across western North America. From as many as 18, the number of ski areas hosting them has dwindled to a few. BY EDITH THYS MORGAN

28 Living History 
During Skiing History Week in Aspen in April 2016, ISHA honored ski historians from around the world and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame inducted its Class of 2015. BY KATHLEEN JAMES  


3 Readers Respond
Bill Koch recalls his Olympic assist from Finnish racer Juha Mieto; a horse story with historic ski connections.

6 Commentary
Five thousand people at a ski area share a common interest. It just doesn’t happen to be music. BY JOHN FRY 

8 Short Turns
Mikaela Shiffrin’s historic winning margins; Canadian champion Lucile Wheeler recounts her recent “racing reunion” trip to Austria.

9 Snapshots from Years Ago
Pope John Paul II scorns bad ski technique (1982); Emile Allais arrives in America (1946); ski trails commemorate fierce fights (1916).

27 Timeless Tips
To stay forward on your skis, plant both poles at the beginning of the turn. BY RON LEMASTER 

32 Museum News
New exhibit celebrates Oregon’s nordic ski history; Canadian ski history collaboration.

34 Media Reviews
Winter Park history recounts 75 years of “imagining more;” the definitive history of skiing in Germany’s Black Forest.

36 Remembering
Farewell to ski pioneers: Walter Hänsli, John Christie, Dr. Edgar Miller Holmes III, Egon Zimmermann I, Hans Zehetmayer, Benoît Boulanger

39 Ski Life
Timeless, humorous ski cartoons from 1898 and 1939.

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