Ski racer, coach, educator, journalist

William McCollom
Passing Date: June 29, 2020

A pillar in New England racing for generations, William “Bill” McCollom enjoyed a lifetime immersed in the sport: as a coach, competitor, race official, author, educator and journalist. McCollom died from a heart condition at his home in Hartland, Vermont, on June 29, at age 74. Born in Orange, New...

Pioneering ski instructor

Maxine Bounous
Passing Date: June 23, 2020

Maxine Bounous, a pioneering ski instructor, died June 23. She was 94. Born in 1925 in Provo, Utah, Bounous made a career of being first. She was among the first women to graduate from Brigham Young University; she was the first female employee at Ironton Steel Corporation; and she became one of...

Mechanical engineer, researcher, ski-safety crusader

Carl Ettlinger
Passing Date: June 19, 2020

Carl Ettlinger, an indefatigable force in advancing skier safety, died June 19 at his home in Underhill Center, Vermont, from Parkinson’s disease. He was 77. An innovative researcher and gifted mechanical engineer, Ettlinger worked collaboratively throughout his life to promote safety on the slopes...

Rossignol chief

Laurent Boix-Vives
Passing Date: June 18, 2020

Laurent Boix-Vives, who drove the growth of Rossignol for half a century beginning in 1955, died June 18 at age 93. Boix-Vives, son of a local grocer in Brides-les-Bains, was born in 1926, and at age 10 had watched Emile Allais win local races. At 18, near the end of the war, his father took him...

USSA leader, Olympic visionary, athlete advocate

Howard Peterson
Passing Date: May 11, 2020

Howard Peterson, an influential leader of the U.S. Ski Association, a pivotal voice in bringing the Winter Olympic Games to Utah and an indefatigable advocate for the athletes throughout his storied career, passed away May 11 in Heber City, Utah, after a long illness. He was 69.   As secretary...

Prominent New Jersey Ski Shop Owners

Richard and Carol Fallon
Passing Date: May 3, 2020

Trailblazing New Jersey ski shop owners Dick and Carol Fallon passed away May 3 in their Scottsdale, Arizona, home. Dick was 93, and Carol was 87.   Just about any skier raised in New Jersey has ventured into a Ski Barn thanks to Dick and Carol Fallon. Starting with a single small store in Little...

Snowmaking and Seven Springs Resort Pioneer

Herman Dupré
Passing Date: April 25, 2020

Herman Kress Dupré, the visionary behind HKD Snowmakers and Seven Springs Resort, Pennsylvania, died April 25 at his Seven Springs home. He was 87.   Herman assumed management of Seven Springs resort at the age of 23 upon the death of his father. He transformed modest rope-tow hill into one of the...

Vail hotelier, Indy racing patriarch

Bob Lazier
Passing Date: April 18, 2020

Bob Lazier, one of Vail’s pioneering hoteliers and the patriarch of a successful auto racing family, died from complications from COVID-19 on April 18 in Denver. He was 81.   While working in a ski shop in his native Minnesota, Bob saw a brochure about a new European-themed resort opening in...

Superstar instructor, film star

Corky Fowler
Passing Date: April 16, 2020

Hood Corey "Corky" Fowler, 75, died in Livingston, Montana, on April 16, after a long illness.  The following article was first published in the June, 2010 issue of Skiing Heritage magazine. High-Flying Corky Fowler He was a superstar ski instructor at Sun Valley and Snowbird. Then he walked away...

Influential cross-country racer, manufacturer, gear rep

Bob Tucker
Passing Date: April 1, 2020

Bob Tucker died on April 1, on his 59th wedding anniversary, at his home in Carbondale, Colorado. He was 89.   His passion for skiing led him to a lifelong and influential career in the industry, as a competitor, manufacturer, importer and gear rep.   Born in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1931, Bob...