18 A Short, Colorful History of Ski Boots
Early boot design was dictated by binding design. The modern era introduced new materials, fit and height that led to a revolution in alpine technique. By Seth Masia
22 North America’s Ski City
Archival images document the early ski culture of Montreal, where residents have jumped, raced and skied on the slopes of Mont Royal for more than a century. By Bob Soden
28 How to Fund the Future?
While athletes on the U.S. alpine A Team are fully funded, critics question why an up-and-comer on the B, C, or Development teams must raise as much as $25,000 a year to cover expenses. It wasn’t always this way. Plus: How U.S. development compares with six other nations. By John Meyer
3 Readers Respond
The wooden table where Toni Sailer and Nancy Greene carved their names; recalling Beconta.
5 Short Turns
Vail’s purchase of Whistler-Blackcomb is historic; SIA moves to snow country; Olympic Ladies project honors Sun Valley medalists.
8 Snapshots from Years Ago
The woes of wool underwear (1980), U.S. beats France in Aspen match race (1969), detailed tips from a wax master (1935).
12 Museum News
Inductions at the Laurentian Ski Museum and Intermountain Hall of Fame; enshrinement weekend at the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame.
15 Where Are They Now?
Toril Forland, the five-time World Pro Tour champion, has made a life in skiing. By Edith Thys Morgan
27 Timeless Tips
Putting on skis in powder: Three steps to getting your boot back into your binding on a snow-covered slope. By Ron LeMaster
33 News from ISHA
ISHA celebrates 25 years and kicks off fundraising drive; December 16 deadline for the ISHA Awards.
Farewell to ski pioneers Tage Pedersen, Dean Perkins, Robert Brunner, James “Randy” MacDonald, Lew Portnoy and Otto Egger.