|Does Tom Reynolds coach at Carrabassett Valley Academy?
Coach is (he'll kill me for this one) reaching 70ish and retired from running (creating) the ski industries program at U Maine Farmington. That program produced a lot of the coaches at CVA including the former head coach, Scott Hoisington. Coach Reynolds still runs clinics up at the Loaf and can be found ripping it up (thanks to two new bio-cool hip joints!) daily there. Don't know about the whiskey though - we lived in fear and respect of him whilst under his tutelage. His favorite was hiking us up to set courses early on a Friday morning when he knew we were all completely hung over!
Anyway - it's a great book. Another (classic) is How the Racer's Ski. A lot of what Witherill wrote had merit then and still applies now - he's also written a second version that's more updated, but I love the classic too.