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NW Skier, Vol. 16, No. 17 - Early Winters proposed ski area

Published: 08/01/74 Topics: Comments: -

This article describes the proposed Early Winters ski area on Sandy Butte above the Methow Valley in Washington. Plans call for two stages of development, the first being a gondola to the summit, and the second being access lifts to various sites on the mountain. The Aspen Skiing Corp. is backing the development Read more

NW Skier, Vol. 16, No. 10 - Cayuse Pass closed in winter

Published: 01/25/74 Topics: Comments: -

"Nelson Bennett, manager of White Pass, is voicing considerable distress over the closure of Cayuse Pass this winter. Officials of the Washington Highway Dept. say the highway was getting Read more

NW Skier, Vol. 16, No. 8 - More on the energy crisis

Published: 12/28/73 Topics: Comments: -

Responding to the gasoline crisis, bills before Congress would classify the ski industry as non-essential with regard to fuel allocation Read more

NW Skier, Vol. 16, No. 7 - The energy crisis. Reference: Alpine Lakes wilderness

Published: 12/14/73 Topics: Comments: -

After bemoaning the fact that there are too many Americans and that our cars guzzle too much gas, and after mentioning "the President's decision that there will be no gasoline sales between 9 p.m. Saturday and 12:01 a.m. Monday," the article offers some practical suggestions for coping with the gas shortage Read more

NW Skier, Vol. 15, No. 15 - Karl Hinderman retires

Published: 04/01/73 Topics: Comments: -

Karl Hinderman announced his retirement as ski school director at the Big Mountain. He was among the first certified ski instructors in the country "as well as being the U.S. Army's first instructor," pioneering instruction for the 41st Division at Fort Lewis before the 10th Mountain Division was formed. [The article says this was Read more

NW Skier, Vol. 15, No. 13 - Citizen cross-country racing

Published: 03/09/73 Topics: Comments: -

Further evidence of the growth of cross-country skiing is this announcement of a 21-mile race from Mission Ridge to the Blewett Pass Highway "(mostly for fun)" open to all ages and abilities on March 4, 1973. "Mass shotgun style Western start." The 3-8-74 issue (p.4) reported on the first annual Gold Creek Rush citizens race Read more

NW Skier, Vol. 15, No. 7 - Snowmobiles: a public nuisance?

Published: 12/15/72 Topics: Comments: -

This article by the USSA Vice-President for Public Affairs considers whether USSA should become active in curbing the environmental damage Read more

NW Skier, Vol. 15, No. 5 - Sylvain Saudan interview

Published: 11/24/72 Topics: Comments: -

According to the author, his descent route had never been climbed before. Saudan switched from climbing boots to ski boots near the summit. He recalls, "The changing from climbing gear to ski gear was absolutely bone-chilling. My ski boots Read more

NW Skier, Vol. 13, No. 14 - Sylvain Saudan skis Mt Hood, Newton Clark Headwall

Published: 04/01/71 Topics: Comments: -

After a delay of two weeks due to illness and bad weather, 35 year-old Swiss mountaineer and ski instructor Sylvain Saudan completed a ski descent of the Newton Clark Headwall of Mt Hood on March 1, 1971. (The article calls Saudan's descent the Wy'east Face, but a photo of the route makes it clear that it was the Newton Clark Headwall.) The descent followed a four-day blizzard that dumped up to five-feet of snow on the mountain. Unable to see the summit, Saudan laid plans for the first descent Read more

NW Skier, Vol. 13, No. 11 - Yodelin avalanche, unsung heroes

Published: 02/19/71 Topics: Comments: -

While saying little about the tragedy, which was covered extensively in the mainstream press, this article recognizes Stevens Pass people who came to the rescue after the Yodelin avalanche on Read more

NW Skier, Vol. 13, No. 8 - McKenzie Pass cross-country race

Published: 01/08/71 Topics: Comments: -

Although slightly outside the geographical scope of this project, this article is noteworthy. It describes the revival of the John Craig Memorial Race over Oregon's McKenzie Pass. In 1877, John Templeton Craig lost his life in a blizzard while attempting to deliver the mail on skis across this pass, just north of the Three Sisters. In the early 1930s, Oregon historians and skiers created a memorial ski race over the same terrain. During the next twenty years, downhill skiing became so popular that the race Read more

NW Skier, Vol. 13, No. 5 - Chinook Pass off limits to "motorized skiers" (snowmobiles)

Published: 11/27/70 Topics: Comments: -

Two areas just east of Chinook Pass have been listed by the Forest Service as off-limits to snowmobiles. According to Forest supervisor Donald Campbell, these areas are used by hunters, snow players and ski school clinics and there is not enough parking space for snowmobile rigs. Two areas farther Read more

NW Skier, Vol. 13, No. 3 - Mt Pilchuck sold; Stormy Mtn proposal; XC skiing

Published: 10/30/70 Topics: Comments: -

Mt Pilchuck ski area has been sold to two avid Bellingham skiers, Dick Mahlberg, a 10th Mountain Division veteran, and Franz X. Gable, former Read more

NW Skier, Vol. 14, No. 2 - Mt Cashmere proposed ski area

Published: 10/30/70 Topics: Comments: -

"Mt Cashmere's snow-covered ski bowls are being promoted as a potential Washington State ski mecca by two Puget Sound engineers. Helicopter Read more

NW Skier, Vol. 13, No. 2 - Lange spoilers

Published: 10/16/70 Topics: Comments: -

The Spoiler, made of flexible epoxy and cushioned with foam, can be attached to the rear of the Lange competition model, extending the height Read more

NW Skier, Vol. 12, No. 9 - Yodelin opens

Published: 01/16/70 Topics: Comments: -

Yodelin ski area opened on December 27, 1969, with a 1,800-foot double chairlift, a rope tow, and a three-story Tyrolian-styled lodge. Nason Properties, owned by W.C. "Wendy" Carlson and his wife, operates the ski area and lodge and handles the sale Read more

NW Skier, Vol. 14, No. 15 - Yodelin second chairlift

Published: 01/16/70 Topics: Comments: -

Yodelin ski area opened on December 27, 1969, with a 1,800-foot double chairlift, a rope tow, and a three-story Tyrolian-styled lodge. Nason Properties, owned by W.C. "Wendy" Carlson and his wife, operates the ski area and lodge and handles the sale and development of the Yodelin village. A total of Read more

NW Skier, Vol. 12, No. 3 - Sierra Club vs. Mineral King

Published: 10/24/69 Topics: Comments: -

Commenting on the stalemate between the Sierra Club and Walt Disney Enterprises over the future of the proposed Mineral King ski area in the Sierra Nevada, the editor urges skiers to make their views known and rightly observes that "what happens in this California test case will undoubtedly set future Read more

NW Skier, Vol. 6, No. 6 - More on North Cascades park

Published: 03/28/69 Topics: Comments: -

The 1963 North Cascades Study Team report noted that substantial wilderness was preserved in the vicinity of the proposed North Cascades National Park. It conditioned its recommendation to establish a park upon development of adequate facilities and means of entry to provide a large number of visitors access to park attractions. Read more

NW Skier, Vol. 11, No. 5 - Snowmobiles: new winter sport

Published: 11/06/68 Topics: Comments: -

"The newest and fastest-growing sport in the country is known as snowmobiling." Four years ago there were about 25,000 snowmobiles and just six manufacturers in the United States. Today, there are over 300,000 snowmobiles and over fifty manufacturers. The following advantages are noted: Read more

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