It’s 90 Degrees Outside and I’m Reading a Skiing Magazine

Post by blogger | June 20, 2007      

Emile Allais circa 1947.
Morant photo of World Champion skier Emile Allais in 1947.

Yeah, the dog days of summer are fast approaching, but when the latest issue of “Skiing Heritage” arrives in the mail it always puts a smile on my face. It’s a sickness. I guess the cure is to do some lawn watering. Later.

This issue of Heritage (June 2007) has a wealth of entertaining content. My favorite article details a historical photo archive from Nicholas Morant, who 70 years ago was “Canada’s Ansel Adams” and did a stint of ski photography that was little known, but nonetheless stunning. What I like about the Morant photos shown in Heritage is that they’re a nice mix of human landscapes, action shots, and what we now call “lifestyle” shots, meaning photos of people doing things. My favorite of those is a detailed shot showing the interior of a ski train with its merry inhabitants. The sweaters alone are priceless.

The other article that kept my attention details the history of rear entry ski boots. I know, you have to be a total ski fanatic to find boot history to be compelling reading. Oh well “my name is Lou and I’m a skiaholic…”

An article about prehistoric skiing cave paintings isn’t too shabby either.

Meanwhile, the lawn is drying.



3 Responses to “It’s 90 Degrees Outside and I’m Reading a Skiing Magazine”

  1. Mark June 20th, 2007 11:25 am

    Hey Lou,
    Guess I’m a skiaholic too, as I’d happily read about the development of the rear-entry boot. By the way, I sent a message to your Sopris email address, but it bounced back.

  2. howie June 21st, 2007 10:03 am

    And yet you say print is dead?


  3. Lou June 21st, 2007 11:38 am

    Print is dying — and I practice a bit of necrophilia now and then (grin).

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