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Mr. Big Vanilla

Mr. Big Vanilla

Broadway lensman Werner J. Kuhn ran the patrol, taught first aid and shot PR photos at a popular Catskills ski area. by By Jeff Blumenfeld, originally published in Skiing History, May-June 2018 The image was typical of ski area publicity photos of the early 1960s. That was when skiers, our Long Island family included, received coverage […]

Skiing to the Poles-Part Two

By Jeff Blumenfeld, January-February 2018, skiinghistory.org In Part I of this two-part article, which appeared in the November-December issue of Skiing History, author Jeff Blumen- feld explained how skis played a critical role in the Arctic and polar expeditions of the late 1800s and early 1900s. Part II looks at the role of skis in modern-day […]

Skiing to the Poles-Part One

Blumenfeld-Skiing to the Poles - 1

By Jeff Blumenfeld,¬†January-February 2018, skiinghistory.org In Part I of this two-part article, author Jeff Blumenfeld explains how skis played a critical role in the early Arctic and polar expeditions of Fridtjof Nansen (Greenland, 1888), Robert E. Peary and Frederick Cook (North Pole, 1909), Roald Amundsen and Robert F. Scott (South Pole, 1911 and 1912). In […]