But the new Ski Journal makes up for my failure by publishing a Peter Miller cover shot of yesteryear’s penultimate ski bunny. And so on. It’s great. This year’s Ski Journal Photobook goes from Stowe to Mars, from Dick Durrance to Sean Pettit — a compelling journey through the history of ski photography. Instead of the random ski porn pages most magazines publish for the annual “gallery,” instead we have something with a theme, cultural contrasts, personalities, backcountry skiing of course, and more. As always, highly recommended.
Jeff, Mike, Grant, Colin, Jessie and the rest of Ski Journal staff, glad you appreciate Suzy even if your dad might have dated her daughter. Oh, and since you guys failed to mention the origin of Suzy’s name, I should mention for the record that in the 1970s former U.S. Ski Team racer and ballet skier Suzy Chaffee was the spokesperson for Chapstick lip balm. Hence the sobriquet. Check out the old ad below, hilarious then and still a chuckle now.
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.