Dec. 04, 1961
Dec. 04, 1961

Table of Contents
Dec. 4, 1961

Ski Schedule
Football's Best
Trim And Strong
Big Deals
College Football
Gene Tunney
  • By Frank Graham Jr.

    Gene Tunney is a magic name in sport, one that evokes an instant and recognizable picture to millions of people, even though it is 35 years since he upset Jack Dempsey and won the heavyweight title. No athlete ever went to more pains to establish a public picture of himself but, incongruously, no athlete ever succeeded in obscuring his own great skills so completely. The story of Tunney then (left, in 1926) and Tunney now is the story of a man who has been almost unbearably successful

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back


Sports Illustrated presents a guide to Midwest ski resorts that have added facilities since last year. New lifts are followed by their length/rise/capacity (skiers per hour); new trails by their length/drop. In addition, the guide lists the person and phone number to call for further information during the season.

This is an article from the Dec. 4, 1961 issue

CHESTNUT HILLS, Hanover: New area on Mississippi River with Dearborn double chair lift 2,200/425/1,200; eight rope tows; 12 slopes; snow-making equipment; ice skating rink; lodge and chalet with cafeteria, dance floor, ski shop for rentals; parking for 500 cars. Peter Huggler, member of 1956 Swiss Olympic team, directs ski school. Tel. Ken Hansen, Galena 1320.


BOYNE MOUNTAIN, Boyne Falls: Edelweiss Lodge has accommodations for 100; skating rink area doubled. Tel. Chuck Moll, Boyne Falls 549-2441.

CABERFAE, Cadillac: Two Doppelmayr T bars 1,600/270/900 and 1,300/220/900; ski school staff increased to 14. Tel. Fred Bocks, Hoxeyville 3F13.

CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN, Beulah: Poma double chair lift 1,900/500/400; shopping center and snack bar at base of lift, snack bar and warming hut at top. Three chalets increase accommodations to 140. Tel. Ed Abbey, Copemish, FR 8-2000.

MT. MANCELONA, Mancelona: Poma double chair lift 1,200/275/100; two slopes 1,200/275 and 1,700/275. Tel. Harold Axtmann, Mancelona, JU 7-7491.

NUB'S NOB, Harbor Springs: Poma double chair lift 1,400/400/850 parallels existing chair lift; all runs widened; snow machinery increased; five housekeeping cottages added to main lodge; ski shop. Tel. Norm Marshall, Harbor Springs 423.

SKYLINE, Grayling: Hall double chair lift 1,800/220/1,150; two slopes 1,800/220 and 1,500/220. Tel. Ralph Morris, Roscommon, CR 5-5445.


MT. FUJI, Lake Geneva: New area with Japanese motif has nine rope tows, chair lift and two T bars under construction; seven slopes ranging from 700/200 to 1,400/200; lodge with cafeteria, bar and ski shop; private 1,400-foot airstrip, parking for 2,500 cars. Tel. Ed Meltzer, Lake Geneva, CH 8-6553.

MT. WILMOT, Wilmot: Hall double chair lift 1,000/170/1,050; new slope 1,000/170; snow-making equipment increased; cafeteria enlarged. Tel. Walter Stopa, Wilmot, UN 2-2721.

NOR-SKI, Sister Bay: New area with Hall T bar 1,360/226/1,200; three rope tows; seven slopes; ice skating rink; lodge with restaurant and ski shop. Dave Miller is the ski instructor. Tel. Wink Larson, Sister Bay 4411.


BEAVER VALLEY, Markdale: Hall T bar 1,150/300/1,200. Tel. Mac Rateliffe, Markdale 626 Ring 1-1.

BLUE MOUNTAIN WINTER PARK, Collingwood: Pomalift 2,000/400/1,000. Tel. Jozo Weider, Collingwood 1737.

GEORGIAN PEAKS, Collingwood: Pomalift 1,200/300/1,000; two trails 2,200 /300 and 3,000/800. Tel. Bill Whalen, Thornbury 492.

HIDDEN VALLEY, Huntsville: New area with Hall double chair lift 1,500/420/900; three trails 3,000/420, 2,500/420 and 1,100/250. Albert Boley is ski school director. Restaurant and parking lot for 200 cars. Tel. Albert Boley, Huntsville 789-4881.

MONT ST. PATRICK, Dacre: New area with Mueller T bar 2,600/550/400; three trails 5,000/550, 2,600/550, 2,000/550. Restaurant and parking for 500 cars. Tel. Clarence Colterman, Dacre 649-2336.

TALLY HO WINTER PARK, Huntsville: New area at Tally Ho Inn with Pomalift 850/208/700 and rope tow; two trails 1,500/208 and 1,800/208. Snack bar, ski shop parking for 100 cars. Tel. Ted West, Newton 5-2281.