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SKY-HIGH SKIING IN THE BUGABOOS

March 30, 1970
March 30, 1970

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March 30, 1970

Yesterday/Blood Brother
Mystique
  • That special aura of success surrounding UCLA basketball—the achievement of John Wooden—surely did not hinder the Bruins at College Park, but the champions earned their glory and their title

  • While UCLA was psyching out the NCAA and Marquette was sewing up the NIT, a game between Las Vegas show girls and some airline stewardollies gave basketball a new shape—and a lot bigger gate

Pistol Pete
Gooey Sickness
Motor Sports
Baseball
  • By Roy Blount

    With superior players, a quietly capable manager and a new color scheme, the Athletics this year hope to draw some spectators for a change

Boating
  • By Hugh D. Whall

    One of the world's worst cases of sailing fever has made Stuart Walker, M.D. a small-boat skipper of wide renown. Walker is a man of such tenacity that he has been known to keep racing even when dismasted

Hap i nes
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

SKY-HIGH SKIING IN THE BUGABOOS

For years skiers have known that somewhere—up there above the last lift lines—were heavenly fields of unbroken snow; the problem lay in getting to them. Then along came Hans Gmoser and his helicopters, opening such lofty playgrounds as this one, the Bugaboos of British Columbia—thousands of miles of skiing, some swingingly easy, much of it tough, all wildly exciting.

This is an article from the March 30, 1970 issue Original Layout

Dropped off at the summit, skiers sail through untracked snows, skirting crevasses—directed by a guide—and race down the Bugaboo Glacier (above).

Ex-U.S. Olympic racer Brooks Dodge runs a powdery ridge (above), then joins Joe and Anne Jones for a downward dash through a high mountain col.

Away from the world, a party skirts Snowpatch Spire on the rooftop of Canada, while Rudi Gertsch guides the way past sentinels of snow (below).

EIGHT PHOTOSJOHN G. ZIMMERMAN