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JUST AN OLD SNOW JOB

Dec. 05, 1977
Dec. 05, 1977

Table of Contents
Dec. 5, 1977

Windups
Papa Bear
Above It All
Betting
College Football
College Basketball
Pro Football
Body Building
Hockey
Comeback
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

JUST AN OLD SNOW JOB

The Telemark turn, which looks like a cross between a curtsy and an elegant dance step, was performed by Snowshoe Thompson in the 1860s. Now a hardy band of Colorado skiers is reviving it as a vital part of an old-new sport called ski mountaineering. How they gear up and how they get back down are described on the pages that follow.

This is an article from the Dec. 5, 1977 issue Original Layout

Rick Borkovec tours in a Head outfit, plus Adidas shoes and skis; wife Laurie wears a Nordic outfit from White Stag.

Tucked in alongside the Elk Range of the Colorado Rockies, Crested Butte has become a hotbed for high touring.

After layering up to his chamois shirt, Jack Marcial dons a JanSport parka with storm flaps and plenty of pocket space.

Kick-turning Desirée Paquette tours in a Bogner jumpsuit with quilted lining. The rucksack and gaiters are from Athalon.

ILLUSTRATIONSIX PHOTOSENRICO FERORELLI