First published in issue 16.3 of The Ski Journal. I promise you the ski patrol at my home mountain is better than yours. It’s a realization I came to thanks to Mary Jane’s ski patrol tryout.  My home mountain is home to double-fall-line, ungroomed bump runs that flirt with irregularity on their best days, and […]

The Mad Foot Scientist

above Jacques Thomas does some base inspection in the early 1980s with speed skier Franz Weber, who broke the world speed record four times and held it for five years, topping out at 129 mph. A signed pair of Weber’s skis still sits in Le Feet Lab. Photo: Thomas Family Archives Nordic Vic had long been a […]


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