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Downhill In Montana
Early Day Skiing in the Treasure State and Yellowstone National Park

by Stan Cohen

Alpine skiing in Montana and Yellowstone National Park has a rich past dating from the late 19th century. From simple homemade rope tows to present high-speed quad chair lifts and trams, the history of over 60 ski areas is illustrated in this book in black and white and color photographs, newspaper articles, correspondence, ski patches and personal accounts.

8 1/2"x 11", 278 pages, full color, 500 photos, maps brochures, letters, charts, paperback, $24.95.  ISBN 978-1-57510-136-1



Downhill In Montana, the DVD
Early Day Skiing in the Treasure State and Yellowstone National Park

produced by Pictorial Histories and Sunrise Studios

This 96-minute program traces the history of downhill skiing in Montana and Yellowstone Park, using original film footage, stills and interviews. The time frame is from the first ski trip into the Park in the 1880s to pre-war footage of the 1935 Anaconda Winter Carnival, Wraith Hill and its 1939 chairlift, to film and stories of ski train trips up the Blackfoot Valley; to Blossburg out of Helena and to Roland, Idaho from Missoula. Ski areas include Bear Canyon, Bridger Bowl, Beef Trail, Hellroaring (Big Mountain), Rainy Mountain (Maverick Mountain), GibbonsPass (Lost Trail), Lookout Pass, Diamond Mountain, Double Arrow Ranch, Belmont (Great Divide), Udine (Yellowstone Park), Lionhead, Kings Hill (Showdown), McDonald Pass, Grizzly Peak (Red Lodge Mountain), Snow Park, Snowbowl, and Marshall Mountain. The DVD is complemented by the book of the same title (above), which traces the history of more than 60 ski areas in the same geographic area. $19.95


A Pictorial History of Downhill Skiing

by Stan Cohen

Here is a bountiful collection of photographs and illustrations, drawn from archives all over the United States, showing the history of downhill skiing since 1850. Included are photos of what is perhaps the nation’s first ski lift, photos of 19th Century gold miners who schussed the slopes of the Sierra Mountains, ski fashion photos, photos from the 1930s and 1940s—the boom years of American skiing—as well as an unusual compilation of early 20th Century ski-jumping photos. More than 500 images are presented with a concise narrative outlining the history of the sport in America.

8 1/2" x 11", 256 pages, 500+ photos and drawings, full-color cover, 12 pages of color inside, $14.95. ISBN 978-0933126558.


The Suicide Trail

by H. L. (Lee) Hames

The sport of rodeo actually came into being as a Sunday afternoon pastime for ranch cowboys. In the days of the open range, almost all of the large cow outfits had a few saddle horses in their remuda that would buck every time that they were ridden. After getting the buck out of their systems, these horses were usually good cow horses. To test their riding ability as well as to have fun and relax, the ranch cowboys contested against each other to see who could stay on the longest and make the wildest ride on these horses.

8 1/2" x 11", 88 pages, more than 60 photos, paperback, $9.95.
ISBN 1-57510-061-4

A Bird of Passage

The Story of My Life

by Otto Lang

“ . . . a vivid account of an interesting life, highly readable and very gentlemanly. Lang tells his story adeptly, almost gossip-free. That’s surely one reason that a dedicated ski instructor got as far in Hollywood as he did.” —Chris Goodrich, Book Review, Los Angeles Times

6"x9", 380 pages, 96 photos, paperback, $19.95.
ISBN 1-575100-26-6




The Games of ’36

A Pictorial History of the 1936 Olympics in Germany

by Stan Cohen

This is a story about people and events that took place more than 70 years ago in Nazi Germany. It has all the elements of a great novel—power struggles, political intrigue, anti-Semitism, treachery, personal triumph and patriotism. It is the story of the 1936 Summer Olympic games held in Berlin and the 1936 Winter Olympics held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

8 1/2"x 11", 248 pages, over 300 photos, diagrams, newspaper clippings, 12 color pages, paperback, $19.95. ISBN 1-57510-009-6


Gretchen’s Gold

The Story of Gretchen Fraser, America’s First Gold Medalist
in Olympic Skiing

by Luanne Pfeifer

“Gretchen’s Gold rates a platinum. It’s fastidiously researched, historically au point, inspiring and fascinating throughout.” —Doug Pfeiffer, Vice President of the International Skiing History Association and the editor of Skiing Magazine from 1963 to 1976

6"x9", 184 pages, 90 photos, hardcover, $19.95.
ISBN 1-57510-019-3




Breaking Even

by Dick Barrymore

It was the winter of 1969 in Sun Valley. Ski film maker Dick Barrymore had just tried a pair of skis from a new American company. He loved the way they performed and called the company suggesting he shoot a film with the skis as the star. The company agreed to sponsor the film—and pay Dick with a pair of the skis. The rest is history. Barrymore became a well-known movie producer.

6"x9", 344 pages, 60 photos, paperback, $15.95.
ISBN 1-57510-037-1




Hunting Alaska’s Far Places

Half a Century with Rifle and Shotgun

by Jim Rearden

Join life-long hunter and one-time Alaska registered big game guide Jim Rearden as he roams the Alaska wilds with rifle and shotgun in this collection of Alaska hunting yarns he has written over the past half century. Many detail his hunting experiences; others tell of other hunter’s adventures.

6"x9", black and white photos, 256 pages, paperback: $23.95.
ISBN 978-1-57510-140-8

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