In 1948 Pappy Rogers, the general manager of Sun Valley, Idaho, sold the world's first chairlift to a young man from Detroit. Pappy wanted $5,000 for the already obsolete, wood-tower chairlift. Everett Kircher talked him down to $4,800 and then set to
On a recent flight, I sat next to a young woman who was headed to Aspen for her first "Learn to Ski" week. After being served the standard miniature airline meal, she pulled out an issue of SKI Magazine from the seat pocket in front of her.