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Nice Sweater, But Who Is She?

Looks like a balmy day on the snow with this speeding skier, sans cap and a big sweater.  And hmmm, that flag.  This week’s pic comes from Jamie Storrs at Peak Resorts who has opened their archives for SeniorsSkiing.com.

Credit: Thad Quimby, Peak Resorts

Last Week

Thanks again to Dana Mathios, Curator and Director of Collections, Colorado Snowsports Museum, for the description. This photo shows the 1972 U.S. Alpine Ski Team. Colorado heroes include Hank Kashiwa, Rick Chaffee, and Whit Sterling.

Hank Kashiwa was a member of the U.S. National Team from 1967 to 1972. He won the 1969 US National Championships and competed in the 1970 World Championships in Val Gardena, Italy. After racing in the 1972 Olympics in Japan, he starred in the Pro Circuit from 1972 to 1981 and won the World Pro title in 1975. He later served as President of the Volant Ski Corporation, a Boulder-based ski manufacturer. Hank was inducted into the Colorado Snowsports Hall of Fame in 1994.

Other 1972 US Alpine Ski Team members included Bob Cochran, David Currier, Terry Palmer, Tyler Palmer, Karen Budge, Marilyn Cochran, Susan Corrock (placed third in Downhill), Barbara Cochran (who won the Slalom), Sandy Poulsen , and Patty Boydstun.


  1. Paul Remillard says:

    I’m going to guess that’s Penny Pitou and I think she’s skiing on the man made snow pile in Snow Lake at Mt. Snow.

  2. Kathleen Phillips says:

    Kashiwa’s Volant made a great ski. By today’s standards they are quite heavy, but so stable and easy turning. I had to have a pair back in the 90s. I’m still skiing them, although this may be my last year on them. I’m jonesing for a pair of J skis from Jason Leventhal’s Burlington, VT company.

    • Patty Randall says:

      Hi Kathleen, I just purchased the J Ski Allplay. It is very light yet very stable. The first couple days on it I crossed my tips, but now, after 20 days of skiing, it hasn’t happened since. I love these skis and I have no more knee pain at the end of the day. I also use the Ski Mojo which takes 30% of my body weight off my knees. It is quite a hassle to get use to, but now I can’t ski without it. You won’t be sorry you purchased J Skis.

  3. Kathe Dillmann says:

    Susie Chaffee aka Susie Chapstick!

  4. Lee Hall Delfausse says:

    Suzy Chaffee but definitely not in racing attire.

  5. Suzy Chaffee has my vote.

  6. Scott Jimmerson says:

    Yep, Suzy Chaffee. Got to go running at St. Mary’s Glacier with Rick when he was racing for Denver University. Left me in the dust, by the way.

  7. The hair and the style say Suzy Chaffee. That’s my guess and I’m sticking to it.

  8. Susie Greer says:

    Susie Chaffee from Vermont

  9. Suzy Chaffee – a sunny symbol of her era. ;-D

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