Who’s This?

This is a still from a movie this celebrity ski racer was in. Many thanks to the Tread Of Pioneers Museum in Steamboat Springs, CO, for this photo.

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Credit: Journal New England Ski Museum

From the Journal Of The New England Ski Museum:

“Pete Seibert worked as a ski patroller in Aspen just after the war, then in 1950 attended L’Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne in Switzerland, learning the art of hotel management on the G.I. Bill. Returning to Colorado, he became manager of Loveland Pass ski area, then moved to Aspen Highlands in 1957.  By then, Earl Eaton had taken Seibert on a March climb up the mountain just west of Vail Pass that Seibert decided he would spend his life developing.”

The video below tells the story of that seminal hike into the hinterlands which would become the Vail resort.

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 Comments

  1. Avatar Barry Christen says:

    Appears to be Roger Moore in the James Bond movie, “Live and Let Die”.

  2. Buddy Werner

  3. Avatar Norm Reynolds says:

    Killy?

  4. Avatar Scott Jimmerson says:

    Looks like Jean Claude on a pair of Head Comps with Marker long thongs and maybe Scott poles.

  5. Avatar Bruce Boeder says:

    That’s got to be JC Killy as Buddy Werner would never have been caught dead in that outfit!?

  6. Avatar Bruce Boeder says:

    Hmm…….I went to the Internet Movie Database and find that Buddy Werner did appear in a movie called SkiFascination made by Willy Bogner (Werner and Bogner’s fiancée were killed in an avalanche while making the movie – but people subscribed to this website well remember Buddy Werner). Accordingly, piecing together the clues – photo from the Steamboat museum, Head Comps with long thongs, and Scott poles it may be Buddy dressed in the Bogner finest?!

  7. Avatar Cansnowplow says:

    I went to a movie starring Jean Claude Killy, called Snowjob. I think this is my mystery guess. He was filmed in the Alps, as there were very few trees in the scenes, similar to your mystery picture. He also showed off his new ski technique, called Avail-ment in the movie, in super slow motion. It’s a tail technique, with the moment of unweighting the edge was at the top of downward motion on extreme steep terrain.

  8. Avatar Sue Hopper says:

    Buddy Werner

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