The May-June issue of Skiing History will hit the mail around May 13 (a Friday, of course)., but will be posted online about a week ahead of that.

Look for these articles:

-Skiing Schruns and the Montafon Valley: The old smuggling route between Austria and Switzerland where refugees escaped during World War II.

-Marco Tonazzi, the Vail-based entrepreneur recalls his days on the Italian ski team and adventures with Thoeni, Tomba and Gros.

-Lifts that went nowhere: Gone are the weird experimental ski lifts that didn’t pan out.

-Willy Schaeffler, rebel at heart.

-Warhol in Aspen.

-The man who designed the medals: artist Helmut Zobl.

-Swann poster auction results.

-Report on Skiing History Week in Sun Valley.

-Fritz Wiessner, world-class climber and ski wax alchemist.

To read the new issue online and get the print magazine, visit skiinghistory.org/join.

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