Passion for Skiing
Passion for Skiing is the title of a book published in 2010 about the contributions of people from Hanover, New Hampshire and Dartmouth College to the sport of downhill skiing and history of skiing from 1910 to the current era. It was authored by Dartmouth alumnus and part-time Vail, Colorado resident Stephen L. Waterhouse (Dartmouth College class of 1965, Tuck Business School class of 1967) with the help of other alumni and ski historians. Dartmouth and Hanover have been home to numerous members of the National Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. The book has been made into the 2013 documentary film Passion for Snow. The International Ski History Association (ISHA) gave Passion for Snow one of its 2013 film awards.
Waterhouse was assisted in writing the book by many contemporary historians of skiing such as Morten Lund, John Fry, Elisabeth Hussey and John Allen. The 440-page book covers founders of ski areas; founders of ski retail shops; initiators of extreme skiing; creators of ski clothing, equipment and grooming technology; and some of the greatest ski racers at college, national and Olympic levels. It also discusses the nurses, doctors and ski patrollers who operate the medical facilities in ski communities. It also includes makers of ski movies and the founders of ski magazines.
The book has a foreword by two members of the National Ski Hall of Fame: Warren Miller, the legendary maker of ski movies, and Chick Igaya, a three-time Olympic skier (a silver medalist in 1956 and the holder of the most NCAA championships). The appendix of the book has lists of people from Dartmouth who were ski racing champions, National Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame members and those who made significant contributions to the sport like Dick Durrance and John Litchfield 
Passion for Snow
Passion for Snow is a 62-minute documentary covering more than 100 years of skiing history at Dartmouth from the initial Dartmouth Winter Carnival to current times, as well as the college's influences and connections to developments in the ski industry. Waterhouse was the executive producer of the film and said it depicts "champion skiers in action, but also people like Dr. Seuss, the late Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop and Robert Frost, who were influenced in their careers after spending winters in Hanover." The film premiered in February 2013 at Dartmouth's Loew Auditorium at the Black Family Visual Arts Center during the 103rd Dartmouth Winter Carnival. The film also depicts Dartmouth skiers' involvement in World War II as part of the 10th Mountain Division, and the school's role in adaptive ski technology for the disabled. Paralympian Diana Golden, class of 1984, was Dartmouth's first disabled World Champion, won ten World Championships and a Gold medal in the 1988 Paralympic. Dr. Sarah Billmeier, Dartmouth class of 99, was a six time World Champion and winner of 13 Paralympic medals in four Paralympics. The film includes footage of Diana Golden, 1988 Olympic gold medalist, doing a giant slalom descent in Calgary on a single leg, in the adaptive ski competition.
Waterhouse wrote the script with producer Lisa Densmore, Dartmouth class of 1983. Filmmaker Buck Henry, class of 1952, narrates the film.
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- Paul Feely, New Hampshire Union Leader (March 16, 2013). "'Passion for Snow' highlights Dartmouth's link to skiing history". Nh.com. Retrieved September 13, 2013.
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- Jay Webster (February 8, 2013). "Alumnus' movie showcases College's skiing culture". The Dartmouth
- Waterhouse (Winter 2011). "Passion for Skiing". Ski Patrol Magazine, p. 67
- Lisa Densmore (Fall 2012). "Film: Passion for Snow". Here in Hanover, pp. 97, 98
- Skiing Heritage Magazine, June 2010. Morten Lund, the most prolific writer on the history of skiing, says that "the book turns a magnifying glass on the college's major influence on skiing in America;much of the information is new..... under the leadership of the Dartmouth Outing Club the sport spread... in 1915, McGill sent its best skiers to compete at the [Dartmouth Winter] Carnival—and intercollegiate ski competition was born. Other forceful Dartmouth innovations included ski classes for novices... professional coaches for ski teams... the nation's first overhead cable lift... the top winners of the first US Alpine combined Olympic trials at Mt. Rainier in 1936... and the largest contingent in the US National Ski Hall of Fame".
- Jan Stearns (April 5, 2013). "'Passion for Snow' highlights Dartmouth's link to skiing history". Jan's Blog, Waterville Valley Realty
- Press release (April 14, 2013). "Passion for Snow Receives 'Ski History Film of the Year' Award". Dartmouth Class of 1961 Presidents Page