Sport: Ski Fever

The snow at Lake Placid, N.Y. was deep and powdery last week, and the temperature was a shivery 3° above zero. At one-minute intervals, the 39 best college skiers in the East struck out crosscountry on their narrow racing skis. Tiny, ski-minded St. Lawrence University won Lake Placid's Langlauf (its skiers finished first & second) and won the tournament as well.

Two thousand miles away, beneath Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains in glossy Sun Valley, Utah's team skied to victory last week in the West's intercollegiate championship meet against 125 entrants from 25 colleges. What...

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