1983

Skier's life defined by one decision

A month ago, Betty Lou Sine Stewart was going through some old boxes in her basement when she discovered buried treasure.

Inside the cardboard containers, Stewart found enough trophies, medals and precious prizes to fill a small high school trophy case. The cheerful 71-year-old also uncovered two tattered scrapbooks with dozens of old newspaper articles and black and white photos dating back to the 1950s.

The name Betty Lou Sine was everywhere.

Memories flooded back. She hadn’t seen these items in more than 35 years.

Among the articles was a magazine cover featuring Stewart and her older brother Wesley flying down an Alta ski slope. The magazine, published Jan. 14, 1957, carried the title “Sports Illustrated.” The magazine had featured few women on its cover since starting in 1954.

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