I've never been closely associated with this chain of ski stores, but I am no stranger to their sales and services. Ski Chalet is certainly a ski-retail institution in our area and it's sad to hear that the visionary behind the place passed away on Sep 29. I wonder if he was the familiar and enthusiastic voice for so many years on their ski conditions phone report? Before there was internet I was a frequent caller of that line. More info on Wilbur McBay:
From the Timberline website: Timberline Ski Resort and the entire Ski industry will miss its pioneer and supporter of American skiing, Wilbur McBay. Timberline has enjoyed many years of collaboration with Wilbur McBay and his family and staff at Ski Chalet. We have appreciated his enthusiasm, consistency, skiing innovations and promotions. Condolences to the McBay family from Timberline Four Seasons Resort staff.