Suzy Chaffee
FormerOlympicalpine ski racer
Suzy Chaffee
Suzanne "Suzy" Chaffee is a former Olympic alpine ski racer and actress. Following her racing career, she modelled in New York with Ford Models and then became the pre-eminent freestyle ballet skier of the early 1970s. She is perhaps best known by the sobriquet, Suzy Chapstick, from the 1970s, when she was a spokesperson for ChapStick lip balm.
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Native Elders ‘15 Mandates for RIO+20’ June 20-22 – Key to Regenerating Earth’s Natural Capital
eNews Channels - over 4 years
eNewsChannels COLUMN: What happens at UN’s RIO+2O Earth Summit on June 20-22 could have a major impact on the longevity of snowsports, glaciers, islands and coastal communities, as we are shifting to a milder climate, with snowsports the canaries in the mine of climate changes. Fortunately, the consensus of this year’s UN “Harmony with Nature” World Interactive Dialogue was: Science united with Ancient Wisdom carried on by the tribes, is critical to regenerating Mother Earth. The perfect example of that was January 2012’s “Snowdance Phenomena,” reported by the Wall Street Journal, AP, front page Washington Post. It could have been catastrophic for U.S. ski areas faced with the “driest winter in 130 years,” but for Native American Elders magnanimously leading mountain communities in snowdances giving gratitude to Mother Earth at Vail, Park City and Lake Tahoe. Caption: In January Olympians and Tahoe skiers honored their Washoe, Paiute and Shoshone tribes whose snowdance saved their ...
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Hail to First Lady Betty Ford, Earth Hero! (Along with the Tribes of the ... - eNewsChannels
Google News - over 5 years
ARTICLE: I didn't realize until our dear First Lady Betty Ford passed on this month, what an incomparable gift she has given Mother Earth and all Her children. Through Betty's powerful example of taking her addiction to alcohol and
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Friday Video Fun: Suzy Chaffee skis with Buddy Hackett in this Pilot Gone Wrong - Ski Channel
Google News - over 5 years
Suzy Chaffee Ladies and Gentlemen, there is no need to thank me for this week's Friday Video Fun. The fact that I located this video is a reward and thanks enough - Really you have no idea the greatness you are about to witness
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UN, Pope, Scientists and Olympians' "Emergency Call to Action to Protect Earth" - Sports Features Communications (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Following Bolivia's passage of their domestic law "Recognizing Mother Earth as a living entity and giving Her the Same Rights as Humans," the United Nations held a dialogue via an interactive webcast on its "Harmony
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Renewing America with Renewable Energy - eNewsChannels
Google News - almost 6 years
eNewsChannels COLUMN: On May 11, CNN showed Japan's nuclear electric officials on their knees apologizing and asking forgiveness from the Japanese people for misleading them about the safety of their nuclear reactors and destroying so
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OLYMPIANS URGE CHOOSING PROPHESIZED 1000 YEARS OF PEACE VS NUCLEAR ENERGY SUICIDE - SFCPressPoint (press release)
Google News - almost 6 years
Hugely, I would say as an Olympic athlete, since Japan is now a level 7, like Chernobyl, and who knows exactly what levels of radioactivity to our mountain and water playgrounds can give athletes cancer or our children
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Powder To the People
NYTimes - about 11 years
IT was the last Saturday in January, and the top of every car driving on Route 4 in snowy central Vermont was laden with skis or snowboards, a convoy lengthening by the mile. At moments like these, you realize your plan to sneak up to the mountains for an idyllic getaway weekend has snuck up on no one. Get away, indeed. But in the midst of just
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THE NIGHT; Life in the Fashion Lane
NYTimes - over 23 years
A NATTY white-haired gentleman, Henry Mellen looked out of place in his tie and jacket on Monday night at the Supper Club, where Label, a Los Angeles fashion house, and Tommy Boy Music sponsored a fashion show of hip-hop clothing for male rappers and the women who love them. "I was dragged here by my wife," Mr. Mellen, a retired printing company
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TRAVEL ADVISORY; Ski Training On a Cruise
NYTimes - over 25 years
The high seas may not be every skier's idea of a place to prepare for the coming season, but the Norwegian Cruise Line has a sailing for skiers from Sept. 28 to Oct. 5, leaving from Miami. On board the Norway during its Caribbean cruise will be the ski champions Billy Kidd, Jimmie Huega, Suzy Chaffee, Hank Kashiwa and Doug Lewis. Every day they
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WINTER IN THE SNOW; Happy Trails: 13 Racers' Favorite Runs
NYTimes - over 27 years
LEAD: WHAT is your favorite ski trail? Without hesitation, 13 top ski competitors from the past and present answered that question and described their favorite alpine run, slope or trail. Although a few of these great skiers have returned to their selected trail, many remember the place for the moment, the feeling, the environment, the challenge of
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STYLE MAKERS; Jacob Neal: Hair Stylist
NYTimes - over 27 years
LEAD: When Jacob Neal looks at a woman, he sees her not necessarily as she is, but as she could be. He is a hair stylist who specializes in makeovers, which he describes as ''taking a man or woman from one point to another level.'' When Jacob Neal looks at a woman, he sees her not necessarily as she is, but as she could be. He is a hair stylist who
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SOCIAL EVENTS; Park Avenue to Broadway
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: Manhattan Evening Manhattan Evening Oct. 16 - The Village Nursing Home in Greenwich Village and its AIDS program will benefit from an evening on the town that starts at 6 P.M. with cocktails at the Equitable Tower, 787 Seventh Avenue near 52d Street. Dinner follows and then a cabaret show at the Eugene O'Neill Theater with Broadway performers
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Film: 'Fire And Ice'
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: ''FIRE AND ICE'' must be the fanciest skiwear commercial ever made. Willy Bogner, who designed the costumes as well as directed, produced and wrote this fashion show, belongs to a prominent West German ski apparel family. He also filmed the ski scenes for a couple of James Bond movies. ''Fire and Ice,'' which opens today at the U. ''FIRE AND
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NEW LOOKS IN SKI EQUIPMENT
NYTimes - about 34 years
Skiers in the market for equipment and clothing this season will find many new options, whether their preference be alpine skiing or cross-country. Technology is the byword, with strong but light spaceage materials replacing metal, and skis are showing up in fashion colors with bold graphics. Among innovations designed to improve ski performance is
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SPORTS WORLD SPECIALS; New Courts for Monroe
NYTimes - over 34 years
Earl Monroe, the whirling dervish who flamboyantly dribbled and shot his way through National Basketball Association competition in four seasons with the Baltimore Bullets and nine seasons with the Knicks, hardly ever touches a basketball anymore in the third year of his retirement. ''I can still make the jump shot,'' he said last week. ''But it's
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SCOUTING; Talent Exchange
NYTimes - over 34 years
John McEnroe and Vitas Gerulaitis are planning an unusual event called ''MusiCourt '82,'' mixing tennis and rock-and-roll to raise funds for four charities: the World Hunger Project, United Cerebral Palsy, the Vitas Gerulaitis Youth Foundation and the Sunrise Cancer Research Fund. The musicians will play tennis and the athletes will make music,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Suzy Chaffee
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2008
    Age 61
    In 2008, she ran for a seat on the Sedona, Arizona, City Council, but lost.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1996
    Age 49
    She was a co-founder in 1996 of the Native Voices Foundation, an organization that seeks to develop Olympians from among Native American tribes.
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  • 1988
    Age 41
    She was inducted into the National Ski Hall of Fame in 1988.
    More Details Hide Details As a social activist, Chaffee championed Title IX legislation (equal opportunity for women in school sports). She was the first woman to serve on the board of the U.S. Olympic Committee, and has been a member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness under four U.S. presidents.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1978
    Age 31
    Chaffee credited rumors that she was having an affair with Ted Kennedy as helping passage of the Amateur Sports Act of 1978. "The gossip got the bill through," she told Sports Illustrated.
    More Details Hide Details In 1979, the Supersisters trading card set was produced and distributed; one of the cards featured Chaffee's name and picture. Besides her long-running television ad campaign for ChapStick in the 1970s, she also endorsed Revlon cosmetics, Dannon yogurt, and Seagram spirits. She appeared in films such as Ski Lift To Death and Fire and Ice.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1968
    Age 21
    She retired from ski racing after the 1968 Olympics.
    More Details Hide Details She was also a three-time world freestyle skiing champion (1971–73).
  • 1967
    Age 20
    Despite a season-ending crash in 1967 at Vail in the World Cup Series, she ended the season as the 10th ranked in Women's downhill skier, and the 16th ranked Women's All-Around skier.
    More Details Hide Details Chaffee was named captain of the US Women's team and was one of the favorites in the downhill at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France. She finished 28th in the downhill, blaming her poor showing on using the wrong wax, but she made a global impression with her skin-tight silver racing suit.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1966
    Age 19
    She finished fourth in the downhill at the 1966 World Championships.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1946
    Born
    Born on November 29, 1946.
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