Crack U. S. and foreign skiers ran practice runs on the speedy Slide mountain course near here today in preparation for this weekend’s silver dollar ski derby. The fast down mountain race Sunday will climax two days of events that have already attracted an entry list of 50 persons, including experts from Switzerland, France, Canada, Norway, the New England states, Utah, Idaho, California, and Nevada. Tourney Director Warren Hart, who last year was clocked at miles per hour on the downhill run. said this year will be “much faster.” The course drops 3,000 feet in two miles. Hart said control gates have been set up at the bottom of the course to reduce contestants’ speed near the finish.
Silver Dollar Derby Gets World Attention – Reno Ski Bowl 20 Mar 1947, Thu Great Falls Tribune (Great Falls, Montana) Newspapers.com