Edmund Bruggman, Carrabassett Valley, 1971Item 76143 info
Ski Museum of Maine
The first run of the men's giant slalom, scheduled for the same afternoon, was postponed because a rented trailer that was being used as a wax room for the Swiss Racing team, caught on fire, burning all the skis.
The Giant Slalom for men was postponed a day while arrangements were made for equipment to be readied for the Swiss team.
In a display of sportsmanship, other nations' racers lent spare skis to the Swiss.
One such Swiss racer, Edmund Bruggman, who had borrowed skis from Italian Gustavo Thoeni, came in second place in the race. Gustavo Thoeni, who won, said that he had kept his best pair of skis for himself.