1984 Olympic downhill champion Bill Johnson points to the area on his head where doctors performed surgery following his March 2001 skiing accident in Big Mountain, Mont. Johnson was making a comeback when he went down in an event. He was in a coma for several weeks before he was brought to Portland. Johnson got his start learning to ski at age 7 at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area in Boise.
1984 Olympic downhill champion Bill Johnson points to the area on his head where doctors performed surgery following his March 2001 skiing accident in Big Mountain, Mont. Johnson was making a comeback when he went down in an event. He was in a coma for several weeks before he was brought to Portland. Johnson got his start learning to ski at age 7 at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area in Boise. Idaho Statesman file
1984 Olympic downhill champion Bill Johnson points to the area on his head where doctors performed surgery following his March 2001 skiing accident in Big Mountain, Mont. Johnson was making a comeback when he went down in an event. He was in a coma for several weeks before he was brought to Portland. Johnson got his start learning to ski at age 7 at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area in Boise. Idaho Statesman file

From the archives: Ski champ Bill Johnson keeps ‘winning attitude’ despite troubles

February 20, 2007 09:09 AM