ISHA Events & Awards

Skiing History Week coming to Sun Valley

March 25-28, 2020

Mark the dates!

The 2020 ISHA Awards Banquet will be held March 26, 2020 in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Skiing History Week 2020 is held in partnership with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame.

Discount rooms will be available at the Sun Valley Lodge ($247), Sun Valley Inn ($193) and Limelight Ketchum Hotel ($229).

Book ISHA Banquet tickets here.
To book Hall of Fame events, go here.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (subject to change)

(ISHA events in bold type)

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2020

Legends Breakfast available 7-10a daily | Continental Room | Sun Valley Inn®️
Hall of Fame On-Snow Slope Day With Tate Berry | 8-Noon
Apple Bar Apres' Kickoff | 3:30-5p
ISHA Welcome Reception & Legacy Lecture | Limelight A, Sun Valley Inn | 5pm-7:30pm
Sun Valley History Welcome | Duchin Lounge | 8-10p

THURSDAY, March 26

ISHA Retro Ski Day at Warm Springs | 8am-Noon
Freestyle Luncheon Kickoff | Boiler Room | 2:30-4p
Freestyle Apres' at The Hall of Fame PRIVATE Harriman Cottage | 4-5:30p
ISHA Awards Reception (open to public) | Limelight C, Sun Valley Inn | 5:30pm-7:00pm
ISHA Awards Dinner (ticket holders only) | Limelight C, Sun Valley Inn | 7pm-9:30pm

Legends of Freestyle Party | Warfield Distillery | comedian TBD | 9:30-11p

FRIDAY, March 27

ISHA Historians' Colloquium, Sun Valley Inn, 7:30am-10am (by invitation)
On-Snow Guided Mountain Tour | 8-Noon
Dollar Mountain Patio | 3:30-6p
Women in Industry Presentation | 3:30-4p
Vintage Ski Fashion Show | 4-4:30p
Freestyle Ballet Ski Demo | 4:30-5:30p
Sun Valley Submission Awards | 5:30-6p
Class of 2019 Welcome Party FEATURING TBD | Boiler Room | 9-11p

SATURDAY, March 28

ISHA Board of Directors Meeting First Track | 8-Noon
Red Carpet ReceptionSun Valley Inn®️ | 5-6:30p
Hall of Fame Induction Dinner & Ceremony | 6:30-9p
Last Chair Afterburner Party | Foyer + RAM Bar | 9-11p

SUNDAY, March 29

*All event times, locations and details subject to change.
*Daily checkin and updates in Continental Room with morning coffee
*EVENT HEADQUARTERS: Continental Room | Open Daily 7a-Noon

Scroll down to learn more about the ISHA Awards.

ISHA chairman John Fry, who founded NASTAR in 1968, presents an award to Bill Madsen, who has led the national recreational racing program for more than 25 years. ISHA held its annual awards banquet in Squaw Valley during the 2018 NASTAR finals and 50th anniversary celebration.

Longtime ski journalist Peter Shelton won an Ullr Award — his second — for Tracks in the Snow.

A delegation traveled to Squaw Valley from China to accept a Lifetime Achievement Award for Shan Zhaojian (center), China’s leading ski historian.

The ISHA Awards, first established in 1993, honor outstanding creative works of ski history. The awards are presented to book authors, journalists, filmmakers, academicians, website developers, and other media publishers. The ISHA Awards are presented every year in a different ski town; in recent years, the banquet has been held in Squaw Valley (2018), Stowe (2017), Aspen (2016) and Steamboat (2015).

The awards are presented for work published or formally completed before the end of the preceding calendar year, and nominations are due in early December. The 2017 ISHA Awards were presented in March 2018 at the Olympic Village Dining Hall in Squaw Valley, California.

ISHA Awards are presented in the following categories, though not every category is honored every year:

Lifetime Achievement Award: Presented for contributions over a substantial period of time to ski history, ski journalism, photography, film, radio or television.

Ullr Award: Presented for a single outstanding contribution or several contributions to skiing’s historical record in published book form.

Skade Award: Presented for an outstanding work on regional ski history or for an outstanding work published in book form that is focused in part on ski history.

Film or Photography Award: Presented for outstanding contribution to the historical record of skiing in photographic or film/digital form.

Curatorial Award: Presented for outstanding work in curating a nationally recognized ski museum through its exhibits and publications.

Cyber Award: Presented for creating a Website that contributes substantially to the preservation, distribution, and expansion of skiing’s historical record.

Service Award: Presented for outstanding work over a substantial period of time with an organization engaged in the creation and preservation of skiing’s historical record.

Special Award: Presented for outstanding contribution to the historical record outside the above categories.

Click here for a list of All ISHA Annual Award Winners from 1993-2018

The Jury

  • Rick Moulton, ski film historian, ISHA Board of Directors
  • John Fry, author of The Story of Modern Skiing, ISHA Chairman
  • Einar Sunde, ski bibliophile, ISHA Secretary

To learn more about the ISHA Awards, or to inquire about submitting a work for consideration, please contact the ISHA office at 802.366.1158 or email

Awards Program Seeks Sponsor

The International Skiing History Association seeks financial support for its program of annual awards to authors, filmmakers, and preservers of the sport’s history. The Awards program is ideal for a foundation, company, or individual wishing to identify their deep and lasting love of skiing. Support can take the form of an endowment yielding sufficient income to support the program permanently, or a multi-year commitment of funding. ISHA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, making gifts tax-deductible.