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ISHA Events & Awards

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The 2019 ISHA Awards Banquet will be held April 4, 2019 at the Alf Engen Museum in Park City, Utah. Cocktails at 6pm, dinner at 7pm. Click here to reserve your seats and order tickets now!

Official hotel for the event is the Grand Summit/Park City --Canyons Village. Banquet attendees are eligible for a special discounted room rate. Check back here for the number to call for special rates. Attendees are also eligible for discounted lift tickets.

The Park City events are held in partnership with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame.

Schedule of events

  • April 4
    • 4:30pm: Vintage fashion show, Alf Engen Museum. Public invited.
    • 6pm: ISHA/Hall of Fame cocktail reception, Alf Engen Museum. Public invited.
    • 7pm to 9:30pm: ISHA Awards Banquet, Alf Engen Museum. Ticket-holders only.
    • 9:30pm: Bogner/Hall of Fame Freestyle Reunion, Main Street, Park City.
  • April 5
    • 7:30am: ISHA Historians' Colloquium, Grand Summit Hotel. By invitation only.
    • 5pm: Hall of Fame Legends Party.
  • April 6
    • 5pm: Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, Little America Hotel, Salt Lake City

Click here for information on attending Hall of Fame events

To learn more about the ISHA Awards, please call the ISHA office at 802.366.1158 or email kathleen@skiinghistory.org.

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 kathleen@skiinghistory.org.

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.