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Vail CEO Rob Katz on leadership

In a talk to Park City's annual forum on leadership, Vail chairman/CEO Rob Katz explained his take on running North America's largest ski resort enterprise. Katz is an impressive guy, but his take on...

Skijoring’s Wild History

Getting dragged across the snow by horses, planes, reindeer and dogs is a unique sport that’s at least 1,000 years old. By Jay Cowan Skijoring, one of skiing’s oldest activities, has become one of...

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Frank Vener
Sales exec, importer
May 12, 2019
Nicholas Howe
Prolific ski writer
April 4, 2019
John Hitchcock
Ski writer
March 8, 2019

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Embedded thumbnail for 1952 downhill at Sestriere, with Zeno Colo and Andrea Mead Lawrence
1952 downhill at Sestriere, with Zeno Colo and Andrea Mead Lawrence
Pathe newsreel footage (silent) of Zeno Colo, Andrea Mead Lawrence and other top skiers. Quick shot of Arnold Lunn at the...
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1958 Alpine World Championships, with Toni Sailer and Lucille Wheeler
At Bad Gastein, Sailer takes three gold medals and a silver; Lucille Wheeler wins two golds and a silver.

Back Issues and Indices of American Ski Periodicals

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Skiing History Magazine (Formerly Skiing Heritage) Back Issues

All back issues of ISHA’s official publication Skiing Heritage/Skiing History, can be read on line, page by page, in digital format.   Older editions, from Summer 1989 (Volume 1, Number 1) through to...
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The Story of Modern Skiing -- INDEX NAMES AND PLACES

by John Fry University Press of New England2006 • 408 pp. 90 illus. 6 x 9″Sports & Recreation / History$24.95 Cloth, 1-58465-489-9 The book is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and the...

Index of American/Eastern Ski Annual, 1934-61

American Ski Annual and Eastern Ski Annual Index, 1934-61: To search within this index, first call up the Text Find function (control-F). A search box will appear. In the search box, type the name or...
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Snow Country Back Issues and Searchable Index, 1988-98

By John Fry In 1987, the New York Times Co.’s Golf Digest magazine publishing division decided to start a new magazine aimed at skiers, Snow Country. The premiere issue was published in March 1988....

Index to Skiing Magazine, 1949-1986

Skiing Magazine Index includingRocky Mountain Skiing 1949-52 National Skiing 1949-52 Skiing Magazine 1958-1986 Rocky Mountain Skiing To search within this index, first call up the Text Find...
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Ski Magazine Back Issues and Index, 1941-1993

In 1935 Seattle native Al Nydin had the idea for a magazine about skiing. Until that time most ski periodicals and annuals were association-published. In publishing America’s first independent,...
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Index to Skiing History Magazine and Skiing Heritage past Articles by Issue

The journal was started in 1989 by Glenn Parkinson as a six-page newsletter under the name Blizzard. In the third issue, the name was changed to Snow News. In 1991, the journal was acquired by I.S.H....

CANADIAN SKI HISTORY WRITERS PROJECT

Generously funded by The Chawkers Foundation, the Canadian Ski History Writers Project is an ongoing collaboration between the Canadian Ski Hall of Fame and Museum and the International Skiing...