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Japan's Lost Ski Areas

Japan’s skiing history is rich and varied. People had long used simple homemade skis to get around, but then in the 1930s the great pioneer Hannes Schneider arrived from the Arlberg to introduce his...

Peter Dodge and the Rebirth of NCAA Racing

A former World Cup and pro racer, Dartmouth’s men’s alpine coach has led the return to relevance of U.S. college racing. By Edith Thys Morgan Although few ski racers have been able to take to the...


Jean-Pierre Chatellard
Stenmark's coach
September 23, 2020
Josef Fischer
Innovative manufacturer
August 29, 2020
William McCollom
Ski racer, coach, educator, journalist
June 29, 2020

Video Library

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Traditional Ski Making in Norway
Aasmund Kleiv of Morgedal makes a replica pair of Sondre Norheim's skis, using traditional techniques -- felling and splitting...
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Evolution of alpine technique in Chamonix
From British Pathe, compiled around 1959, showing ski technique from around 1910 onwards. At :20 find footage from the 1937...

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....


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...