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Why's it called that? Look Nevada bindings

From the January 2019 issue of Skiing History magazine As life returned to normal after World War II, skiers on both sides of the Atlantic wanted to replace their pre-war equipment. The first order...
Avalanche in the Himalaya. Ilan Adler photo

Why's it called that? Avalanche

(photo by Ilan Adler) Heavy snowfalls this winter across the Northern Hemisphere led to record avalanches. For the 2018–19 season, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center reported 2,557 observed...


Gert Boyle
Columbia Sportswear president
November 3, 2019
Karl Koller
Modernized Kitzbühel's ski school
October 26, 2019
Davo Karničar
Alpinist, extreme skier
September 16, 2019

Video Library

John Fry, Marc Girardelli talk World Cup History with Steve Porino, Scott Lyons
PODCAST: John Fry and Marc Girardelli talk about World Cup history with NBC's Steve Porino and Scott Lyons. From Ski Racing...
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Rossignol: 110 years of history
A quick review of Rossignol's history, beginning with military competions in 1907-08. For more detail, see 100 Years of...

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...