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2018 Winter Olympics: The Giants of GS

Who’s the greatest men’s giant slalom racer of all time? With each passing generation, racing fans renew the ongoing debate. By Peter Oliver It’s a pot that sports fans of all stripes love to stir....

2018 Winter Olympics: Norse Gods and Goddesses

Cross-country racers and jumpers who have dominated the Winter Games. By Bob Woodward To be a dominant cross-country skier come the Olympics is to be a sprinter, a middle-distance ace and a...

2018 Winter Olympics: Golden Men and Women of the Sport

Who’s the greatest? For skiers able to win under pressure, look to their single-Olympics record. By John Fry Mention the greatest alpine ski racers of all time, and you usually hear a recitation of...

2018 Winter Olympics: Ross Rebagliati, 20 Years Later

At the Nagano Olympics, he was stripped of snowboarding’s first gold medal. The next day, he had the medal back. Today, Ross Rebagliati is a successful marijuana entrepreneur in British Columbia. By...

Oral History: Jake Hoeschler on racing in the 1960s

Jake Hoeschler of the US Ski Team and University of Colorado, interviewed by ISHA's Seth Masia, on StoryCorps. Recorded by Kat Haber.

Skiing to the Poles

The critical role of skis in 130 years of Arctic exploration and adventure. By Jeff Blumenfeld In Part I of this two-part article, author Jeff Blumenfeld explains how skis played a critical role in...

Why is it called that? Gore Mountain

Skiing at Gore Mountain dates back to 1934. Located 235 miles north of New York City in the Adirondacks, it’s one of three ski areas operated by the State of New York.  But why is it called Gore?...

Bygone Gizmos

From Jet Stix to Tinkle Tabs, these crazy ski products faded, fizzled or failed to stand the test of time. By Jeff Blumenfeld As empty-nesting downsizers moving from Connecticut to Boulder, my wife...

Home of the King

Volunteers are restoring the childhood house of Norwegian ski legend Thorleif Haug. By Einar Sunde On August 1 of this year, I stepped off the train at the Lier station, 27 miles west of Oslo, and...

You're invited: ISHA Awards Banquet: Squaw Valley, March 23, 2018

ISHA Awards Banquet at Squaw Valley, March 23, 2018 Mark your calendar The International Skiing History Association's 26th Annual Awards Banquet will be held at Squaw Valley's Olympic Village Dining...

Erik Schinegger: Forgotten World Champion

A woman world champion and a man before his time. By Edith Thys Morgan Erik Schinegger leads the life of an Austrian world champion skier. The 68-year-old runs a thriving children’s ski school on...

Sticky Wicket: Origin of the ticket wicket

How a young Killington employee in 1963 found a new and better way to attach lift tickets to people. By Karen D. Lorentz Jennifer Hanley was shocked when she went skiing in Tignes, France in 1987 and...

Origin Story: Where did skiing begin?

Photo Caption: On April 19, 2017, The New York Times published an article by Kade Krichko titled “China’s Stone Age Skiers and History’s Harsh Lessons.” The article recounts the history of skiing in...

For Many, Cost of Going Uphill Is Going Down

Photo Caption: This chart, compiled by the staff at Ski Area Management, shows the price of the nation’s leading multi-resort season passes. Adjusted for inflation, these passes provide high-...
John Emerson

Sportsmanship: Racer voluntarily DQs after "invisible" straddle

What if you thought that you’d straddled a slalom gate pole, and the gatekeeper missed seeing it? And you earned a good result for you and your team?             It happened this past February during...
Nancy Greene, Chamonix

All or Nothing: Nancy Greene's 1967 World Cup

By Michel Beaudry Nancy Greene of Canada came from behind to win the 1967 inaugural World Cup overall title by the slimmest of margins in a thrilling final race. Nancy Greene Raine is a force of...

Killy’s Winter, Never Equaled: PART TWO

INTERVIEW by Yves Perret In an exclusive interview, Jean-Claude Killy recalls the first season of the World Cup, 50 years ago, when he won 12 of the 17 races, all of the downhills, and finished on...

Eight Decades of Racing Rules

Special report: A six-year effort, led by FIS Alpine Rules chief Michael Huber, has yielded the first comprehensive digital collection of the changing rules that have governed ski racing over 80...

Where is the Romance?

On a Jackson Hole ski day with Olympic gold medalist Pepi Stiegler in 1986, the author ponders the soul of skiing. By Peter Shelton Waiting for the photographers, Pepi Stiegler and I had plenty of...
Killy gagne le descente Wengen

L'hiver de Killy, jamais égalisé

Sa saison 1967 est un plus grand exploit que son triplé olympique. Dans une interview exclusive, Jean-Claude Killy se souvient de la première saison de la Coupe du monde, il ya 50 ans, quand il a...

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