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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...
Mikaela Shiffrin with Nancy Greene Raine

Shiffrin is Fifth American to win Overall World Cup

Mikaela Shiffrin on Sunday celebrated her first Overall World Cup Championship, at the culmination of the 50th World Cup Finals in Aspen. She is the fifth American to win the overall globe,...

Mikaela scores her third world championship

It's the first three-peat in World Championship slalom since Christl Cranz did it in 1937-39. By Tom Kelly The 19-year-old German ski racer gave a tug on the laces of her leather boots, clicking them...

Barbara Alley Collection of skiwear featured at Alf Engen Museum

In 1968, Barbara Alley met her future husband Jerry Simon, and went to work for the consumer ski shows he organized for Harry Leonard's company. Barbara found her niche producing fashion shows, a job...

Making it Great Again!

In November 2016, 16,000 fans attended a World Cup alpine ski race in New England, where love of the sport has never waned. By JOHN FRY Last November was a transformative month. . . not only for...

Cool Style

  From the freestyling Seventies to the rock-and-roll Eighties and high-tech, high-ticket Nineties, men’s skiwear kept up with the times.   By Barbara Alley Simon Photography by Scott Markewitz Park...
Jean-Claude Killy winning the classic Lauberhorn downhill at Wengen

Killy’s Winter, Never Equaled

By Yves Perret Lire cet article en français It was greater than his famous Olympic gold-medal hat trick. In an exclusive interview, Jean-Claude Killy recalls the first season of the World Cup, 50...

The First Aluminum Skis: Ski History vs Aviation History

By Seth Masia In writing about the origins of the Head and Aluflex aluminum skis during the postwar years, ski historians have focused on the transfer of aviation technology from Glenn L. Martin...
Vonn victorious at Garmisch.

Vonn is Back: Hard-Earned Tears

By Tom Kelly Over the past decade, Lindsey Vonn has established herself as one of the world's most notable athletes. People on the street know Lindsey Vonn. They recognize her as an accomplished ski...
Ryan Cochran-Siegle

Behind the Gold: Ryan Cochran-Siegle

By Tom Kelly Gold comes in many forms. Last weekend on the icy pitch of the fabled O.K. course in Val d’Isere, France, a 15th place World Cup super G result gleamed brighter than an Olympic medal for...

Whatever Happened to Heierling?

At one time, Heierling was among the most famous names in skiing. In the postwar years, the Swiss company’s handmade leather boots equipped an entire generation of racing champions. Beginning in...

Snowboarding: It’s Older Than You Think

From Turkey to Turin, the Occasionally Murky History of Snowboarding’s First 400 Years By Paul J. MacArthur The origins of snowboarding are poorly documented. Conceived and promoted by hobbyists, the...

K2, Marker, Völkl brands in limbo

By Seth Masia The wholesale/retail scene was rocked in September when Newell Brands Inc, announced it would sell or fold K2 Sports and its subsidiaries. Two of the oldest brands in skiing, Völkl and...

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