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Skiing History's top ten women alpine racers

Years (shown below in parentheses) represent the period when the athlete competed internationally.   Christl Cranz   Christl Cranz (Germany, 1934–1939): 15 World Championship medals, 2 Olympic medals...

The Fall Line, by Nathaniel Vinton

The Fall Line: How American Ski Racers Conquered a Sport on the Edge By Nathaniel Vinton Reviewed by Seth Masia Followers of American ski racing should feel a bit dizzy at the prospect that the U.S....

Life Can be Beautiful

Bode Miller learned to ski on slopes that his grandparents, Jack and Peg Kenney, cleared after World War II on the family's New Hampshire land. From interviews and journals, the author tells the tale...

Where Seniors Ski Free 2014-15

          

ISHA News: New Officers, Discounts and Digital Archive

John Fry Passes the Torch: ISHA Goals for 2015 On Oct. 6, ISHA's Board of Directors, meeting in New York City, named Seth Masia to succeed John Fry as president of the organization. Fry will assume...

A White Wolf’s Tale

How a young freestyler snapped up a prime piece of Squaw Valley property—right out from under Alex Cushing. By Eddy Starr Ancinas In 1989, Troy Caldwell (at left; shown here in May 2014, courtesy of...

Donor List

Thanks to our 2013 ISHA Donors! The nonprofit International Skiing History Association (ISHA) raised $75,576 in 2013 unrestricted donations -- 22.9 percent higher than the previous record of $61,509...

Hall of Fame Elects 10

ISHPEMING, MI  (October 30, 2014) -- The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame has announced that ten people have been elected to the Hall of Fame this year.  They are: Curt Chase, Joe Cushing, Chris...

Utah Ski Archives

With thousands of photos, clippings, film and manuscripts, this collection tells the ski story of the Intermountain West. By Mike Korologos Pictured above: Dr. Greg Thompson, co-founder of the J....

Tommy Moe

From Jackson Hole to Alaska, the former Olympic downhill champ now makes a living as a mountain and river guide. By Edith Thys Morgan Pictured above: Moe leads skiers through the Jackson Hole...
Richard Allen

History for Sale: Richard Allen Collection for Sale

Richard Allen has been hunting out old ski gear, skiwear, posters and patches since childhood. The collection grew into a business, Vintage Ski World, based in Aspen and Carbondale, Colo. Today,...

Vermont's Jay Peak

This article and its images are copyrighted extracts from the forthcoming book, Jay Peak, by ISHA member and author Bob Soden. To learn more, go to www.jaypeakhistory.com. (Above) Photo Courtesy of...

Skiing History Week Heads to Steamboat, April 8-12, 2015

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE SKIING HISTORY WEEK AND HALL OF FAME INDUCTION APRIL 8-12, 2015 STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO   Colorado’s Steamboat Ski Resort has been selected as the site of the...
Ottema Glacier, with the Grand Combin

Pinheads on the Haute Route

Once in awhile even a trivial challenge can change your life.   By Seth Masia   1983 was the 80th anniversary of the “tourist” route from Chamonix to Zermatt, a high traverse of about 100km across...

The Master Boot Laster

Many racers believe they need downsized, super-stiff, ultra-narrow boots. The most accomplished alpine ski boot designer of the plastic era, Sven Coomer, believes that’s changing.  By Jackson Hogen...

2013 ISHA Annual Awards

Park City, Utah April 3, 2014 The International Skiing History Association Awards, established in 1993, are presented annually to authors of outstanding histories, films and DVDs, Websites, museum...
Sochi Olympic Cauldron

After Sochi, What?

Pondering the environmental impact and future of the costly Winter Olympics. By John Fry The organization of the recent Sochi Olympics was superb, and it’s no historical exaggeration to say that the...

Sweet Success

From 1961 through 1967, the annual Bee Hive giant slalom competition attracted the world’s top professional racers to Canada.  By Caroline Forcier Holloway On March 7, 2014, the Georgian Peaks ski...

Globalization of the Olympics?

By John Allen Of 2,856 athletes competing from 88 countries at the Sochi Winter Games, seven came from six first timers: Malta, Paraguay, East Timor, Togo, Tonga, and Zimbabwe.  Outside of the luger...
Thorleif Haug, Chamonix 1924

The French Connection: The First Winter Games

How concern for the national health and military preparedness led France to build the infrastructure for Chamonix, 1924. By E. John B. Allen   The generation of men and women who took to recreational...

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