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The Alpine Sport Shop in Saratoga Springs has been selling skis for 75 years.  By Phil Johnson On Friday, February 5, the bus leaving the Alpine Sport Shop in Saratoga Springs, New York, will be...

ISHA Announces its Annual Awards for Outstanding Works of Ski History

Ski filmmakers, authors and historians from North America and Europe will gather in Aspen, Colorado, on April 7, 2016, for the 24th annual ISHA Awards. Presented every year by the International...

Whistler's Big Birthday

Five locals tell the story of five decades of progress at Whistler Mountain in British Columbia.  By Michel Beaudry It wasn’t supposed to happen this way. All the ski experts agreed: The place was...

Bob Beattie on the State of U.S. Ski Racing

Bob Beattie recently shared some thoughts about the state of ski racing in the United States. Here's what Coach has to say: Alpine ski racing is too expensive. When a parent calls to tell me she paid...
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The following businesses actively support ISHA through outreach efforts to broaden our membership and raise awareness of our mission. We encourage ISHA members to patronize these generous retail and...

Wartime Allies

75 years ago, the Anchorage Ski Club and the U.S. Army teamed up to build the Arctic Valley ski area in Alaska. By Kirby Gilbert Winter is coming! That’s the motto at Arctic Valley, a nonprofit ski...

Member Directory

  To help ISHA members find one another, we’ve compiled a directory, organized by state/province/country and city. For member privacy reasons, we didn’t include addresses, phone numbers or e-mail...

Skiing Blind

After losing his sight, Jean Eymere became an advocate for outdoor sports for blind people…and an icon on the Aspen slopes. By John Sabella   When the glitterati of contemporary Aspen drive north on...

Machine-Made Games

China and the future of the Winter Olympics. By John Fry The transformation of the Olympic Winter Games within the lifetime of most Skiing History readers has been shocking.    The first Winter...

All American

Bob Beattie speaks out on the “alarming” state of collegiate ski racing in the United States—and how it can be fixed. By Edith Thys Morgan Above photo: Courtesy David Bayer Photography This past May...

The King of Klosters

Above: Adam and Irwin Shaw in 1953, walking into the village of Klosters. Irwin Shaw (1913–1984) was an American writer. He’s best known for his novels The Young Lions, whose film version starred...

Rise and Fall of Racing Nations

Click the image above to view a larger version The rise and fall of the top alpine ski racing nations is visible in this unique new chart, created by former French coach and resort analyst Alain...

Skiing: Forever Reborn

By John Fry A skiing friend of many years recently died, and I found myself traveling to talk at his memorial service. It was not, and he was not, religious. The afternoon memorial took place in an...

Breaking the World Cup Record

After a stunning comeback this past winter, Lindsey Vonn surpassed Austrian racer Annemarie Moser-Proell’s record number of alpine World Cup wins. Who’s the greatest? The new record ignites a debate...

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...

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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...

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