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History

Our Histories encompass speed-skiing records since the mid-1800s to 2000, plus a century-and-a-half Timeline of Important Ski History Dates. As a work in progress, the list of ISHA historical resources is constantly growing, as our archive expands and updates. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, let us know by joining ISHA’s Facebook page

Cross-Country Skating: How it Started

Few sports have changed as rapidly and dramatically as did cross-country skiing in the 1980s. For more than a hundred years cross-country competitors had universally raced with the ancient diagonal...

Plumas Ski Club celebrates 150th Anniversary of American Ski Racing

Carol Burney of Quincy, California, and Eric McGrath of Reno, Nevada are the new world champions of longboard racing, as the Plumas Ski Club celebrated the 150th anniversary of the first ski racing...

Canadian Ski Marathon

If you’re among the thousands of cross-country skiers who’ve won a Canadian Ski Marathon award during the past 45 years, you’ll find your name printed in this voluminous history of what is billed as...

Timeline of Ski Mountaineering

To view Lou Dawson's, Timeline of Ski Mountaineering, visit: http://www.wildsnow.com/backcountry-skiing-history/backcountry-skiing-ski-mountaineering-chronology/

Timeline of Early U.S. Ski Periodicals

1905-1933 Lake Placid Club Lake Placid Club Notes, annual, the first U.S. ski periodical, published by the Lake Placid Club Lake Placid, NY; Lake Placid Club News issued periodically in parallel 1927...

Ski Resorts: Years They Were Founded

The National Ski Areas Association has compiled this chronology of 354 American ski resorts. Howelsen Hill Ski Area CO 1915 Eaglebrook School MA 1922 Granlibakken Ski Area CA 1927 Cooper Spur...

Back to the Future for GS Skis?

GIANT SLALOM RACING SKI DESIGN CONTROVERSY Despite protests by many racers, the International Ski Federation (FIS) is on track to require longer, straighter giant slalom skis in World Cup and Olympic...

FIS Timeline

6300 BC to 2000 AD can be found at:  http://history.fis-ski.com/

Winter Games: Where and When

Date and Location of Past Winter Olympics 1924: Chamonix, France 1928: St. Moritz, Switzerland 1932: Lake Placid, N.Y. 1936: Garmisch, Germany 1948: St. Moritz, Switzerland 1952: Oslo, Norway 1956:...

A Short History of Skis

Painting: Håkon Håkonsson, the two-year-old future king of Norway, being taken from Lillehammer to Østerdalen in 1206. Ultimate safety for the prince lay further on, in Nidaros (now Trondheim). The...

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