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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...
Franz Klammer, flying down the Innsbruck course in 1976

Olympic Memories

A veteran journalist on the world alpine racing circuit recalls moments of high drama—and humor—from the Winter Games. STORY BY PATRICK LANG   INNSBRUCK 1976 FRANZ KLAMMER’S RECKLESS GOLD-MEDAL RUN...

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