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Swiss Academic Ski Club named ISHA Lifetime Award winner for 2020

International Skiing History Association names the year’s best works on sport’s heritage. Watch video of the ISHA Awards program. The International Skiing History Association this winter honors the...

The Sour Cream Sierras

Thousands learned to ski at the famed “Borscht Belt” hotels in the Catskill Mountains of New York.  By Jeff Blumenfeld Starting in the early 1950s, hundreds of thousands of Americans learned to ski...

Paradise Lost

Finally perfected after 30 years, the carving ski failed to gain a popular following. In its place, we got a ski that has made resort slopes less safe.By Jackson Hogen For most of modern skiing’s...

Glen Plake: Evolution of a Rebel

At 55, Hall of Famer Glen Plake is an enduring—and iconic—ambassador for the sport of skiing, its downhome roots and honoring its past. By Edith Thys Morgan I’m talking tech with Glen Plake. Not ski...

Fast Start, Sudden Stop

World Pro Ski Tour draws star athletes but suffers short season due to COVID-19. The World Pro Ski Tour never got to the meat of its season, which would have seen seven-time gold medalist Ted Ligety...

Where are they now? John Lovett

He created the first mass-produced fiberglass cross country ski, and the biggest ski factory in Colorado. By Seth Masia Today, John Lovett leads a company that makes scientific instruments used to...

RARE PHOTOS: SUN VALLEY SKIER SHARES PIX FROM FRIEDL PFEIFER BOOK

Sun Valley Skier Shares Rare Find By David Butterfield In 1979, 18-year-old, Marc Corney, did his best to become a Sun Valley ski bum. He left his So Cal home of Glendora with high hopes of...

Marie Marvingt, Superhero

Marie Marvingt achieved fame as an aviator, but she was also a pioneering skier and inventor of an early aluminum ski. By Seth Masia   She’s famous in France, but nearly unheard of in North America....

The Soul of Sun Valley

Since 1977, the Holding family has transformed this historic Idaho resort while honoring its fabled past.  By David Butterfield On a February morning in 1977, Sun Valley executive Wally Huffman was...

Wax On, Wax Off: FIS bans fluoro waxes

FIS calls for a ban on all fluorinated waxes for next season. By Greg Ditrinco The International Ski Federation (FIS) surprised some ski-race insiders by calling for a ban on the use of all...

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