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2018 Winter Olympics: Golden Men and Women of the Sport

Who’s the greatest? For skiers able to win under pressure, look to their single-Olympics record. By John Fry Mention the greatest alpine ski racers of all time, and you usually hear a recitation of...

2018 Winter Olympics: Ross Rebagliati, 20 Years Later

At the Nagano Olympics, he was stripped of snowboarding’s first gold medal. The next day, he had the medal back. Today, Ross Rebagliati is a successful marijuana entrepreneur in British Columbia. By...

Oral History: Jake Hoeschler on racing in the 1960s

Jake Hoeschler of the US Ski Team and University of Colorado, interviewed by ISHA's Seth Masia, on StoryCorps. Recorded by Kat Haber.

Skiing to the Poles

The critical role of skis in 130 years of Arctic exploration and adventure. By Jeff Blumenfeld In Part I of this two-part article, author Jeff Blumenfeld explains how skis played a critical role in...

Why is it called that? Gore Mountain

Skiing at Gore Mountain dates back to 1934. Located 235 miles north of New York City in the Adirondacks, it’s one of three ski areas operated by the State of New York.  But why is it called Gore?...

Bygone Gizmos

From Jet Stix to Tinkle Tabs, these crazy ski products faded, fizzled or failed to stand the test of time. By Jeff Blumenfeld As empty-nesting downsizers moving from Connecticut to Boulder, my wife...

Home of the King

Volunteers are restoring the childhood house of Norwegian ski legend Thorleif Haug. By Einar Sunde On August 1 of this year, I stepped off the train at the Lier station, 27 miles west of Oslo, and...

You're invited: ISHA Awards Banquet: Squaw Valley, March 23, 2018

ISHA Awards Banquet at Squaw Valley, March 23, 2018 Mark your calendar The International Skiing History Association's 26th Annual Awards Banquet will be held at Squaw Valley's Olympic Village Dining...

Erik Schinegger: Forgotten World Champion

A woman world champion and a man before his time. By Edith Thys Morgan Erik Schinegger leads the life of an Austrian world champion skier. The 68-year-old runs a thriving children’s ski school on...

Sticky Wicket: Origin of the ticket wicket

How a young Killington employee in 1963 found a new and better way to attach lift tickets to people. By Karen D. Lorentz Jennifer Hanley was shocked when she went skiing in Tignes, France in 1987 and...

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