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  From the freestyling Seventies to the rock-and-roll Eighties and high-tech, high-ticket Nineties, men’s skiwear kept up with the times.   By Barbara Alley Simon Photography by Scott Markewitz Park...
Jean-Claude Killy winning the classic Lauberhorn downhill at Wengen

Killy’s Winter, Never Equaled

By Yves Perret Lire cet article en français It was greater than his famous Olympic gold-medal hat trick. In an exclusive interview, Jean-Claude Killy recalls the first season of the World Cup, 50...

The First Aluminum Skis: Ski History vs Aviation History

By Seth Masia In writing about the origins of the Head and Aluflex aluminum skis during the postwar years, ski historians have focused on the transfer of aviation technology from Glenn L. Martin...
Vonn victorious at Garmisch.

Vonn is Back: Hard-Earned Tears

By Tom Kelly Over the past decade, Lindsey Vonn has established herself as one of the world's most notable athletes. People on the street know Lindsey Vonn. They recognize her as an accomplished ski...
Ryan Cochran-Siegle

Behind the Gold: Ryan Cochran-Siegle

By Tom Kelly Gold comes in many forms. Last weekend on the icy pitch of the fabled O.K. course in Val d’Isere, France, a 15th place World Cup super G result gleamed brighter than an Olympic medal for...

Whatever Happened to Heierling?

At one time, Heierling was among the most famous names in skiing. In the postwar years, the Swiss company’s handmade leather boots equipped an entire generation of racing champions. Beginning in...

Snowboarding: It’s Older Than You Think

From Turkey to Turin, the Occasionally Murky History of Snowboarding’s First 400 Years By Paul J. MacArthur The origins of snowboarding are poorly documented. Conceived and promoted by hobbyists, the...

K2, Marker, Völkl brands in limbo

By Seth Masia The wholesale/retail scene was rocked in September when Newell Brands Inc, announced it would sell or fold K2 Sports and its subsidiaries. Two of the oldest brands in skiing, Völkl and...

Tomorrow the World

Vail’s purchase of Whistler/Blackcomb is historic: it makes the company twice as large, financially, as the number two ski resort operator. Vail is now poised to leap oceans. By Seth Masia When, in...

ISHA Marks 25th Anniversary

Mason Beekley’s lifelong passion led to the founding of ISHA during the winter of 1990–91. Skiing History Week 2017 will mark the 25th annual awards banquet. By Seth Masia Mason Beekley’s great...

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