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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...

A Short, Colorful History of Ski Boots

Early boot design was dictated by binding design. The modern era introduced new materials, fit and height that led to a revolution in alpine technique. BY SETH MASIA In the beginning, Norwegian...
Nick Paumgarten Sr on race course

Featured Member: Nick Paumgarten Sr

A Family Matter Nick Paumgarten, whose father and uncle skied in the Winter Olympics, has been a passionate ISHA supporter since 2004. Nick Paumgarten Sr. joined ISHA in 2004 and has been a...
Winter Park Ski Train

Amtrak revives Winter Park ski train

Last March, in celebration of Winter Park’s 75th anniversary, the resort revived the Denver ski train as a one-weekend experiment with Amtrak (see the March-April 2015 issue of Skiing History, page 7...

Featured Member: Paul Mathews

Many ISHA members have led adventurous lives on snow, but no one has skied and hiked more mountains than Paul Mathews, founder of the Ecosign resort-planning firm in Whistler, British Columbia. Since...

Wild Ride

For a dozen years, Denver billionaire and Hollywood heavyweight Marvin Davis owned the Aspen Skiing Company, to the dismay of many locals. By Jay Cowan Some said that no one in Aspen had entertained...

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