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ISHA Awards: Best snowsport history books and films of 2011

Bob Cram: Lifetime Achievement Award for Illustrated Ski Humor Bob Cram’s genius in portraying the comical side of the American ski experience started when, at age 8, he was smitten by an...

How Giant Slalom was Invented

Giant slalom was invented in Italy in 1935 —  the result of an accident of weather, according to a recent article in the magazineSciare.  It happened when a downhill race, scheduled to take place on...

Long Liftlines: Relic of the Past?

They spent almost an hour in line, yet more and more skiers came, bonding as they waited  . . .  and waited. Beginning after World War II and for the next 40 years, weekend skiers waited in lift...


FOUNDER CALLS IT A DISSERVICE TO GUESTS  The National Standard Race, NASTAR –designed in 1968 – brought the equivalent of golf’s par to skiing. Now, one of the eight original NASTAR ski areas, Vail,...

Editors Exchange Fire over Hall of Fame

Wherever there’s a sports hall of fame, controversy inevitably arises about who is elected and how. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall ofFame (USSHoF) is no exception. The first criticism of the...
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2012 ISHA Awards

ISHA’s Awards Banquet, held April 12 in Vail, honored the best works on ski history published during 2012. Billy Kidd ISHA Lifetime Achievement Award: Broadcasting Billy Kidd retired from ski racing ...
Denver Ski History

Denver Ski History Center -- Will It Happen?

In April 2012 Skiing Heritage reported on a plan to open an International Center for Snowsport History and Art. Bernie Weichsel, then chairman of the U.S. National Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame,...

Write On!

The North American Snowsports Journalists Association is celebrating 50 years.By Phil Johnson When the North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA) gathers for its annual meeting in...


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