Traduire/Ubersetzen

Whistler Hosts First ISHA Skiing History Day

ISHA event at Whistler/Blackcomb was a success, the stage for more regional gatherings next season.

ISHA held its first-ever Skiing History Day on February 21 at Whistler/Blackcomb in British Columbia. Twenty-seven skiers and four guides attended the one-day event, and everyone had a grand time. After a First Tracks mountain-top breakfast, we skied with retired Whistler/Blackcomb executives Hugh Smythe, Roger McCarthy and Bob Dufour, plus Stu Rempel, the resort’s senior vice president of marketing and sales. They told great tales of the mountains’ development (for instance, the first snowmaking pond was excavated with a case of dynamite).

The plan was to split into four skiing groups, but the 30 expert skiers, most of them old friends, wound up skiing in a 35-mile-per-hour pack, mixing it up on the lifts to tell more stories. After lunch at Steeps Grill, we skied a few more hours and then repaired to Merlin’s Bar and Grill. Another 60 folks attended an evening lecture at the Whistler Museum (www.whistlermuseum.org) on “Celebrity Athletes and the Growth of Modern Skiing.”

ISHA plans to run more regional Skiing History Days next winter. Let us know if your local hill would like to host one! —Seth Masia, ISHA President

Want to read more? You’ve got options!

1. Join ISHA! Your annual print ($49) or digital ($29) membership includes six issues of Skiing History, starting with the current issue. Click here to get started, and select the best option for you under “Print & Digital Membership” or “Annual Auto Renewal.”

2. A Special Introductory OFFER: Sign up for our FREE 6-month digital membership with Auto-Renew.  You can explore current and past issues of Skiing History magazine FREE for 6 months, and then start your annual digital-only membership with your auto-renewal at the low annual price of $29 -  CHECK IT OUT!   

3. Or request a free print copy of the magazine mailed to your home. Sign up for your one-time free trial issue of Skiing History here:

(Due to the high cost of postage, this offer is limited to North American residents only.)