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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...

Origin Story: Where did skiing begin?

Photo Caption: On April 19, 2017, The New York Times published an article by Kade Krichko titled “China’s Stone Age Skiers and History’s Harsh Lessons.” The article recounts the history of skiing in...

For Many, Cost of Going Uphill Is Going Down

Photo Caption: This chart, compiled by the staff at Ski Area Management, shows the price of the nation’s leading multi-resort season passes. Adjusted for inflation, these passes provide high-...
John Emerson

Sportsmanship: Racer voluntarily DQs after "invisible" straddle

What if you thought that you’d straddled a slalom gate pole, and the gatekeeper missed seeing it? And you earned a good result for you and your team?             It happened this past February during...
Nancy Greene, Chamonix

All or Nothing: Nancy Greene's 1967 World Cup

By Michel Beaudry Nancy Greene of Canada came from behind to win the 1967 inaugural World Cup overall title by the slimmest of margins in a thrilling final race. Nancy Greene Raine is a force of...

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