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Retail Partners

The following businesses actively support ISHA through outreach efforts to broaden our membership and raise awareness of our mission. We encourage ISHA members to patronize these generous retail and...

Wartime Allies

75 years ago, the Anchorage Ski Club and the U.S. Army teamed up to build the Arctic Valley ski area in Alaska. By Kirby Gilbert Winter is coming! That’s the motto at Arctic Valley, a nonprofit ski...

Member Directory

  To help ISHA members find one another, we’ve compiled a directory, organized by state/province/country and city. For member privacy reasons, we didn’t include addresses, phone numbers or e-mail...

Skiing Blind

After losing his sight, Jean Eymere became an advocate for outdoor sports for blind people…and an icon on the Aspen slopes. By John Sabella   When the glitterati of contemporary Aspen drive north on...

Machine-Made Games

China and the future of the Winter Olympics. By John Fry The transformation of the Olympic Winter Games within the lifetime of most Skiing History readers has been shocking.    The first Winter...

All American

Bob Beattie speaks out on the “alarming” state of collegiate ski racing in the United States—and how it can be fixed. By Edith Thys Morgan Above photo: Courtesy David Bayer Photography This past May...

The King of Klosters

Above: Adam and Irwin Shaw in 1953, walking into the village of Klosters. Irwin Shaw (1913–1984) was an American writer. He’s best known for his novels The Young Lions, whose film version starred...

Rise and Fall of Racing Nations

Click the image above to view a larger version The rise and fall of the top alpine ski racing nations is visible in this unique new chart, created by former French coach and resort analyst Alain...

Skiing: Forever Reborn

By John Fry A skiing friend of many years recently died, and I found myself traveling to talk at his memorial service. It was not, and he was not, religious. The afternoon memorial took place in an...

Breaking the World Cup Record

After a stunning comeback this past winter, Lindsey Vonn surpassed Austrian racer Annemarie Moser-Proell’s record number of alpine World Cup wins. Who’s the greatest? The new record ignites a debate...

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