Hall of Fame ski historian, journalist and editor

Hall of Famer Morten Lund, acclaimed ski journalist and skiing historian, died on December 21, 2018 at his home in Accord, New York , at 92. He had a distinguished writing and editing career spanning six decades at Sports Illustrated, SKI, Snow Country and as co-founder and editor of Skiing Heritage (now Skiing History, the official journal of the nonprofit International Skiing History Association).

How Ski Trails Got Their Names

When it comes to trail monikers, no lions and tigers, but plenty of bears—not to mention resort founders, historic events and death threats.


By Jeff Blumenfeld

I remember December 1973 like it was yesterday.

While on Christmas break from Syracuse University, a buddy and I decided to fly cross-country, stay at Utah’s Snowbird Cliff Lodge, and ski something bigger than what we were used to in Central New York. 

It didn’t work out that way.

The Incomparable Bob Beattie

Bob Beattie: An Appreciation

By John Fry

Bold, dynamic, charismatic, Bob Beattie fueled much of what happened to competitive alpine skiing between 1960 and the end of the 20th Century. During those 40 years the U.S. Ski Team, Nastar, the World Cup, professional racing, and television coverage of the sport wheeled into the Beattie gas station where their tanks were filled with his super-octane energy.


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