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Art Director Edna Baker
Contributing Editor Greg Ditrinco
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Seth Masia, John Allen, Andy Bigford, John Caldwell, Jeremy Davis, Kirby Gilbert, Paul Hooge, Jeff Leich, Bob Soden, Ingrid Wicken
Morten Lund, Glenn Parkinson
To preserve skiing history and to increase awareness of the sport’s heritage
Mason Beekley, 1927–2001
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Jeff Blumenfeld, Vice President
John McMurtry, Vice President
Chan Morgan, Treasurer
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Bimonthly journal and official publication of the International Skiing History Association (ISHA)
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Skiing History (USPS No. 16-201, ISSN: 23293659) is published bimonthly by the International Skiing History Association, P.O. Box 1064, Manchester Center, VT 05255.
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Ads from the Past Pontiac
This ad for the Pontiac GTO was published in the January 31, 1969 issue of LIFE magazine. It was the official car of the U.S. Ski Team, which had been formally organized just a few years earlier, in 1965. The same month this ad ran, the footage for the iconic ski movie Downhill Racer was shot. Karl Schranz and Gertrude Gabl won the overall 1968–1969 World Cup titles, and American racer Marilyn Cochran won the women’s GS globe.
Coming up in future issues
From the Road Runner and Bugs Bunny to Wile E. Coyote, skiing was often used as a prop for mayhem in TV’s classic animated cartoon series of the 1960s and 1970s.
Over 70 years, America’s first family of nordic skiers have formed an inseparable bond with the sport
WE NEED MORE COWBELL!
A short history of the clanging bells that cheer on alpine racers
NEVER-SEEN SKI SCENES
Ski photographer and cinematographer Paul Ryan searched through his archives for surprising, captivating images of Olympic stars and celebrities from the 1960s
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