ISHA News: 31st Annual ISHA Awards

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Lifetime Achievement Award to Christin Cooper

The International Skiing History Association is pleased to announce the 19 recipients of its annual awards honoring the best works of history published during 2022. Winners include four films, 10 books, four honorable mentions and a Lifetime Achievement Award.           

First established in 1993, the ISHA Awards include the year’s best creative works of ski history, including books, films, websites and other media projects.                      

The awards will be presented during an Awards Banquet at Big Sky Resort, Montana, on March 22.                      

Ullr Book Awards—for histories of global interest

Powder Days: Ski Bums, Ski Towns and the Future of Chasing Snow by Heather Hansman

Österreichs Skisport im Nationalsozialismus: Anpassung–Verfolgung–Kollaboration (Austrian Ski Sport in the Time of National Socialism: Adaptation–Persecution–Collaboration) by Andreas Praher

Surmonter les frontières à ski - Grenzen überwinden mit Ski (Overcoming Frontiers/Limits on Skis) edited by Thomas Busset and Peter Engel (German and French)

Heroes in Good Company: L Company, 86th Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, 1943–1945 by Skyler Bailey

Trail to Gold: The Journey of 53 Women Skiers by the U.S. Olympic Women Cross-Country Skiers–1972–2018 Editor Sue Wemyss

Baldur Book Award

Rise: My Story by Lindsey Vonn

Skade Book Awards—for regional histories

Winter’s Children: A Celebration of Nordic Skiing by Ryan Rogers (John Fry Award for Excellence)

Traveling the Old Ski Tracks of New England by E. John B. Allen

Ski Jumping in the Northeast: Small Towns and Big Dreams by Ariel Picton Kobayashi, Publishing agent Katie Perry

Provenance in the Snowfields: 60 Years of the Dulmison Ski Club Australia by Donald Johnston

Film Awards

Magic in the Mountains by David Johnson, Coolfire Studio

Picabo Directed by Lindsey Vonn, Produced by Greg Groggel, Olympic Channel

Lifetime Achievement Award

Christin Cooper, for her 30-year broadcasting career.

ISHA Museum Grant

The Maine Ski and Snowboard Museum receives a $5,000 grant from ISHA (see page 25). Image removed.

Honorable Mentions

My Life in Winters: The Extraordinary Tale of One Man’s Journey Through the Rise of the Ski Industry, by Mike Ewing (Baldur Award)

Copper Mountain Resort: Fifty years of Fortitude, by Tim Nicklas (Skade Award)

Passion and Purpose (Series) by Jalbert Productions International (Film Award)