Editor Seth Masia
Managing Editor Greg Ditrinco
Consulting Editor Cindy Hirschfeld
Art Director Edna Baker
Seth Masia, Chairman
John Allen, Andy Bigford, John Caldwell, Jeremy Davis, Kirby Gilbert, Paul Hooge, Jeff Leich, Ron LeMaster, 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
ISHA Board of Directors
Rick Moulton, Chairman
Seth Masia, President
Wini Jones, Vice President
Jeff Blumenfeld, Vice President
John McMurtry, Vice President
Bob Soden (Canada), Treasurer
Einar Sunde, Secretary
Richard Allen, Skip Beitzel, Michael Calderone, Dick Cutler, Ken Hugessen (Canada), David Ingemie, Joe Jay Jalbert, Henri Rivers, Charles Sanders, Christof Thöny (Austria), Ivan Wagner (Switzerland)
Christin Cooper, Billy Kidd, Jean-Claude Killy, Bode Miller, Doug Pfeiffer, Penny Pitou, Nancy Greene Raine
Bimonthly journal and official publication of the International Skiing History Association (ISHA)
Partners: U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame | Canadian Ski Museum and Hall of Fame
Alf Engen Ski Museum | North American Snowsports Journalists Association | Swiss Academic Ski Club
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.
Periodicals postage paid at Manchester Center, VT and at additional mailing offices. Postmaster: Send address changes to ISHA, P.O. Box 1064, Manchester Center, VT 05255
ISHA is a 501(c)(3) public charity. EIN: 06-1347398
Written permission from the editor is required to reproduce, in any manner, the contents of Skiing History, either in full or in part.
Skiing History Week slated for Sun Valley, March 23-27, 2022
Sun Valley, Idaho, will host the 30th annual ISHA Awards Banquet next March.
Mark these dates: ISHA will hold its 30th annual ISHA Awards Banquet on March 24, 2022, at Sun Valley! We’ll renew our long-standing Skiing History Week collaboration with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame, which will hold its induction banquet on March 26. In addition, ISHA will send a contingent to the NESM’s Hannes Schneider Meister Cup Race at North Conway, New Hampshire on March 5, followed by the HOF’s Eastern Banquet that evening at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire.
We were preparing to hold the 2020 Skiing History Week at Sun Valley when the Covid-19 pandemic forced its cancellation. We’re delighted to return now to Ketchum, Sun Valley and Mt. Baldy, which have hosted so many ISHA events in years past.
ISHA Hires New Executive Director
ISHA is pleased to announce that Janet White will assume the duties of Executive Director on August 1. Janet’s roots in skiing run deep: after graduating cum laude at the University of New Hampshire, she joined The Ski Market as skiwear manager and eight years later supervised staff training for 500 employees at 30 retail locations. For the next 20 years she worked as vice president for sales, education and business development for companies selling management software to nonprofits, including schools, universities and philanthropic organizations. Janet serves on the board of directors of the New England Ski Museum and has attended a number of ISHA events. “Janet brings us a unique set of skills in personnel and project management, back-end operations, sales and partner development,” said ISHA Chairman Rick Moulton. “And she’s steeped in skiing culture, with long relationships among ISHA’s existing partners. She’s a perfect fit and will step right into professional management of ISHA’s programs.”
Ken Hugessen Elected to ISHA Board
Toronto-based management consultant Ken Hugessen has been elected to ISHA’s Board of Directors. Ken grew up skiing in Montreal and raced both Nordic and Alpine events for the Sedbergh School, Bishop’s College School and Lower Canada College. He holds an Honors B.S. from Sir George Williams University, an M.A. from Dalhousie University and an M.S. from the University of Chicago. In 1974 he joined Mercer Inc. and for three decades managed Mercer practices in Toronto, Calgary, Chicago and New York, rising to managing director. He continued to ski, racing on winning teams at the Canadian Ski Marathon and the Laurentian Loppet. In 2006 he founded Hugessen Consulting, advising boards on executive compensation and related performance, governance and shareholder matters.
ISHA Is a Public Charity
ISHA was founded in 1991 as a private charity by Mason Beekley. After a three-year review, as of March 31, 2021, we are a public charity under IRS rules. A number of family and institutional foundations have already used the new classification to donate in support of the ISHA mission.
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