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Skiing History Magazine

Skiing History, published bimonthly, is the world’s most widely circulated magazine about the sport’s past. It features once-popular equipment; historic resorts and bars you can visit now; what famous living skiers are doing now; and more.

Current Edition

Volume 32 Number 4 July-August 2020

SKIING HISTORY (formerly Skiing Heritage) is the bimonthly journal of the International Skiing History Association and the official publication of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame, the...

Sample Articles from Current Edition

Goshiki Onsen today

Japan's Lost Ski Areas

Japan’s skiing history is rich and varied.

Peter Dodge and the Rebirth of NCAA Racing

A former World Cup and pro racer, Dartmouth’s men’s alpine coach has led the return to relevance of U.S. college racing. By Edith Thys Morgan

Big Air

Alpine ski jumpers—sticking Geländesprungs, cliff hucks and gap-jumps—have been sending it for more than a hundred years. By Jay Cowan

A Short History of Catastrophes

When it snows, skiers ski, even amid calamity. That could change with Covid-19. By Andy Bigford

Sample Articles from Previous Editions

Commentary: Pandemic and Diversity

By Seth Masia We’ve all heard that ski resorts will operate this coming winter under social-distancing rules. That means limited cafeteria space, restrooms, chairlift seating, lift-line queues and...

Swiss Academic Ski Club named ISHA Lifetime Award winner for 2020

International Skiing History Association names the year’s best works on sport’s heritage. The International Skiing History Association this winter honors the Swiss Academic Ski Club and the year’s...

The Sour Cream Sierras

Thousands learned to ski at the famed “Borscht Belt” hotels in the Catskill Mountains of New York.  By Jeff Blumenfeld Starting in the early 1950s, hundreds of thousands of Americans learned to ski...

Paradise Lost

Finally perfected after 30 years, the carving ski failed to gain a popular following. In its place, we got a ski that has made resort slopes less safe.By Jackson Hogen For most of modern skiing’s...