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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 33 Number 1 January-February 2021

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

Sample Articles from Current Edition

A blizzard in Israel: Skiing in the Middle East

This winter, Israel’s Ski Hermon (skihermon.co.il) centre celebrated 50 years since opening its first ski lift, on land captured from Syria during the 1967 war.

ISHA Awards, 2021: Honoring the best histories published in 2020

INTERNATIONAL SKIING HISTORY ASSOC. HONORS 14 OF THE BEST HISTORICAL BOOKS AND FILMS OF 2020

99 years of timed slalom racing

1921 was an important year in the history of ski racing.

HOW’S YOUR AIM?

Bota bags could be having a moment. These holdovers from skiing’s golden age laugh at today’s need for social distancing.

Sample Articles from Previous Editions

WEST MOUNTAIN

For six decades, West Mountain in upstate New York has been bringing skiers—and racers—into the sport.  By Paul Post Spencer and Sara Montgomery moved east to West Mountain, where they’re pursuing...

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

From her home base in Monaco, Pernilla Wiberg, Sweden’s all-time top female alpine racer, is a TV commentator, advocate for World Cup racer safety, entrepreneur, and homeschooling mom. When you’re a...

RESORTS THEN AND NOW

Just a few miles from glitzy St. Moritz, the cultural heart of this Swiss ski region beats quietly in Pontresina.  The history of the Swiss resort town of Pontresina is inextricably linked to its...

The Man Who Skied on Rocks

When snow is unavailable, skiers will glide on anything: grass, pine needles, sawdust, sand dunes, volcanic ash, carpet, plastic mat, soap flakes, powdered mica and soda crystals. In 1958, German...