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Timeline History

Our Histories encompass speed-skiing records since the mid-1800s to 2000, plus a century-and-a-half Timeline of Important Ski History Dates. As a work in progress, the list of ISHA historical resources is constantly growing, as our archive expands and updates. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, let us know by joining ISHA’s Facebook page

Timeline of Modern U.S. Ski Periodicals

1948: Merger of three periodicals into a single SKI Magazine.           Launch of Rocky Mountain Skiing Magazine. 1959: Launch of Ski Life Magazine, New York City. 1962: Ski Life and SKI Magazine...

Timeline of Ski Mountaineering

To view Lou Dawson's, Timeline of Ski Mountaineering, visit: http://www.wildsnow.com/backcountry-skiing-history/backcountry-skiing-ski-mountaineering-chronology/

Timeline of Early U.S. Ski Periodicals

1905-1933 Lake Placid Club Lake Placid Club Notes, annual, the first U.S. ski periodical, published by the Lake Placid Club Lake Placid, NY; Lake Placid Club News issued periodically in parallel 1927...

Ski Resorts: Years They Were Founded

The National Ski Areas Association has compiled this chronology of 354 American ski resorts. Howelsen Hill Ski Area CO 1915 Eaglebrook School MA 1922 Granlibakken Ski Area CA 1927 Cooper Spur...

FIS Timeline

6300 BC to 2000 AD can be found at:  http://history.fis-ski.com/

Winter Games: Where and When

Date and Location of Past Winter Olympics 1924: Chamonix, France 1928: St. Moritz, Switzerland 1932: Lake Placid, N.Y. 1936: Garmisch, Germany 1948: St. Moritz, Switzerland 1952: Oslo, Norway 1956:...

A Short History of Skis

Prehistory: Rock paintings and skis preserved in bogs show that hunters and trappers used skis at least 5000 years ago. Classic Norwegian painting of 2-year old prince Häkon being taken to safety in...

Timeline of Important Ski History Dates

1850—Sondre Norheim, of Morgedal, Telemark, discovers the perfect heel strap, cleverly entwined shoots of the birch tree root, with enough stiffness to provide sufficient control of the ski to steer...

History of Swiss Ski Technology and Instruction

By Luzi Hitz, Switzerland Although the spiritual roots of “modern” skiing are found in the 19th century in Norway, it was the British, fascinated by the image of the naturally virtuous mountain folk...