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Glossary: More Than 100 Historical Ski Terms

This Glossary of Historical Ski Terms is from the book "Story of Modern Skiing," by John Fry, published in 2006 by University Press of New England, 380 pages, 90 illustrations, $24.95."The author is...
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Index to Skiing History Magazine and Skiing Heritage past Articles by Issue

The journal was started in 1989 by Glenn Parkinson as a six-page newsletter under the name Blizzard. In the third issue, the name was changed to Snow News. In 1991, the journal was acquired by I.S.H....
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Ski Magazine Back Issues and Index, 1941-1993

In 1935 Seattle native Al Nydin had the idea for a magazine about skiing. Until that time most ski periodicals and annuals were association-published. In publishing America’s first independent,...

Index to Skiing Magazine, 1949-1986

Skiing Magazine Index includingRocky Mountain Skiing 1949-52 National Skiing 1949-52 Skiing Magazine 1958-1986 Rocky Mountain Skiing To search within this index, first call up the Text Find...
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Snow Country Back Issues and Searchable Index, 1988-98

By John Fry In 1987, the New York Times Co.’s Golf Digest magazine publishing division decided to start a new magazine aimed at skiers, Snow Country. The premiere issue was published in March 1988....

America's First Ski Magazine

In 1935 Seattle native Al Nydin had the idea for a magazine about skiing. Until that time most ski periodicals and annuals were association-published. In publishing America’s first independent,...

Index of American/Eastern Ski Annual, 1934-61

American Ski Annual and Eastern Ski Annual Index, 1934-61: To search within this index, first call up the Text Find function (control-F). A search box will appear. In the search box, type the name or...

Historic Mountain dishes

Raclette: Slices of Raclette cheese are melted in small pans, then eaten with boiled potatoes, pickles and dried meats.  Fondue Bourguignon, meat dipped in boiling butter and oil fat to cook, then in...

Henry Yaple's Ski Bibliography 1890-2002

Henry M. Yaple, the chief librarian at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., spent 11 years assembling a massive bibliography of skiing. The goal was to list every book, dissertation, film video and...
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The Story of Modern Skiing -- INDEX NAMES AND PLACES

by John Fry University Press of New England2006 • 408 pp. 90 illus. 6 x 9″Sports & Recreation / History$24.95 Cloth, 1-58465-489-9 The book is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and the...
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Skiing History Magazine (Formerly Skiing Heritage) Back Issues

ISHA’s official publication, Skiing Heritage from 1993-2011, as well as earlier versions of the magazine, are all viewable page-by-page, thanks to Google Books.  Go here for a complete index of past...
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The Beekley International Collection of Skiing Art & Literature

Article by John Fry. The Beekley International Collection of Skiing Art & Literature,  contains 200 exquisite paintings and sculptures of skiers; 600 posters, some of which now auction for as...

Speed Skiing World Records from 1874 to 1999

Speed skiing went through a number of organizational convolutions after 1984, stabilizing in 1993 when the French Ski Federation became the sanctioning body for the races. Eighty to a hundred racers...

A History of NASTAR

By JIM FAIN In the beginning, there was the vision of John Fry. He was the youthful editor-in-chief of SKI Magazine during the 1960s. The United States ski industry was young in the 1960s - and...

Race Results

Olympic, World Cup and World Championship race results The most extensive database on race results is the FIS website, with results lists (not just medalists) for Olympic and FIS World Championships...
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Ski Museums of the World

The World’s Ski Museums By E. John B. Allen and Jonathan Robinson In nearly all the skiing countries of the world-China, Slovenia, Spain and the United Kingdom are the latest to make the attempt-...

Bibliography of Ski Reference Works, John Allen

Ski Bibliography ISHA’s Guide to Ski-History Reference Works Worldwide  By E. John B. Allen This bibliography provides a guide to 375 articles and reference books that explore the history of skiing...