International Skiing History Association

The International Skiing History Association (ISHA) is a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit working to preserve and build awareness of the sport’s heritage through its skills and long experience in editing, research and publishing. ISHA publishes Skiing History, a magazine enthusiastically read six times a year by lovers of skiing, researchers, hall-of-fame members and skiers around the world. It makes ski history accessible to thousands of enthusiasts on the Internet. With an awards program, it annually honors ski history writers, website creators, filmmakers and broadcasters who document the sport’s history. 

International Skiing History Association

Current Skiing History Magazine

Current Issue:
Volume 31, No. 5 September-October 2019
Cover Vol 31 Issue  5

The September-October 2019 issue of Skiing History is now available online!

  • SKIING HIGH: From the moment people figured out they could go downhill on skis and survive, they’ve been trying to be the first to ski from ever-higher mountains. Here are some of the biggest moments in first turns and first descents.
  • EXCELLENCE ON THE ESCARPMENT: Small vertical, big results: A 750-foot-high ridge in Ontario has spawned many of Canada’s Olympic and World Cup champions.
  • WORLD’S WEIRDEST LIFT: In a region of Norway rich with military history, skiers can ride a NATO train through a tunnel to the top of the mighty Gaustatoppen.


Davo Karničar
Alpinist, extreme skier
September 16, 2019
John Feagin, MD
Pioneering knee surgeon, ski team doc
September 1, 2019
Sandy Treat, Jr.
10th Mountain vet, Vail volunteer
September 1, 2019