Enter the awesome world of ski history, with a timeline back to 5,000 BC. . . a searchable guide to 7,000 book and film titles and authors. . . histories of ski gear, televised racing, cross-country skating, the World Cup, Nastar. . .indexes to back issues of the leading ski magazines. . . and more. 


Latest Content Added

Resorts: Baroness Mimi and Mont d'Arbois

 Megève celebrates 100 years as the first purpose-built ski resort in France. By Bob Soden Megève, the posh ski resort just off the main road between Geneva and Chamonix, has been managed by the...

Walter Kofler Invents the Polyethylene Ski Base

Before P-tex, there was Kofix. It drove a revolution in ski racing. By Seth Masia When Alpine skis had wooden bases, it was common to waterproof them with celluloid lacquer, made by dissolving...


Rupert Huber
Atomic's chief of racing, R&D
August 2, 2021
Anne and Joe Jones
Vermont racing promoters
July 17, 2021
Mike Wiegele
Heliskiing pioneer
July 15, 2021

Video Library

Embedded thumbnail for Bradley XPG-1 Packer Grader in action
Bradley XPG-1 Packer Grader in action
In 1951, Steve Bradley patented the XPG-1 Packer-Groomer, a 700-lb device piloted by a skier and designed to shave the tops off...
Embedded thumbnail for La Grande Histoire du Ski (Swiss film)
La Grande Histoire du Ski (Swiss film)
In French. Lots of great footage. The prehistory is oversimplified and incomplete, and the story of early Alpine skiing is...

Back Issues and Indices of American Ski Periodicals

Ski Heritage Cover

Skiing History Magazine (Formerly Skiing Heritage) Back Issues

All back issues of ISHA’s official publication Skiing Heritage/Skiing History, can be read on line, page by page, in digital format.   Older editions, from Summer 1989 (Volume 1, Number 1) through to...
Book Cover

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...

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...
Snow Country Cover

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....

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...
Ski Magazine Cover

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,...
Skiing Heritage cover Bob Lange

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....


Generously funded by The Chawkers Foundation, the Canadian Ski History Writers Project is an ongoing collaboration between the Canadian Ski Hall of Fame and Museum and the International Skiing...