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Japan's Lost Ski Areas

Japan’s skiing history is rich and varied. People had long used simple homemade skis to get around, but then in the 1930s the great pioneer Hannes Schneider arrived from the Arlberg to introduce his...

Peter Dodge and the Rebirth of NCAA Racing

A former World Cup and pro racer, Dartmouth’s men’s alpine coach has led the return to relevance of U.S. college racing. By Edith Thys Morgan Although few ski racers have been able to take to the...

Big Air

Alpine ski jumpers—sticking Geländesprungs, cliff hucks and gap-jumps—have been sending it for more than a hundred years. By Jay Cowan Jesper Tjader explains what he wants to try on a practice run...

A Short History of Catastrophes

When it snows, skiers ski, even amid calamity. That could change with Covid-19. By Andy Bigford Skiers and the industry have confronted and overcome a variety of disasters—wars, gas shortages,...

Commentary: Pandemic and Diversity

By Seth Masia We’ve all heard that ski resorts will operate this coming winter under social-distancing rules. That means limited cafeteria space, restrooms, chairlift seating, lift-line queues and...

Swiss Academic Ski Club named ISHA Lifetime Award winner for 2020

International Skiing History Association names the year’s best works on sport’s heritage. The International Skiing History Association this winter honors the Swiss Academic Ski Club and the year’s...

The Sour Cream Sierras

Thousands learned to ski at the famed “Borscht Belt” hotels in the Catskill Mountains of New York.  By Jeff Blumenfeld Starting in the early 1950s, hundreds of thousands of Americans learned to ski...

Paradise Lost

Finally perfected after 30 years, the carving ski failed to gain a popular following. In its place, we got a ski that has made resort slopes less safe.By Jackson Hogen For most of modern skiing’s...

Glen Plake: Evolution of a Rebel

At 55, Hall of Famer Glen Plake is an enduring—and iconic—ambassador for the sport of skiing, its downhome roots and honoring its past. By Edith Thys Morgan I’m talking tech with Glen Plake. Not ski...

Fast Start, Sudden Stop

World Pro Ski Tour draws star athletes but suffers short season due to COVID-19. The World Pro Ski Tour never got to the meat of its season, which would have seen seven-time gold medalist Ted Ligety...

Where are they now? John Lovett

He created the first mass-produced fiberglass cross country ski, and the biggest ski factory in Colorado. By Seth Masia Today, John Lovett leads a company that makes scientific instruments used to...

RARE PHOTOS: SUN VALLEY SKIER SHARES PIX FROM FRIEDL PFEIFER BOOK

Sun Valley Skier Shares Rare Find By David Butterfield In 1979, 18-year-old, Marc Corney, did his best to become a Sun Valley ski bum. He left his So Cal home of Glendora with high hopes of...

Marie Marvingt, Superhero

Marie Marvingt achieved fame as an aviator, but she was also a pioneering skier and inventor of an early aluminum ski. By Seth Masia   She’s famous in France, but nearly unheard of in North America....

The Soul of Sun Valley

Since 1977, the Holding family has transformed this historic Idaho resort while honoring its fabled past.  By David Butterfield On a February morning in 1977, Sun Valley executive Wally Huffman was...

Wax On, Wax Off: FIS bans fluoro waxes

FIS calls for a ban on all fluorinated waxes for next season. By Greg Ditrinco The International Ski Federation (FIS) surprised some ski-race insiders by calling for a ban on the use of all...

When Print Was King

 Long before the internet, influential newspaper columnists gave us up-to-date dispatches on where to ski, where to stay, and where the snow was best. By Jeff Blumenfeld Long before the internet took...

Jeremy Bloom

The high-flying, and at times bumpy, journey of freeskiing’s busiest athlete. By Edith Thys Morgan Jeremy Bloom is a planner…to a point. That point typically comes just when he launches towards his...

FIS President Kasper Ends His Long Run

Top exec will step down after five decades at the sport’s governing body.  Gian Franco Kasper, the president of the International Ski Federation (FIS), recently announced that he will step down this...

Is He the Greatest?

With his retirement, record-breaking 8-time overall World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher of Austria is arguably alpine ski racing’s GOAT. Or is he? By Patrick Lang Early in September of this year,...

Skiing High

Like an irresistible drug, racking up new descents keeps ski mountaineers looking for the highest high. Welcome to the brave new world of 8,000 meters and up. —Part 2By Jay Cowan Standing on the top...

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