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Ross Rebagliati: Lost and Found

At the Nagano Olympics, he was stripped of snowboarding's first gold medal. The next day, he had the medal back. Today, Ross Rebagliati is a successful marijuana entrepreneur in British Columbia. By...

Skiing to the Poles

The critical role of skis in 130 years of Arctic exploration and adventure. By Jeff Blumenfeld Throughout the modern era of polar exploration, skis have played an invaluable role in propelling...

Best Ski Poster Sales in 10 Years

Record prices and active bidding at annual Swann auction By Everett Potter There were rarities, blue-chip images and even a few outliers at the annual Vintage Posters auction at Swann Galleries in...

Ester Ledecka: Queen of the 2018 Olympics

Ester Ledecka broke a training barrier and cross a cultural divide. By Seth Masia When Ester Ledecka astonished the world, and herself, by winning Olympic gold in both Super G and parallel snowboard...

ISHA makes headlines in China

单兆鉴被国际滑雪历史协会(ISHA)授予"滑雪历史研究终身成就奖”项 The following article was published in the Chinese “Altay News” on March 28, 2018: The International Skiing History Association held its 2018 ISHA Week in Squaw...

#MeToo Hits Ski Sport

Charges of sexual abuse come to light in Austria, Canada. By John Fry The #MeToo movement has come to skiing in a swirl of proof and denial.  Nicola Werdenigg—Austria’s women’s national downhill...

Skiing’s Central Asian Origins

At a recent conference in China, historians explored the ancient birth of skiing and how it spread across the continents. By SETH MASIA As host of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, China seeks a major...

Setting a New Standard

NASTAR, the world’s largest recreational racing program, began 50 years ago when this editor wanted to introduce the equivalent of golf’s par to the sport of skiing.   By John Fry The environment for...

2018 Winter Olympics: The Giants of GS

Who’s the greatest men’s giant slalom racer of all time? With each passing generation, racing fans renew the ongoing debate. By Peter Oliver It’s a pot that sports fans of all stripes love to stir....

2018 Winter Olympics: Norse Gods and Goddesses

Cross-country racers and jumpers who have dominated the Winter Games. By Bob Woodward To be a dominant cross-country skier come the Olympics is to be a sprinter, a middle-distance ace and a...

2018 Winter Olympics: Golden Men and Women of the Sport

Who’s the greatest? For skiers able to win under pressure, look to their single-Olympics record. By John Fry Mention the greatest alpine ski racers of all time, and you usually hear a recitation of...

2018 Winter Olympics: Ross Rebagliati, 20 Years Later

At the Nagano Olympics, he was stripped of snowboarding’s first gold medal. The next day, he had the medal back. Today, Ross Rebagliati is a successful marijuana entrepreneur in British Columbia. By...

Oral History: Jake Hoeschler on racing in the 1960s

Jake Hoeschler of the US Ski Team and University of Colorado, interviewed by ISHA's Seth Masia, on StoryCorps. Recorded by Kat Haber.

Skiing to the Poles

The critical role of skis in 130 years of Arctic exploration and adventure. By Jeff Blumenfeld In Part I of this two-part article, author Jeff Blumenfeld explains how skis played a critical role in...

Why is it called that? Gore Mountain

Skiing at Gore Mountain dates back to 1934. Located 235 miles north of New York City in the Adirondacks, it’s one of three ski areas operated by the State of New York.  But why is it called Gore?...

Bygone Gizmos

From Jet Stix to Tinkle Tabs, these crazy ski products faded, fizzled or failed to stand the test of time. By Jeff Blumenfeld As empty-nesting downsizers moving from Connecticut to Boulder, my wife...

Home of the King

Volunteers are restoring the childhood house of Norwegian ski legend Thorleif Haug. By Einar Sunde On August 1 of this year, I stepped off the train at the Lier station, 27 miles west of Oslo, and...

You're invited: ISHA Awards Banquet: Squaw Valley, March 23, 2018

ISHA Awards Banquet at Squaw Valley, March 23, 2018 Mark your calendar The International Skiing History Association's 26th Annual Awards Banquet will be held at Squaw Valley's Olympic Village Dining...

Erik Schinegger: Forgotten World Champion

A woman world champion and a man before his time. By Edith Thys Morgan Erik Schinegger leads the life of an Austrian world champion skier. The 68-year-old runs a thriving children’s ski school on...

Sticky Wicket: Origin of the ticket wicket

How a young Killington employee in 1963 found a new and better way to attach lift tickets to people. By Karen D. Lorentz Jennifer Hanley was shocked when she went skiing in Tignes, France in 1987 and...

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