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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 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...

Skiing champions quiz

Can you name these five skiers? Won both the Olympic downhill and the Olympic ski jump. First to win all the alpine events in a single Olympics. Won three Olympic golds and the overall World Cup in...
Avalanche in the Himalaya. Ilan Adler photo

Why's it called that? Avalanche

(photo by Ilan Adler) Heavy snowfalls this winter across the Northern Hemisphere led to record avalanches. For the 2018–19 season, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center reported 2,557 observed...

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...

Excellence on the Escarpment

Small vertical, big results: A 750-f00t-high ridge in Ontario has spawned many of Canada’s Olympic and World Cup champions. By Lori Knowles Creative Canadian marketers call it the Blue Mountains but...

The World’s Weirdest Ski 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. BY JIMMY PETTERSON A few odd ski areas exist in a time warp—...

Ski Genius Marks 100th Birthday

Kitzbühel’s Karl Koller formalized short-ski instruction for beginners, reshaped children’s learning, fostered terrain-based teaching, and was a dominant force in Interski. By John Fry with Barbara...

Long Queue for U.S. Hall of Fame

Next winter, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame will induct up to eight new honored members, selected from a ballot of 15 nominees. But the ballot of 15 was chosen from a list of 71 skiers...

The First that Flopped

Installed at a small New York ski area, the world’s original high-speed detachable quad had the right idea with the wrong execution. BY JEREMY DAVIS The opening of the Doppelmayr Quicksilver...

The (Abridged) History of Snowless Skiing

Who needs powder? A Minnesota resort goes to the mat for its future.  By Greg DiTrinco There is an annoyingly capricious component of the sport of skiing. It’s called snow. Both skiers and resort...

St. Moritz

In this historic Swiss resort town, visitors are immersed in the wellspring of winter sports. By Everett Potter A case can be made that the origins of modern winter sports lie in the Swiss resort and...
The cover of New Love Magazine (February 1948) celebrated the intimacy of riding uphill on the relatively new T-bar, famously known as a He-and-She Stick.

The He-and-She Stick

The cover of New Love Magazine (February 1948) celebrated the intimacy of riding uphill on the relatively new T-bar, famously known as a He-and-She Stick Artist: Gloria Stoll Karn. By John Fry Skiing...

Populism Heads into the Backcounty

A new coalition of volunteers, ski areas and landowners team up nationwide to restore historic ski trails—and launch a backcountry movement. By Jeremy Davis The power of the people is gaining...

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