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 History Association (ISHA). The goal is to preserve and celebrate Canada’s skiing heritage — and to raise awareness about this rich legacy within Canada and internationally — by commissioning and publishing well-researched, authoritative articles both online and in print. 

In addition to publication on the CSMHF Website (see links below), many of the articles are published in ISHA’s bimonthly journal, Skiing History. Skiing History is distributed in print to more 1,500 avid skiers, ski historians, ski museums, ski-industry leaders, and former and current World Cup and Olympic competitors around the world—primarily in the United States and Canada. A free subscription to Skiing History is provided to all CSHFM members who join at the “Supporting”level. 

Since 2009, Skiing History has published more than a dozen articles funded by the Chawkers Foundation through the Writers Project. The articles are available for free download by clicking on the links below.


The Incredible Emile Cochand, Part I (December 2009)
The Incredible Emile Cochand, Part II (March 2010)
History of the Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance (June 2010)
Crazy Canucks book reviews (June 2010)
Olympic Gold Medalist Anne Heggtveit (December 2010)
Tremblant Ski-School Director Johnny Fripp (March-April 2011)
History of Mount Norquay (May-June 2011)
The Crazy Canucks (July-August 2011)
History of Revelstoke (July-August 2012)
The Queen’s Winter Reps: Canada’s Governors General (November-December 2012)
History of Skiing on Vancouver Island (July-August 2013)
History of Canadian Ski Manufacturing (September-October 2013)
The Bee Hive Giant Slalom (March-April 2014)
Whistler’s 50th Anniversary (January February 2016)
The Laurentian Ski Maps of Paul D’Allmen (March-April 2016)
Montreal, North America’s Ski City (September-October 2016)
The Peripatetic Ski Life of Marquis Nicolo degli Albizzi (November-December 2016)
Mont Gabriel Celebrates 80 Years (November-December 2016)
Mont Gabriel Celebrates 80 Years (Original History, in French)
This article originally appeared in the June 2016 edition of “La Mémoire,” the journal of La société d'histoire et de généalogie des Pays-d'en-Haut.
Nordic champions Sharon and Shirley Firth (January-February 2017)
Nancy Greene recalls her thrilling 1967 World Cup championship season (March-April 2017)
A raucous 1928 “ski” weekend at Laurentian Lodge Club (May-June 2017)
What’s In a Name: Hill 70 at Mont St. Saveur (May-June 2017)
Pierre Dumas Creates Quebec’s All-Time Ski Inventory (July-August 2017)
Canadian Trail-Map Artist Murray Hay (November-December 2017)
The Penguins: North America’s First and Most Successful Women’s Ski Club (May-June 2018) 
The Slim Look: Before Bogner’s stretch pants, streamlined skiwear was already in vogue. In the vanguard was skiing tailor Irving Margolese (November-December 2018
Excellence on the Escarpment: How a 750-foot-high ridge in Ontario has spawned many of Canada’s racing champions