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Skiing History Magazine

Skiing History, published bimonthly, is the world’s most widely circulated magazine about the sport’s past. It features once-popular equipment; historic resorts and bars you can visit now; what famous living skiers are doing now; and more.

Current Issue

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Volume 31, No. 3 May-June 2019

SKIING HISTORY (formerly Skiing Heritage) is the bimonthly journal of the International Skiing History Association and the official publication of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame, the...

Sample Articles from Current Issue

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 Jer

A minefield of moguls for investors

Skiing has always been a perilous journey for public companies. By SETH MASIA

Stenmark vs. Vonn: Who was best?

In a poll of Skiing History readers, 59 percent put Stenmark first.
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 Arti

Vail CEO Rob Katz on leadership

In a talk to Park City's annual forum on leadership, Vail chairman/CEO Rob Katz explained his take

Sample Articles from Previous Issues

Skijoring’s Wild History

Getting dragged across the snow by horses, planes, reindeer and dogs is a unique sport that’s at least 1,000 years old. By Jay Cowan Skijoring, one of skiing’s oldest activities, has become one of...

The end of the single pole

The sport underwent a revolution more than a century ago, when skiers gradually shifted from a single shaft to holding a pair of poles. By Luzi Hitz with Seth Masia At a military cross country race...

Manhattan Project Skiers: Los Alamos Ski Club Celebrates 75 Years

In 1943, Manhattan Project scientists took to the snow. They’ve never quit. By Seth Masia In July 2018, newspapers around the American Southwest noted the 75th anniversary of the founding of Los...

First Ski Boots Without Laces

Who made the first ski boots without laces? Henke in 1955, right? Wrong. In the postwar years, Joseph Mauron, a 21-year-old Swiss shoemaker, had had it with frozen laces on double-laced boots. He...