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. 1 January-February 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

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

First Ski Boots Without Laces

Who made the first ski boots without laces? Henke in 1955, right?
Bryan Berkowitz Photography

Skiing and Surfing: Separated at Birth

Two of the world’s most popular adventure sports have inspired and influenced each other for more than half a century. By Jay Cowan

Sample Articles from Previous Issues

Skiing History Week coming to Park City, April 4 to 6

Skiing History Week coming to Park City, April 4 to 6: Mark the dates! The 2019 ISHA Awards Banquet will be held April 4, 2019 at the Alf Engen Museum in Park City, Utah. Cocktails at 6pm, dinner at...

The impact of soaring season pass sales on ski and snowboard participation rates.

By John Fry For 35 years, the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) has reliably measured the volume of winter visits at U.S. areas. The statistic—one skier or snowboarder on the slopes for one day...

Tomm Murstad and the World’s First Ski School for Kids

Tomm Murstad (1915–2001) was an outstanding multi-discipline skier, but is principally remembered in his native Norway as the founder of the first ski school for kids—possibly the first such program...

The Slim Look: Before Bogner’s stretch pants, streamlined skiwear was already in vogue.

The sleek modern skiwear look, it’s typically thought, originated suddenly in 1952 with the Bavarian designer Maria Bogner’s use of Helanca-modified nylon and wool blend to create the first durable...