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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 Edition

Volume 33 No 4 July-August 2021

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

Sample Articles from Current Edition

The European Origin of Skiing

By Maurice Woehrlé Archaeology and DNA evidence support the theory that skiing arose east of the Baltic, at the end of the last Ice Age. Translated by Seth Masia

Kiki Cutter Densmore

By Edith Thys Morgan Where are they now? The first American to win a World Cup race starts a new life.

Sample Articles from Previous Editions

Why Racers Marry Their Ski Boots

By Peter Oliver Ski racers take extreme measures to get—and keep—a winning boot.  Ingemar Stenmark spent almost his entire World Cup career in Caber’s blue Alfa boot (top of page). He ran his first...

Faster, Easier, Better: Evolution of XC Track Setting

By Rick Eliot with John Caldwell For any sport, the condition of the playing surface is vital to success. For that reason, ski-touring centers strive to provide guests with well-designed trails...

A Century of Ski Films

Movies have had a special place in the history of skiing, of course. Because motion picture cameras were invented just about the time skiing emerged as a sport in the Alps, snippets of footage exist...

Ski Business: Better Than Wool

By Seth Masia In the early ’80s, skiers finally learned to stay dry and warm. Photo above: In the 1980s, Patagonia's fleece top helped launch the technical skiwear category. Those of us who began...