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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 32 Number 6 November-December 2020

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

HOW’S YOUR AIM?

Bota bags could be having a moment. These holdovers from skiing’s golden age laugh at today’s need for social distancing.

WEST MOUNTAIN

For six decades, West Mountain in upstate New York has been bringing skiers—and racers—into the sport.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

From her home base in Monaco, Pernilla Wiberg, Sweden’s all-time top female alpine racer, is a TV commentator, advocate for World Cup racer safety, entrepreneur, and homeschooling mom.

RESORTS THEN AND NOW

Just a few miles from glitzy St. Moritz, the cultural heart of this Swiss ski region beats quietly in Pontresina. 

Sample Articles from Previous Editions

The Man Who Skied on Rocks

When snow is unavailable, skiers will glide on anything: grass, pine needles, sawdust, sand dunes, volcanic ash, carpet, plastic mat, soap flakes, powdered mica and soda crystals. In 1958, German...

Ski Bum: The Warren Miller Story now on Prime

"Ski Bum: The Warren Miller Story," is now showing on Amazon Prime. The 90-minute film, produced by Patrick Creadon and Christine O'Malley, is based largely on archival footage provided by Warren...

Pandemic takes French resort back to the future

(photo: Architects Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Facheux and Jean Prouve at Les Arcs, fifty years ago.) When Les Arcs closed down last spring, senior managers reflected on the very purpose of ski...

Animators Go Looney Over Skiing

When cartoons take a run at skiing, mayhem ensues. By Jeff Blumenfeld What is quickly learned from total immersion into the golden age of animation, roughly the 1930s through the 1970s, is that when...