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. 2 March-April 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

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

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

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.

Sample Articles from Previous Issues

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...
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 LIFE magazine was likely the first national publication to...

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...