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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 34 NO. 3 MAY-JUNE 2022

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

Perfecting the Plastic Ski Boot

 Sven Coomer recalls the design process leading to Nordica’s groundbreaking boots. As told to Seth Masia

Sun Valley's Ruud Mountain

 The Forgotten Era of Ski Jumping

The Legacy of Spider Sabich

Belatedly elected to the Hall of Fame, the charismatic skier drove the professionalization of Alpine ski racing.

Sample Articles from Previous Editions

Skiers in Revolt

Can Vail Resorts improve employee and customer relations? By Seth Masia From the January-February 2022 issue (Posted February 12, 2022) Overcrowding and staff shortages at ski resorts first...

Beijing Olympic Courses Still a Mystery

What to Expect When You're Inspecting By Edith Thys Morgan When Alpine skiing athletes head to the Beijing Olympics, they will do so with an unprecedented lack of knowledge about the venue. While...

Dynamic Reinvents the Slalom Ski

By Seth Masia  The VR17, engineered for French ski racers, was imitated by ski factories around the world. From the January-February 2022 issue The Dynamic VR17 remains legendary, and for good reason...

The Nelson Camps: Birth of the Canadian Ski Team

In 1964, the Kokanee Glacier gave birth to Canada’s national ski team. Canadians fared poorly at the 1964 Olympics in Innsbruck. Only Nancy Greene had a top-10 finish (seventh in downhill). In May...