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. 5 September-October 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

Avalanche in the Himalaya. Ilan Adler photo

Why's it called that? Avalanche

(photo by Ilan Adler)

Skiing High

From the moment people figured out they could go downhill on skis and survive, they’ve been trying to be the first to ski from ever-higher mountains.

Excellence on the Escarpment

Small vertical, big results: A 750-f00t-high ridge in Ontario has spawned many of Canada’s Olympic and World Cup champions. By Lori Knowles

Sample Articles from Previous Issues

The World’s Weirdest Ski Lift

In a region of Norway rich with military history, skiers can ride a NATO train through a tunnel to the top of the mighty Gaustatoppen. BY JIMMY PETTERSON A few odd ski areas exist in a time warp—...

Ski Genius Marks 100th Birthday

Kitzbühel’s Karl Koller formalized short-ski instruction for beginners, reshaped children’s learning, fostered terrain-based teaching, and was a dominant force in Interski. By John Fry with Barbara...

Long Queue for U.S. Hall of Fame

Next winter, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame will induct up to eight new honored members, selected from a ballot of 15 nominees. But the ballot of 15 was chosen from a list of 71 skiers...

The First that Flopped

Installed at a small New York ski area, the world’s original high-speed detachable quad had the right idea with the wrong execution. BY JEREMY DAVIS The opening of the Doppelmayr Quicksilver...