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 1 January-February 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

Beijing Olympic Courses Still a Mystery

What to Expect When You're Inspecting By Edith Thys Morgan

Dynamic Reinvents the Slalom Ski

By Seth Masia  The VR17, engineered for French ski racers, was imitated by ski factories around the world.

The Nelson Camps: Birth of the Canadian Ski Team

In 1964, the Kokanee Glacier gave birth to Canada’s national ski team.

Sample Articles from Previous Editions

Resorts: Baroness Mimi and Mont d'Arbois

Megève celebrates 100 years as the first purpose-built ski resort in France. Megève, the posh ski resort just off the main road between Geneva and Chamonix, has been managed by the Rothschild banking...

Walter Kofler Invents the Polyethylene Ski Base

Before P-tex, there was Kofix. It drove a revolution in ski racing. When Alpine skis had wooden bases, it was common to waterproof them with celluloid lacquer, made by dissolving celluloid in ether,...

Heavy Lifting: Aspen Under Construction

 Meet the folks who built Aspen’s first chairlifts, 75 years ago. Aspen Mountain celebrates its 75th anniversary of lift-served slopes this winter, but the area’s skiing history started well before...

Northland Skis: Fire and Feud in St. Paul

By Greg Fangel and Paul Hooge How Christian Lund mopped up rivals while making the world’s best-known hickory skis. Illustration above: Henry Hall (1893-1986), of Ishpeming, Michigan, was just one of...