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

Volume 27, No. 5 September-October 2015

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

Skiing Blind

After losing his sight, Jean Eymere became an advocate for outdoor sports for blind people…and an icon on the Aspen slopes.

Machine-Made Games

China and the future of the Winter Olympics. By John Fry

Sample Articles from Previous Issues

2013 ISHA Annual Awards

Park City, Utah April 3, 2014 The International Skiing History Association Awards, established in 1993, are presented annually to authors of outstanding histories, films and DVDs, Websites, museum...
Sochi Olympic Cauldron

After Sochi, What?

Pondering the environmental impact and future of the costly Winter Olympics. By John Fry The organization of the recent Sochi Olympics was superb, and it’s no historical exaggeration to say that the...

Sweet Success

From 1961 through 1967, the annual Bee Hive giant slalom competition attracted the world’s top professional racers to Canada.  By Caroline Forcier Holloway On March 7, 2014, the Georgian Peaks ski...

Globalization of the Olympics?

By John Allen Of 2,856 athletes competing from 88 countries at the Sochi Winter Games, seven came from six first timers: Malta, Paraguay, East Timor, Togo, Tonga, and Zimbabwe.  Outside of the luger...
Thorleif Haug, Chamonix 1924

The French Connection: The First Winter Games

How concern for the national health and military preparedness led France to build the infrastructure for Chamonix, 1924. By E. John B. Allen   The generation of men and women who took to recreational...
Franz Klammer, flying down the Innsbruck course in 1976

Olympic Memories

A veteran journalist on the world alpine racing circuit recalls moments of high drama—and humor—from the Winter Games. STORY BY PATRICK LANG   INNSBRUCK 1976 FRANZ KLAMMER’S RECKLESS GOLD-MEDAL RUN...
Lake Placid, 1932

Lake Placid, 1932

How the Olympics came to a sleepy Adirondack village By Morten Lund The fact that in 1932 an Olympics came to America at all is a story with a bit of a strangeness about it, not least of all, the...
Karl Schranz

Schranz vs. Brundage: The Olympic controversy for all time

An outraged IOC czar, an impenitent ski racer. Their loathing was mutual. BY JOHN FRY Prize money in a single World Cup race is now in six figures. Competitors openly negotiate contracts to promote...
Toni Sailer in 1956

Greatest Racers: Olympics sort out the best

Who are the greatest racers? Look to the Olympics for the skiers able to    conquer pressure.    By John Fry   With 48 homers and 130 runs batted in, New York Yankees third    baseman Alex Rodriguez...
Bode Miller explodes out of the starting gate

Bode Miller at the 2006 Olympics, and After

BODE: LOOKING BACK TO THE 2006 OLYMPICS By John Fry Even before they turned off the gas to the Olympic Winter Games flame at Turin, the celebration of the world’s most famous skier had become a roast...