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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 Issue

Volume 27 No. 3 May - June 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

The King of Klosters

In the angry days through which the world was passing, there was a ray of hope in this good-natured polyglot chorus of people who were not threatening each other, who smiled at strangers, who had...

Rise and Fall of Racing Nations

The rise and fall of the top alpine ski racing nations is visible in this unique new chart, created by former French coach and resort analyst Alain Lazard, longtime northern California resident and...

Sample Articles from Previous Issues

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...
Bode Miller in a modern ski helmet

Brain Trauma: Does the Sport Need to Change?

By John Fry The recent horrifying injury suffered by Formula One racing champion Michael Schumacher -- not in a speeding race car, but when he was skiing between pistes on ungroomed snow in the...

Blakes Sell Taos

After 60 years in the Valley, the founding family moves on. The Blake family has sold Taos Ski Valley to hedge fund billionaire Louis Moore Bacon.  Bacon has already acquired the three acres of land...

Legend of Aahhh's

A new ski film by Greg Stump attempts to tell the history of the ski film. Seldom has a new ski movie been awaited as impatiently as Greg Stump’s Legend of Aahhh’s…at least not since skiers stood...

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