Enter the awesome world of ski history, with a timeline back to 5,000 BC. . . a searchable guide to 7,000 book and film titles and authors. . . histories of ski gear, televised racing, cross-country skating, the World Cup, Nastar. . .indexes to back issues of the leading ski magazines. . . and more. 


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Shiffrin Nears Stenmark's Record

By Edie Thys Morgan  St-Germain scores first Canadian gold in 31 years. Špindlerův Mlýn is a charming resort in the Czech republic that holds special memories for Mikaela Shiffrin. She made her World...

Canada's Team at the 1936 Olympics

By Lori Knowles The first Alpine Olympians had a lot to learn. Imagine the courage. The excitement! The adventure! Being young and spry and Canadian in the pre-war 1930s, devoted to an obscure,...


Reinhard Fischer
Shaped-ski pioneer
March 23, 2023
Richard Cutler
Networked salesman
January 30, 2023
Richard Steadman
Pioneering knee surgeon
January 20, 2023

Video Library

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Skiing History Fashion Show, 2023
Wini Jones, longtime designer and marketing chief at Roffe, shows off the Bryce James collection of skiwear from the 1960s thru...
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ISHA Awards, 2023
Best works of skiing history published in 2022.

Back Issues and Indices of American Ski Periodicals

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Skiing History Magazine (Formerly Skiing Heritage) Back Issues

All back issues of ISHA’s official publication Skiing Heritage/Skiing History, can be read on line, page by page, in digital format.   Older editions, from Summer 1989 (Volume 1, Number 1) through to...
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The Story of Modern Skiing -- INDEX NAMES AND PLACES

by John Fry University Press of New England2006 • 408 pp. 90 illus. 6 x 9″Sports & Recreation / History$24.95 Cloth, 1-58465-489-9 The book is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and the...

Index of American/Eastern Ski Annual, 1934-61

American Ski Annual and Eastern Ski Annual Index, 1934-61: To search within this index, first call up the Text Find function (control-F). A search box will appear. In the search box, type the name or...
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Snow Country Back Issues and Searchable Index, 1988-98

By John Fry In 1987, the New York Times Co.’s Golf Digest magazine publishing division decided to start a new magazine aimed at skiers, Snow Country. The premiere issue was published in March 1988....

Index to Skiing Magazine, 1949-1986

Skiing Magazine Index includingRocky Mountain Skiing 1949-52 National Skiing 1949-52 Skiing Magazine 1958-1986 Rocky Mountain Skiing To search within this index, first call up the Text Find...
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Ski Magazine Back Issues and Index, 1941-1993

In 1935 Seattle native Al Nydin had the idea for a magazine about skiing. Until that time most ski periodicals and annuals were association-published. In publishing America’s first independent,...
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Index to Skiing History Magazine and Skiing Heritage past Articles by Issue

The journal was started in 1989 by Glenn Parkinson as a six-page newsletter under the name Blizzard. In the third issue, the name was changed to Snow News. In 1991, the journal was acquired by I.S.H....


The Canadian Ski History Writers Project (CSHWP) is an ongoing collaboration between the Canadian Ski Hall of Fame and Museum (CSHFM) and the International Skiing History Association (ISHA). The...