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The March-April issue
of Skiing History 
is in the mail and posted online!

Click here to see sample articles from this and other issues. Or ISHA members can read the current issue by logging onto our website. Scroll down for information about how to set up your ISHA username and password. 

       The Legacy of Spider Sabich 

                       By Edie Thys Morgan

                America's charismatic star
                      drove the success
                     of World Pro Skiing.



Ruud Mountain

By John W. Lundin

When Sun Valley hosted professional
ski jumping.



Perfecting the Plastic Ski Boot

By Sven Coomer

The design process that produced
breakthrough boots, 1968-72.


Will Olympics Return to SLC?
By Greg DiTrinco

Engen Museum Renovated
By Connie Nelson

Speeding into Spring
By Warren Miller

Mark the Dates:
2022 Skiing History Week
at Sun Valley

March 23 to 27, 2022

Annual ISHA Awards Banquet: Thursday, March 24

USSSHOF Induction Banquet: Saturday, March 26

Send Skiing History to a friend!

Click to send a free trial issue to a friend.


New (old) videos: 

> Don't forget these videos: 
*Ski Bum: The Warren Miller Story is now airing on Amazon Prime!
*Dear Rider: The Jake Burton Story streams on HBO.
*You can now stream the hour-long tribute American Downhiller
*And please view ISHA's tribute to our late friend John Fry.

Free and available to all at Read past issues of Skiing Heritage (1989 through 2011) on Google Books. You can also search our video library and our ski-history timelines

ISHA members can read recent issues (2009 to present) by logging onto our website with your username and password (instructions below). 

Start your journey at our home page:


Explore skiing's colorful past on the ISHA website,
plus two free booklets to download below.

ISHA's mission is to preserve skiing history and to increase awareness of the sport's heritage. We hope you'll explore the rich and extensive material on our website — a leading and ever-expanding resource for historians and passionate skiers around the world. 

Newly updated and expanded by historian E. John B. Allen and partially funded by a grant from the Marc Hodler Foundation, this guide covers more than 160 ski museums and collections in 22 countries. Search the online database here and download a free PDF. 

Written by ISHA director Charles J. Sanders, this 16-page booklet offers a firsthand and historical look at the small band of skiers who've skied on every continent — and the elite mountaineers who've climbed and skied the Seven Summits. Sanders eloquently frames his story in the context of climate change in a rapidly warming world. Download your free PDF here. (For personal use only; no distribution allowed)

Photo above: Skiers look down at the Drake Passage in Antarctica. 

Skiing History: How to Use Our Digital Format

May-June 2021: A Guide for ISHA Members
ISHA members with a username and password can log on anytime to read new and previous issues of Skiing History magazine at our website (, where we've created a new easy-to-read format for the online digital edition. 

The previous "flipbook" format is still available, but we also offer the full content of the magazine in a web-page format, so you can select a type size you like, and scroll through each article at leisure. 

The new version is text-searchable. So when you use the text-search box (in the upper right corner of each page on our website), the search results will include Skiing History articles as well as website-archived articles. 

And the new edition may be read in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Norwegian or Japanese. Just select a language from the drop-down menu at the upper left corner of the page. The languages are generated by Google Translate. This feature will help Skiing History to build new audiences in Europe, South America and East Asia.

Both versions are available only to active members of ISHA. For instructions on setting up your username and password, scroll down to "Make the Most of Your ISHA Membership."

Go here to see the new reader-friendly version of the digital edition. 
Make the Most of Your ISHA Membership
Annual Renewal: Make it Automatic!

ISHA members can renew your annual membership automatically. Follow the "Annual Auto Renewal" instructions on our JOIN page to sign up

You can also make a monthly recurring donation—a tax-free charitable contribution, above and beyond your annual dues—by using the new option on our DONATE page.

Want to Read Skiing History Online?

With a username and password, ISHA members can read every new issue of Skiing History online. You can also read back issues starting from 2009. 

>> To request digital access, click here.

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If you’re not an ISHA member and you’d like to access our digital archives or receive Skiing History in the mail, visit our membership page. ISHA membership costs $49 per year and includes six issues of Skiing History.
Skiing History is published six times a year by the nonprofit International Skiing History Association. It’s only available to members of ISHA and our corporate, retail and museum partners — you can’t buy it on the newsstand. 


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