Articles by: Seth Masia

Skiing History Magazine

Skiing History Magazine

The May-June issue of Skiing History will hit the mail around May 13 (a Friday, of course)., but will be posted online about a week ahead of that. Look for these articles: -Skiing Schruns and the Montafon Valley: The old smuggling route between Austria and Switzerland where refugees escaped during World War II. -Marco Tonazzi, the Vail-based entrepreneur recalls his[Read More…]

by April 14, 2022 0 comments Nostalgia, Ski History
Skiing History Magazine (March/April)

Skiing History Magazine (March/April)

The March-April issue of Skiing History magazine is scheduled to mail at the end of February. Here’s what you can look forward to: A major tribute to Spider Sabich, the charismatic racer who helped put World Pro Skiing on the map and was shot to death at age 32. Spider will be inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame[Read More…]

by February 17, 2022 0 comments Nostalgia, Ski History
Skiing History Magazine

Skiing History Magazine

Covid-related delays at the printer and post office caused the November-December issue of Skiing History to mail a month late. The online version posted right after Thanksgiving, and you can read it here. Here’s what you’ll find: Aspen’s Anniversary: 75 years ago, Aspen built its first chairlifts and opened for business. Most of us are familiar with the story of[Read More…]

by January 6, 2022 0 comments Other News, Ski History
Summarizing Skiing History Magazine’s Sept-Oct 2021 Issue

Summarizing Skiing History Magazine’s Sept-Oct 2021 Issue

Skiing History magazine, a project of the International Skiing History Association (ISHA), is published six times a year. Its collection of articles is always interesting. Click on ISHA’s “Take A Run With Us!” advertisement and register for a free digital issue. Better yet, support skiing history and ISHA by becoming a member! Membership is a terrific gift for any older[Read More…]

by September 28, 2021 2 comments Nostalgia
Each dimension can be varied in different ski types. Know your preferences.
Credit: Brittanica

Picking Your Next Skis: The Essentials

When buying skis, choose a ski based on matching width and turn radius to the kind of snow you like. Hard snow: select a ski with a narrow waist – 76mm or narrower. Soft groomers (or general western front-of-mountain skiing): select a moderate waist – 75 to 85mm. Resort powder (with firm surface underneath): select a mid-fat waist – 85[Read More…]

by October 27, 2015 12 comments Skis