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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 on March 26, in Sun Valley.

Another new Hall of Famer is Sven Coomer, the man who made plastic boots comfortable and skiable. In an excerpt from his memoirs, Sven recounts the development process, beginning in 1968, that led to the revolutionary Nordica boots of 1971-74.

Because we’ll hold our 30th Annual ISHA Awards Banquet in Sun Valley on March 24, we’ll take a look at one of the overlooked aspects of the resort’s history: The ski-jumping and slalom hill on Ruud Mountain, developed in 1936 by Alf Engen and Sigmund Ruud. Abandoned in 1965, Ruud Mountain hosted two decades of spectacular competitions.

Lindsey Vonn has just published a memoir, Rise. We have a review of the book. Also, we’ll publish the list of ISHA Award winners for this year.

Overcrowding at ski resorts, and delayed opening of lifts and terrain made national news in January. We offer an analysis of the business decisions and economic trends that led to a nationwide skier revolt this winter.

John Allen writes an appreciation of the British landscape artist Adrian Allinson (1890-1959), who created some spectacular canvasses of Alpine scenery.

To read the new issue online in February, and get the print magazine in March, go to skiinghistory.org/join.

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