From Skisport to Skiing

"The first full-length study of skiing in the United States, this book traces the history of the sport from its utilitarian origins to its advent as a purely recreational and competitive activity.

Author: E. John B. Allen

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"The first full-length study of skiing in the United States, this book traces the history of the sport from its utilitarian origins to its advent as a purely recreational and competitive activity." "During the mid-1800s, inhabitants of frontier mining communities in the Sierra and Rocky mountains used skis for many practical reasons, including mail and supply delivery, hunting, and railroad repair. In some towns skis were so common that, according to one California newspaper, "the ladies do nearly all their shopping and visiting on them."" "But it was Norwegian immigrants in the Midwest, clinging to their homeland traditions, who first organized the skisport. Through the founding of local clubs and the National Ski Association, this ethnic group dominated American skiing until the 1930s." "At this time, a wave of German immigrants infused America with the ethos of what we today call Alpine skiing. This type of skiing became increasingly popular, especially in the East among wealthy collegians committed to the romantic pursuit of the "strenuous life." Ski clubs proliferated in towns and on college campuses and specialized resorts cropped up from New England to California. At the same time, skiing became mechanized with tows and lifts, and the blossoming equipment and fashion industries made a business of the sport." "On the eve of World War II, as the book concludes its story, all the elements were in place for the explosion in recreational and competitive skiing that erupted after 1945."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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The Culture and Sport of Skiing

A comprehensive history of skiing from its earliest origins to the outbreak of World War II, this book traces the transformation of what for centuries remained an exclusively utilitarian practice into the exhilarating modern sport we know ...

Author: E. John B. Allen

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: UOM:39015070743540

Category: Sports & Recreation

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A comprehensive history of skiing from its earliest origins to the outbreak of World War II, this book traces the transformation of what for centuries remained an exclusively utilitarian practice into the exhilarating modern sport we know today. E. John B. Allen places particular emphasis on the impact of culture on the development of skiing, from the influence of Norwegian nationalism to the role of the military in countries as far removed as Austria, India, and Japan. Although the focus is on Europe, Allen's analysis ranges all over the snow-covered world, from Algeria to China to Zakopane. He also discusses the participation of women and children in what for much of its history remained a male-dominated sport. Of all the individuals who contributed to the modernization of skiing before World War II, Allen identifies three who were especially influential: Fridtjof Nansen of Norway, whose explorations on skis paradoxically inspired the idea of skiing as sport; Arnold Lunn of England, whose invention of downhill skiing and the slalom were foundations of the sport's globalization; and Hannes Schneider, whose teachings introduced both speed and safety into the sport. Underscoring the extent to which ancient ways persisted despite modernization, the book ends with the Russo-Finnish War, a conflict in which the Finns, using equipment that would have been familiar a thousand years before, were able to maneuver in snow that had brought the mechanized Soviet army to a halt. More than fifty images not only illustrate this rich history but provide further opportunity for analysis of its cultural significance.
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Skiing

MERRY QUE OF SCOTS What follows are excerpts from "Ski Scotland 93- 94," a brochure produced by the Scottish Tourist Board highlighting that nation's ...

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The Story of Modern Skiing

John Fry, “The Afghan Ski Connection,” SKI Magazine (January 2002): 26. 13. E. John B. Allen, the ski historian, ... Allen, From Skisport to Skiing, 7. 14.

Author: John Fry

Publisher: University Press of New England

ISBN: 9781512601565

Category: Sports & Recreation

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This is the definitive history of the sport that has exhilarated and infatuated about 30 million Americans and Canadians over the course of the last fifty years. Consummate insider John Fry chronicles the rise of a ski culture and every aspect of the sport's development, including the emergence of the mega-resort and advances in equipment, technique, instruction, and competition. The Story of Modern Skiing is laced with revelations from the author's personal relationships with skiing greats such as triple Olympic gold medalists Toni Sailer and Jean-Claude Killy, double gold medalist and environmental champion Andrea Mead Lawrence, first women's World Cup winner Nancy Greene, World Alpine champion Billy Kidd, Sarajevo gold and silver medalists Phil and Steve Mahre, and industry pioneers such as Vail founder Pete Seibert, metal ski designer Howard Head, and plastic boot inventor Bob Lange. Fry writes authoritatively of alpine skiing in North America and Europe, of Nordic skiing, and of newer variations in the sport: freestyle skiing, snowboarding, and extreme skiing. He looks closely at skiing's relationship to the environment, its portrayal in the media, and its response to social and economic change. Maps locating major resorts, records of ski champions, and a timeline, bibliography, glossary, and index of names and places make this the definitive work on modern skiing. Skiers of all ages and abilities will revel in this lively tale of their sport's heritage.
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Skiing Heritage Journal

.ISHA Founder #3... recipient of ISHA Ullr Award in 1996 for New England and Tliereabouts: A Ski Tracing. . .named to Vermont Ski Hall of Fame in 2008.

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Skiing Heritage is a quarterly Journal of original, entertaining, and informative feature articles on skiing history. Published by the International Skiing History Association, its contents support ISHA's mission "to preserve skiing history and to increase awareness of the sport's heritage."
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Skiing Heritage Journal

But the Nansen Ski Club of Berlin, New Hampshire, was founded in 1872 and it ... John Allen, in his authoritative From Skisport to Skiing, writes that the ...

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Skiing Heritage is a quarterly Journal of original, entertaining, and informative feature articles on skiing history. Published by the International Skiing History Association, its contents support ISHA's mission "to preserve skiing history and to increase awareness of the sport's heritage."
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Calgary Goes Skiing

ENDNOTES 1 I . William Berry , The Great North American Ski Book ( New York ... 17 5 E . John B . Allen , From Ski Sport to Skiing ( Amherst : University of ...

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Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

ISBN: 1894765656

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Calgary Goes Skiing tells the story of the Calgary Ski Club. From its origins in 1920 with Scandinavian ski jumpers in Elbow Park to the family racing club of the 1960s to today's adult recreation club, it's all here. This is the colourful story of the city's ski pioneers who helped establish the sport in Calgary and Banff National Park.
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Ski Soldier

Asterisks (*) indicate sources for quotations that appear in Ski Soldier. Books. Allen, E. John B. From Skisport to Skiing: One Hundred Years of An American ...

Author: Louise Borden

Publisher: Boyds Mills Press

ISBN: 9781684371471

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Ski Soldier is a true-life adventure story for readers ages 10 to 14 by noted nonfiction writer Louise Borden. It tells the story of Pete Seibert, a ski soldier severely wounded in World War II who went on to found the Vail Ski Resort in Colorado. Ever since he first strapped on his mother's wooden skis when he was seven, Pete Seibert always loved to ski. At 18, Pete enlisted in the U.S. Army and joined the 10th Mountain Division, soldiers who fought on skis in World War II. In the mountains of Italy, Pete encountered the mental and physical horrors of war. When he was severely wounded and sent home to recover, Pete worried that he might never ski again. But with perseverance and the help of other 10th Mountain ski soldiers, he took to the slopes again and fulfilled his boyhood dream--founding the famous ski resort in Vail, Colorado.
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Skiing Heritage Journal

E. John B. Allen Lifetime Achievement Award for Ski History John Allen is an ... skiing — From Skisport to Skiing: One Hundred Years of an American Sport, ...

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Skiing Heritage is a quarterly Journal of original, entertaining, and informative feature articles on skiing history. Published by the International Skiing History Association, its contents support ISHA's mission "to preserve skiing history and to increase awareness of the sport's heritage."
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Historical Dictionary of Skiing

Skilaufes. JubiläumsSchrift des Ski-Club Glarus 1893–1928. Glarus: Ski Club Glarus, 1928. Ski-Club Basel, ed. Ski-Club Basel. Eine Chronik über 100 Jahre ...

Author: E. John B. Allen

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810868021

Category: Reference

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Skiing is one of the oldest modes of transportation known, predating the wheel with dated artifacts to prove its pedigree. Skiing for sport, however, did not become common until about 150 years ago. The first Winter Olympic Games, held in Chamonix, France in 1924, were the first to introduce skiing as a competition. Events were held in both ski jumping and cross-country skiing. With advances in technology and increased leisure time, the popularity of skiing as a sport has risen exponentially since it was first introduced. The Historical Dictionary of Skiing relates the history of the sport through a comprehensive alphabetical dictionary with detailed, cross-referenced entries on key figures, places, competitions, and governing bodies within the sport. Author E. John B. Allen introduces the reader to the history of skiing through a detailed chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes and an extensive bibliography. This book is an excellent access point for researchers, students, and anyone interested in the history of skiing.
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Skiing Heritage Journal

Paul Vesterstein's Continental Ski Shop: Lectures, films, demos, ski travel were all part of the mix. Nancy (right) at age four with sisters Elizabeth (left ...

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Skiing Heritage is a quarterly Journal of original, entertaining, and informative feature articles on skiing history. Published by the International Skiing History Association, its contents support ISHA's mission "to preserve skiing history and to increase awareness of the sport's heritage."
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Skiing Heritage Journal

He pulled together a decent post- recession ski meet at Ishpeming in 1904 and ... Writing in the NSA annual Skisport in 1906, he declared that it was NSA ...

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Skiing Heritage is a quarterly Journal of original, entertaining, and informative feature articles on skiing history. Published by the International Skiing History Association, its contents support ISHA's mission "to preserve skiing history and to increase awareness of the sport's heritage."
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Skiing Heritage Journal

Ski-idraet, as a culture and philosophy, was a noble Norwegian notion, and it drove the early ski sport in the U. S. Enter a new society of achievers, ...

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Skiing Heritage is a quarterly Journal of original, entertaining, and informative feature articles on skiing history. Published by the International Skiing History Association, its contents support ISHA's mission "to preserve skiing history and to increase awareness of the sport's heritage."
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Midwest Skiing

Sources Adamski - Peek , Lori , U. S. National Ski Hall of Fame and Museum Archives Photographs : 58 top , 58 bottom . Bays , Ted , Nine Thousand Years of ...

Author: John Pontti

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738501247

Category: History

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The history of skiing in the Midwest closely parallels the history of the settling of the region. The Norwegians, Finns, and Swedes who emigrated to the Midwest brought with them this sport, one that began as necessary means of transportation in their native Scandinavian homelands. Whether it be the excitement of the cross country race, or the daring young men and women risking life and limb jumping the hills, skiing captured the imagination of the immigrants and locals alike. Together they formed local ski clubs and participated in competitions across the region throughout the long winter months, and many of these same daredevils showcased their talents to the world as members of US Olympic teams. Midwest Skiing: A Glance Back is a stunning visual history that allows us to look back not only on the early times and places, but the people who made this pastime into one of the most popular recreational and competitive sports.
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Skiing Heritage Journal

On the face of it, it would appear that despite recent erosion, the ski club scene today embraces about three times as many Americans today as it did 35 ...

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Skiing Heritage is a quarterly Journal of original, entertaining, and informative feature articles on skiing history. Published by the International Skiing History Association, its contents support ISHA's mission "to preserve skiing history and to increase awareness of the sport's heritage."
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Skiing Heritage Journal

Ski. History. At. Park. City,. the. first. International. Ski. History ... academic history of the U.S. sport, From Skisport to Skiing, and you have clout.

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Skiing Heritage is a quarterly Journal of original, entertaining, and informative feature articles on skiing history. Published by the International Skiing History Association, its contents support ISHA's mission "to preserve skiing history and to increase awareness of the sport's heritage."
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Skiing Trauma and Safety

According to this lore, now reinforced by alcohol sales revenues, sellers' and manufacturers' sponsorships and endorsements of ski events, and contrived ...

Author: Robert J. Johnson

Publisher: ASTM International

ISBN: 0803124724

Category: Medical

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Skiing Heritage Journal

(From the November 1954 issue of Ski) The Bath Cycle and Ski Shop in Woolrich, Me., ... (From John Allen's From Skisport to Skiing, 1993) HAUGEN HONORED.

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Skiing Heritage is a quarterly Journal of original, entertaining, and informative feature articles on skiing history. Published by the International Skiing History Association, its contents support ISHA's mission "to preserve skiing history and to increase awareness of the sport's heritage."
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The Physics of Skiing

Skiing at the Triple Point David A. Lind, Scott P. Sanders. Handbooks, Guides, and Symposia The Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA), ...

Author: David A. Lind

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781475743456

Category: Science

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"A fascinating look inside the complexities and enjoyment of skiing. For every skier, from the beginner to the Olympic Gold Medalist, this book provides a treasure of information." -PAUL MAJOR, ATHLETIC DIRECTOR, U.S. SKI TEAM "I was delighted to learn from this interesting book more about the physics of a sport I have enjoyed for more than seventy years." -NORMAN RAMSEY, NOBEL LAUREATE IN PHYSICS, HARVARD UNIVERSITY
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