The Story of Modern Skiing

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.

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

I appreciate the flattering comments from Michael Berry and Henrik Bull about The Story of Modern Skiing, which appeared in the last issue of Skiing Heritage. Scores of ISHA members have purchased the book. Two readers whom I poignantly ...

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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

The story of modern ski lift development was given a real beginning with a cover story on Ernest Constam and his J-bar — built at Davos in 1934, the first circulating overhead cable in history, prototype for the chairlift.

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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

The story of modern ski lift development was given a real beginning with a cover story on Ernest Constam and his J-bar — built at Davos in 1934, the first circulating overhead cable in history, prototype for the chairlift.

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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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Two Planks and a Passion

Predating the wheel, the ski has played an important role in our history. This is brilliantly brought to life in this engaging book.

Author: Roland Huntford

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441134011

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Predating the wheel, the ski has played an important role in our history. This is brilliantly brought to life in this engaging book.
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Leisure Cultures and the Making of Modern Ski Resorts

American Bucks and Austrian Buccaneers: Sun Valley—The Making of America's First Winter Resort Günter Bischof Winter Tourism Sometime in 1950, a Vienna newspaper published a story about the Arlberg region (Austria's “cradle of skiing” ...

Author: Philipp Strobl

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319920252

Category: Sports & Recreation

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This edited volume offers an historical perspective on the creation of a global mass industry around skiing. By focusing on the ski resort as loci par excellence for global exchange, the contributors consider the development of skiing around the world during the crucial post-war years. With its global lens, Leisure Cultures and the Making of Modern Ski Resorts highlights both commonalities and differences between countries. Experts across various fields of research cover developments across the ski-able world, from Europe, Asia and America to Australia. Attention to media and material cultures reveals an insight into global fashions, consumption and ski cultures, and the impact of mainstream media in the 1960s and 1970s. This global and interdisciplinary approach will appeal to history, sociology, cultural and media research scholars interested in a cultural history of skiing, as well as those with more broad interests in globalization, consumption research, and knowledge transfer.
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Historical Dictionary of Skiing

Translated from Zur Kultur des Skisports. Oberhofen: F. I. S. [2002]. Flower, Raymond. The Story of Ski-ing and Other Winter Sports. London: Angus and Robertson, 1976. Fry, John. The Story of Modern Skiing.

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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Ski

Fry, a former editor-in-chief of SKI, is the author of The Story of Modern Skiing, now in its second printing. Peter Heller ("Taming the Jane," page 78) had long eyed accomplished bump skiers with envy. "I'd been watching them from the ...

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In the 1960s, pioneering boarder Tom Sims fashioned a “skiboard” aimed at mimicking skateboarding on snow. ... 0 ]ohn Fry is the author of The Story of Modern Skiing, about the revolution in technique, equzlbmerrz' and resorts that ...

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Ski Trails and Wildlife

Many related but unmentioned publications are also listed Chapter 1: SKIING Johannsen, Alice E. Jack Rabbit ... Ski Towns, and the Environment The Sierra Club side of the story Fry, John The Story of Modern Skiing - 2006 This view from ...

Author: Eric Burr

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781412058179

Category: Nature

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Snow sports are usually the first step to learning about snow country wildlife, which is only as safe as knowledgeable people want it to be. Unfortunately knowledge is too often lacking, and skiing is perceived as detrimental too wildlife. Reality is that skiing in all its many forms, from ski lift resorts to far flung Scandinavian style ski touring, holds the keys to wildlife conservation and restoration. No amount of litigation can change this basic fact of life, although the Mineral King Case (from the Supreme Court of the United States) certainly changed the legal landscape for all environmental litigation. Mineral King's near miss at becoming another ski lift avalanche disaster area preceded Early Winters, another almost ski lift area which shares the honor of being a Supreme Court case, and is the last chapter of this book. Olympic National Park is the other ski history explored, so that the National Parks are given equal emphasis with America's National Forests and Canada's Crown Lands. An extensive bibliography also includes many electronically available sources. The language is not technical and no prior experience with either skiing or wildlife is presumed. The book is primarily written for both skiing and wildlife enthusiasts, who may not know much about each other. It is intended as a peace offering to hopefully prevent future ski wars and unnecessary trips through the legal system. That effort could be better spent restoring wildlife and the life support system of our circumpolar boreal forest.
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E: contributors Photographer Jesse Chehak, who spent time with the young ski racers of Buck Hill, Minn., for this month's ... His recent book, The Story of Modern Skiing, was published last year by University Press of New England.

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A crew of 350 workers completed the four—story lodge in just 15 months, entirely by hand, inside and out. And what a lodge it would be. ... is t/w author g'The Story of Modern Skiing. IF LONG JOHNS BELIEVED IN REINCARNATION, ...

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The Horse s Mouth

Author: Harry Ambrose

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Category: Skis and skiing

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Skiing Heritage Journal

As technology penetrated the sport in the 1960s, a ski came to be seen more and more as a product, ... His views on ski testing are derived from research for his book, The Story of Modern Skiing (2006, University Press of New England.) ...

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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

On the contrary, the story of St. Anton is, in large measure, the story of the emergence of modern skiing; in the starring roles are the confidant of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and a veritable roster of skiing's hall of fame.

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Freestyle competitions attracted thousands of skiers, and hot-dog photos in ski periodicals inspired a new generation of skiers. ... The article was adapted from Fry's book, The Story of Modern Skiing (University Press of New England).

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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

(Source: The Story of Modern Skiing by John Fry, published by University Press of New England) IN THE NEWS. The Head Ski Company reports orders from retailers running far ahead of production, even though the Baltimore plant is operating ...

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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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Ski

By John Fry If you were single, the ingredients of a successful ski trip for generations of skiers were a big lodge with communal dining, a bar that was open past midnight, ... 0 ]0hnF1y is the author ry' The Story of Modern Skiing.

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Making Meaning Out of Mountains

The Political Ecology of Skiing Mark C.J. Stoddart ... Chapter 3: Cyborg Skiers and Snowy Collectives Murphy, Leadership in Disaster, 38. Ibid., 42-43. Haraway, Simians, Cyborgs, and Women. ... 19 Fry, The Story of Modern Skiing, 74.

Author: Mark C.J. Stoddart

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774821988

Category: Political Science

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Mountains bear the imprint of human activity. Scars from logging and surface mining sit alongside national parks and ski lodges. Although the environmental effects of extractive industries are well known, skiing is more likely to bring to mind images of luxury, wealth, and health. Drawing on interviews, field observations, and media analysis, Stoddart reveals the multiple, often conflicting meanings attached to skiing by skiers, mass media, First Nations, industry leaders, and environmentalists in British Columbia. Stoddart challenges us to reflect on skiing’s negative effects as he exposes how certain groups came to be viewed as the “natural” inhabitants and legitimate managers of mountain environments.
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Sport and Urban Space in Europe

Allen, E.J.B. From Skiing to Skisport: One Hundred Years of an American Sport, 1840–1940. Boston: University of Massachusetts, 1993. Allen, E.J.B. The Culture and Sport of Skiing. ... The Story of Modern Skiing.

Author: Thierry Terret

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317435723

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Filling a gap in the literature on the history of sport in Europe, the book brings together complementary studies on diverse aspects of the interrelation between sport and urban space. Going from geography to political science, from sports history to urban and transport history, it suggests a three-fold approach. A first thematic group of researches ranges around "Sport Development and Urban Spaces", exploring the impact of the city on the rise of sport. A second focal point is related to "Sport Policies and Local Identities" with a special attention given to the making of sport venues and competitions in the making of urban identity. A third thematic group includes studies on "Sport Facilities, Engineers and Workers". The articulation of the three parts builds a unique contribution to the process of identity making at a European level. This book was published a sa special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.
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