International Skiing History Association Day

Published On September 3, 2019
February 28, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Dig out those stretch pants, runaway straps and bamboo poles of yesteryear and celebrate Skiing History Day at Mad River Glen with the International Skiing History Association (ISHA) and Skiing History magazine. Mark the calendar for Friday, Feb. 28, and don some of your vintage ski wear and join fellow ski history buffs for a day on one of America’s most iconic ski areas. In fact, Mad River is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Wax nostalgic and celebrate Mad River’s legendary 72-year history.  All are welcome to join in this ski down memory lane as we explore Mad River Glen’s unique place in skiing history.

Check in on the 3rd floor of the Base Box, pick-up your goodie bag and lift ticket and find your Mountain guide. Following the morning of skiing, a noon buffet luncheon awaits registrants who will join Mad River Glen notables, ISHA members and long-time Valley ski fans on the 3rd floor of the Base Box. Luncheon attendees, who are encouraged to wear vintage attire, will receive one raffle ticket for a series of prizes. The pre-purchased Lift Ticket & Lunch package is just $64; lunch-only option; $15.

8:00AM to 12:00PM Check-in

8:30AM to 12:00PM  Guided Mountain Skiing

12:00PM to 1:20PM Lunch & Heritage Presentation

1:30PM to 3:30PM Guided Mountain Skiing

3:30PM to 5:00PM Informal Après Ski in General Stark’s Pub – Cash Bar

Click here for online pre-registration!

Mad River Glen is one of the state’s earliest operating ski areas, opening on Dec. 11, 1948 with our now famous Single Chair, preserved and authentically reproduced as an updated single, it continues as the longest operating Single Chair lift in the world.   

ISHA representatives will be on hand, free copies of the popular Skiing History magazine available with membership information about joining the international nonprofit organization. 

In addition to publishing Skiing History six times a year in print and online, ISHA also maintains, the internet’s most extensive website for information about the sport’s history, and presents annual awards for lifetime achievement and the year’s best ski history books, films and creative media. This year’s ISHA Awards will be presented on March 26 at  Sun Valley, Idaho. 

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