International Skiing History Association Day

Published On February 12, 2020


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 skiwear 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. To explore Mad River’s unique place in skiing’s history, click here.

Check in and register on the 3rd floor of the ski area’s “Base Box”, pick -up your goodie bag, lift ticket and find your mountain guide. The registration table will be open from 8 a.m.-noon. Following the morning of skiing, a noon buffet luncheon awaits registrants who will join Mad River notables, ISHA members and long-time Valley ski fans on this 3rd floor of the Base Box.  The pre-purchased (on line) Lift Ticket & Lunch package is $64; lunch only, $15.    

8:30 a.m. to Noon:  Guided mountain skiing 

Noon to 1:30: Lunch & heritage presentation   

1:30 to 3:30:  Guided mountain skiing 

3:30 to 5:  Informal Apres-Ski gathering in the General Stark Pub – Cash Bar

Click here for on-line pre-registration.

Luncheon attendees are encouraged to wear vintage attire, prizes to be determined. 

At 12:30, step into Mad River Glen’s history with a colorful presentations by Dr. E John B. Allen, John Schultz and Rick Moulton. Mad River was one of the state’s earliest operating ski areas, opening on Dec. 11, 1948 with its 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, and free copies of the popular Skiing History magazine available with membership information about joining this international nonprofit organization. 

In addition to publishing Skiing History six times a year in print and online, ISHA  maintains, the internet’s most extensive website for information about the sport’s history.  In addition ISHA presents annual awards for the year’s best ski history books, films and creative media.  Additional Life Time Achievement Awards are given to people and organizations that present or preserve skiings heritage. This year’s ISHA Awards will be presented on March 26 at  Sun Valley, Idaho. 

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