Manchester Center, VT - January 16, 2018
Who'll Win at Pyeongchang? ISHA’S Skiing History Magazine Says Look at Racers Who Won Gold When it Counted
Visit the ISHA Booth at OR + Snow Show in Denver, Jan. 25-28, 2018, No. 32001 UL
MANCHESTER CENTER, VT (Jan. 17, 2018) – Mention the greatest alpine ski racers of all time, and you usually hear a recitation of racers with career-long stats – for example, Sweden’s Ingemar Stenmark, winner over 16 winters of a record 86 World Cup races; and American Lindsey Vonn, who has broken Annemarie Moser-Proell’s 62 victories, with 78 by the end of 2017.
Neither of them won more than one gold medal in a single Winter Games. Skiing’s superstars are athletes who don’t appear on lists counting most races won. They won races that most counted, according to the new Olympic preview story in Skiing History magazine (January-February 2018), written by John Fry, author, editor and chairman of the board of the International Skiing History Association (ISHA) based in Manchester Center, VT.
Fry ranks the 11 greatest men and women alpine skiers in a single Winter Games, including Toni Sailer in 1956 and Janica Kostelic in 2002. The entire list can be seen at the ISHA exhibit at the Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show in Denver, Jan. 25 to 28, 2018. Visitors can sign up for a free one-year digital subscription to Skiing History, the bimonthly journal of a community of skiers and dedicated volunteers passionate about preserving and communicating ski history worldwide. Free trial subscriptions will be offered at the association booth no. 32001 UL (shared with NSSRA).
On display will be vintage ski gear and a poster signed by legendary female alpine racers who won gold for the U.S. on early Olympic teams, including Gretchen Fraser (1948 slalom, St. Moritz) and Andrea Mead Lawrence (1952 slalom and giant slalom, Oslo), on loan from Vintage Ski World based in Carbondale, Colorado.
The International Skiing History Association (ISHA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve and advance the knowledge of ski history and to increase public awareness of the sport’s heritage. It is recognized worldwide as an important resource for comprehensive, accurate information on the history of ski resorts, personalities, equipment, technique and events. ISHA’s 1,500 members – including resort and industry leaders, World Cup and Olympic racers, leading authors and historians, and passionate skiers from two dozen nations – share a love of the sport and its rich past. Six times a year, the association publishes a bimonthly magazine called Skiing History.
For more information, including details on membership, view www.skiinghistory.org
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