World Class Receives the International Skiing History Association’s Ullr Award

Alf Engen Museum, Park City, April 4, 2019
MANCHESTER CENTER, VT (March 4, 2019) – The International Skiing History Association (ISHA) has announced the 2018 winners of its annual awards recognizing “outstanding creative work in ski history.”  The eleven winners come from around the U.S., from Maine and Vermont, New York and Michigan, to Utah, Colorado and Washington, as well as Australia and Switzerland.  The awards will be presented April 4, 2019, at the Alf Engen Ski Museum in Park City, Utah, during ISHA’s annual awards banquet.
First established in 1993, the awards are presented each year for work that preserves and advances understanding of skiing’s colorful history worldwide. They acknowledge published or formally completed books, papers, films, websites and other media.
At the award banquet in Park City, three authors will receive ISHA’s Ullr awards, and seven will receive its Skade award.
The winners are:
Presented for a single outstanding contribution or several contributions to skiing’s overall historical record in published book form:
World Class: The Making of the U.S. Women’s Cross-Country Ski Team by Peggy Shinn
Norwich: One Tiny Vermont Town’s Secret to Happiness and Excellence by Karen Crouse
Die Skibindungen im Wandel der Zeit by Jürg Hess
Presented for an outstanding work on regional ski history, or for an outstanding work published in book form that is focused in part on ski history:
Thredbo: Pioneers, Legends, Community by Chas Keys
Pine Mountain Ski Jump: A History of Ski Jumping in the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Areaby Dr. John Dougoveto
Avalanche Busters: A Historical Memoir of the Snowbird and Alta Ski Patrols by Linda Bonar
A Century on Skis: The First 100 Years of the Chisholm Ski Club of Rumford, Maine by Scott Andrews
Spokane’s History of Skiing, 1913-2018 by Cris M. Currie
A History of Aspen Highlands: Where Have All the Characters Gone? by John Moore
Titcomb, A Mountain of Ski Memories: A History of How a Maine Community Recreation Area Thrives by Megan Roberts
Ski Town, Race Town: A Celebration of Ski Racing in Aspen-Roch Cup to World Cup Finals, edited by Michael Miracle and Christin Cooper-Taché
A History of the Early Development of Perisher-Smiggins by John Davis
The awards are presented every year in a different ski town; in recent years, the event has been held in Squaw Valley, Calif. (2018), Stowe, Vt. (2017), Aspen (2016) and Steamboat (2015) in Colorado.
The nonprofit International Skiing History Association publishes the colorful bimonthly Skiing History magazine, which active ISHA members can also read online. The organization’s website,, is the internet’s most extensive website for information about the sport’s history.
Media Contact:
Kathe Dillmann
ISHA Marketing & Events Coordinator
Jeff Blumenfeld, ISHA board member
203 326 1200,

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