6300 BC
6300-5000 BC Oldest skis found in Russia near Lake Sindor (about 1,200km northwest of Moscow). Ski...
6000 BC
The word 'ski' (from suksi) was used in Finland. Source: Eero Naskali of the Helsinki National B...
5100 BC
5100+/-150 Oldest ski found in Norway was Vefsn Nordland Ski. Source: Steinar Sørenson, Glomsdal ...
4000 BC
Rock carvings found at Bøla, Norway. Source: Rune Flaten: The Skier from Bøla. Ski History Confer...
3343 BC - 2939 BC
Skis found at Drevja, Norway. Source: Rune Flaten: The Skier from Bøla. Ski History Conference,...
3300 BC
The Salla ski was found in Finland in 1938. Originally 180cm long, about 15cm wide with 5 grooves....
3000 BC
Bog finds and rock paintings in Russia and Scandinavia prove the use of skis by people at that time...
Kalvatrask ski dated to c. 3000 BC. Finds include a nearly complete ski, one other parts and a pole...
2700 BC
Two complete skis and a pole dating from this time were dug out of a bog at Kalvträsk Sweden, in 19...
2500 BC
-The Hoting Ski, Angermanland, dating from about this time was dug out of a Swedish bog in 1921. ...
Circa 2500BC. Rock carving of skier (carbon dated) was made at Rødøy, a Norwegian island north of t...
2000 BC
Circa 2000 BC Rock carvings in East Karelia by Lake Aäninen & River Uikujoki. Early Stone Age. Sev...
1700 BC
1700-1500 BC Bronze age rock carvings including a skier on Aeskove Cultur. Also clay vessel with i...
1500 BC
Southern Finland Riihimäki ski. Source: Suomen Museo XXXV, 86-88. Toivo I. Itkonen: Finlands Forn...
770 BC
770 +/- 100 The Sysma Ski in Finland. Curved edge underneath. Source: Eero Naskali 1990; Lahti C...
450 BC
450+/-100 Liperi ski found 1897 in eastern Finland with flat sole and rounded boot space. Bothnic ...
200 BC - 200 AD
China. First known documentary reference to skiing from the West Han period. Source: In Chin...
c. 1600
Roller skiing
542 AD
Skis lined with badger skin and a pair of ancient bindings found at Mänttä. Source: Janne Vilkun...
552 AD
Procopius in The Gothic Wars, Book 6, xc, 16 in Procopius with an English transl. by H.B. Dewing (C...
600 - 1000
Written sources of skiing in the north – by Procopius (c. 500-565), Jordanes( 6th century) and Paul...
618
618-907 - The Chinese referred to Mongol-Turkish tribes in the official history of the Tang dynasty...
629
Thieh-lo tribe brought tribute riding on pieces of wood hunt deer over the ice. Described by Dr J...
780
780-799 Paulus Warnefrid from Longobardia described the Finns as skiing (skritofinns) as does Ignat...
900
ca. 900 Skis mentioned in 16th century by Bishop Oddur in Iceland. Source: Thorsteinn Einarsson: ...
950
-Ullr appears as a protector of hunters and fishermen in the Elder Edda. Source: Jakob Vaage:Mile...
995
Olav Tryvasson boasted that he is “better on skis than other men”. Source: Snori Sturlason, Heim...
1000
1000-1200 The poem Lemminkäinen Skiing after the Elk. (The Kalevala). Source: Eero Naskali, Lahti...
1050
Rune stones found from Ballingsta. Source: Falkner: Meilensteine*....
1199
Battle between Finnmarkers and Danes who used skis. Source: Saxo Grammaticus:, The First Nine Bo...
1206
The Birkebeiners, Thorstein Skevla and Skjervald Skrukka rescued the 2-year-old Prince Hakon Hakons...
1250
Kongsspielet, a Norwegian Book of Manners with a short section on skiing: Source: The Kings Mirr...
1274
Magnus Lagaboeter, Magnus the Lawgiver in 'Landsloven' has a law for the preservation of elk. The...
1518
Von Herbertstein travelled from Vienna to Moscow and described skiers in his book: Rerum Moskovitic...
1520
Rules were promulgated about hunting on skis in Norway. Source: Jakob Vaage, Skienes Verden. Oslo...
1521 - 1522
Fenno-Sweden's Kustaa Eeriksson later the king (Gustav Vasa) led the fight of the Taala people agai...
1525
Norwegian postal decrees
1535
Norwegian postal decrees were formulated. Source: Diplom.Norvet. XII, #558, p.687. Source: Vaage, ...
1539
Publication of the Carta Marina, (map of Finland) drawn by Olaus Magnus, a Swedish Catholic Bishop....
1550
In the 1550s the situation on the Karelian isthmus was unsettled. A furious battle broke out late ...
1555
Olaus Magnus, a Swedish Bishop, published his famous book: History of the People of Septentrionalib...
1573
Herman Fleming attacked Inkerinmaa in Russia. Some infantry and 900 peasants used skis. Source:...
1578
Sarmatiae Europeae Descriptio, Cracow, Poland, by Alexander Guagninus has drawings of Russian ski...
1590
ca.1590 The Hämeenkyrö ski found in Finland with raised footspace. Source: Eero Naskali: Lahti ...
1609
1609-1617 Skitroops were used for scouting in Fenno-Sweden battle against Russia....
1616
In the Glebovan village peace negotiations a Finnish warlord, Jacob (known in Finland as Jaakko) d...
1631
First time ski is in printed source: Bureus, Andrea, Svecia, sive de Suecorum Regis Dominiis et opib...
1644
Johannis Schefferi: Argentoratensis Lapponiae id est regionis Lapponum et gentis nova et verissima ...
1667
Binding
1671
In Pierre Martin de la Martiniere: Voyage des Pays Septentrionaux, 79, there are drawings of Samoje...
1682
Second edition of Lapponia by Schefferi with drawings of hunters on skis (both skis the same length...
1689
Janez Vaikard Valvasor, Die Ehre des Herzogtums Krain. Laibach, 1689 of Slovenia described people o...
1700
1700-1721 Great Northern War. Russians used ski troops when attacking the Karelian Isthmus. Sou...
1722
Norwegian pastor Hans Egde in Greenland, describes skiing and skating in his diary. Source: Vaage...
1733
First rules for mililitary on skis made by Jens Henrik Emahusen (1688-1752). Jens Henrik Emahusen, ...
1741
First depiction of skier with two poles. Source: P. Hergstrom: Beschreibung von dem unter schwed...
The Governor of Kymenkartano and Nyland in Finland, K.J. Stjernstedt, ordered defending ski troops ...
1748
Publication of Peter Hoegstroem, Charte ueber einen Theil des Flusses Angermanna. Leipzig: Bruehl, ...
1761
Waxing pamphlet by Oberleutnant C Hals, Elverum. Om Skismøring. Vaage, Skienes Verden, 254....
1767
Prizes for military ski competitions in Norway. Oberst Tor Holm, in Haermuseet Akershus, Oslo (1...
1775
Literary reference to skiing in Germany. Mineralogische Geschichte des sächsischen Erzgebirge. Ha...
1779
Description of skis of unequal length (95cm short and 160 long) with sealskin. Source: Nicolai Jon...
1780
Skiing recorded in Weardale, England, approximately this date. Source: Ski Notes & Queries, Decem...
1790
1790s Russian skiers in Alaska. M.D. Tebenkov. Source: Atlas of the Northwest Coasts of Americ...
1791
In Riesenkopf area, Silesia, a sort of ski was used. Source: Johan Friedrich Zollner: Briefe ube...
1793 - 1804
1793-1804 Johann Christoph Friedrich GutsMuths, philosopher and founder of new bodybuilding method ...
1797
Dutch ship’s captain, Cornelius de Jong, wrote of Norwegian ski corps and soldiers jumping, with il...
1800
In the Telemark area, where skis were necessary to get about, the people used them with great skill...
1803
The costume of Russian Empire by Miller published in London has drawings of Ostjak hunter with shor...
1808
Ski troops fought in the war over Finland between Sweden and Russia....
Olaf Rye (1791-1849) recorded as having jumped 15 alen (c. 30ft) . The start of keeping records. ...
1808-9 Mamiya Rinshu visited Japan and described and drew skiing in northern Hokkaido: Description ...
1810
Skiers reported in Cumberland, England. Source: Alpine Journal XXXI August 1903....
1812
Napoleon's forces during retreat were harrassed by Russians on skis. Source: T.I. Ramenskai Lyzhn...
1815
Oscar Wergeland. Born 17 November Kristiansand NOR, died 1895
1825
Sondre Norheim. Born 10 June Morgedal, NOR, died 9 March 1897 North Dakota, USA
1827
Snowshoe Thompson. Born Jon Thorsteinson Rui, at Tinn in Norway, died Genoa, Nevada USA 1876
1834
First chapters of Balzac, Seraphita in the Revue du Paris in which there are descriptions of skiing...
1835
Elias Lönnrot put the Kalevala together from numerous tales making Lemminkäinen the ski running, el...
1840
Glassworkers at Schreiberhau used 1meter skis for descent only. Falkner, 100 Jahre Deutscher Skive...
1841
First reported skier in the United States (other than Alaska) in Illinois. Source: Svein Nilsson, ...
1843
First Races held in Tromsø, Norway. Vaage, "Milepeler," in Norske Skilopere: Ostlandet Nor, 20....
1850
In the Riesengebirge (Giant Mountains GER) skis about l m long and 15cm wide were used. Source: ...
1851
Fritz Huitfeldt born Borgund, NOR , died 1938
1853
Skiing reported from Danzig and Stettin. Source: C.W. Rieck, En Skifaerd i Danzig, Fra Fjeld og H...
1854
Skiing reported in Australia. Source: Vaage, Skienes Verden, 256. But it seems unlikely that it...
1855
Skiing reported in New Zealand. Source: Vaage, Skienes Verden, 256, but no supporting evidence....
1856
Mathias Zdarsky born Koschichowitz CZE 25 February, died St Polten, 20 June 1940
1859
First newspaper account of women skiing in Northern Sierra gold camps of California. Sacramento Dai...
Bjornstjerne Bjornson wrote Der ligger et Land mot den evige Sne. Source: Tor Bomann-Larsen Den E...
Or 1860 Skis first appeared in Switzerland at Sils Maria and Silvaplana belonging to Samuel Hnatek...
1860
1860s Waxes: called 'Moko’'from Chinese labour who called anything that would "make go" the skis '...
1860s Engadine children amused themselves on barrel staves. Lunn*....
Sondre Norheim jumped 30 metres without poles so held the record for more than 30 years. Source: ...
1860s Skis were used by miners in Durham, England. Source: "She" TP's Weekly", 12 February 1904,...
1860s Competition was frequent in winter in Norway and Norwegians who travelled to work or study i...
1861
Fridtjof Nansen born Norway died 1930
First newspaper accounts of skiing in Australian gold camp (Kiandra) probably by miners from Califor...
Newspaper account of women competing in downhill races for cash prizes in LaPorte. Marysville Daily...
January, First newspaper accounts of downhill ski racing for cash prizes in Northern Sierra gold ca...
1863 - 21 January
Run with a jump competition included the first known name of a female; 16 year old Ingrid Olsdatter ...
1864
Johannes Badrutt kept St Moritz open in winter and bet his English guests they would find it as sun...
1865
Broken leg while skiing
1866
Late December at Nesseby, Norway, first race that we know where competitiors were allowed to use two...
Ski school
1868
9 February-Sondre Norheim demonstrated the Christiania at Iversløkken, Norway. Vaage, "Milepeler," i...
Konrad Wild brought Norwegian ski to Mitlodi, Glarus. Reported in Aftenbladet, 10 February....
1870
Skiing reported from the Otago goldfields in New Zealand. Source: A.Warburton: "Early New Zealand...
Competition on skis became an important part of life in Norway. Norwegians who went to work in cent...
1871
E.C. Richardson born in Dumbarton GB, died 14 March 1954
An article in Aftenposten (Oslo newspaper) reported that two brothers left Norway in June to work i...
1873
Wilhelm Paulcke born Leipzig GER 8 April, died 5 October 1949
Julius Payer returned from his North Polar expedition with two skis, which are now in the Heeresges...
Skis reappeared on Bohemian side of Riesengebirge. Egger*....
Dr Carl Spengler at Davos made limited experiments on long Lapland hunting skis given to his father...
1874
Georg Bilgeri born Bregenz AUT, 11 October, died 4 December 1934
1875
In the collection of the Svenska Skidmuseet (Umeä north of Stockholm, Sweden) is a ski from norther...
Herman Smith-Johannsen, known as ‘Jackrabbit’ born NOR
1876
1876, 1878 or 1880 foundation of Kiandra Snowshoe Club, Australia. Source: Percy Hunter, "History...
1878
Finland raised its own army with skis as essential equipment. Source: Eino Nikkilä:The Story of t...
1879
Ivar Holmquist born SWE, died 1954
23 March. First official Finnish ski competition held at Tyrnävä. (before this about 30 unofficial ...
Henry Duhamel experimented in Grenoble with Swedish skis acquired from 1878 Paris Exhibition. Sour...
Visit of Telemark peasants to Christiania. Torjus and Mikkel Hemmestveit jumped 23m at first meet o...
Mr A Birch, a Norwegian from Montreal, skied from Montreal to Quebec City on "a pair of patent Norw...
First Husebyrennet
1880
Skiers appeared in the Riesengebirge (Giant Mountains). Two brothers from Görlitz skied on the Pete...
1880’s Lord Frederick Hamilton (brother-in-law and aide to Gov. General Lord Lansdowne) introduced...
About this time skiers (mostly Norwegians studying mining and metallurgy in Clausthal-Zellerfeld en...
1881
John F. Baddely founded Yukki Ski Club at St Petersburg - the earliest English ski club. Source: ...
Advertisement for ski school in Oslo. Aftenbladet, 9 February 1881....
1882
Ski Club, later known as Berlin Mills Ski Club, then Fridtjof Nansen Ski Club and finally in 1912 a...
Hickory imported from USA used for making skis in Norway. Vaage, "Milepeler," Norske Skilopere: Ost...
1883
Wilhelm Paulcke, at school in Davos, experimented with ski procured by Norwegian schoolteacher and ...
Nordenskjold expedition to Greenland in which two of his Sami, Lars Tuordas and Anders Rossas, said...
Crosscountry and ski jumping events were developed at Huseby. Whoever got the most points in the tw...
1883-5 German pioneers began to explore the mountains: Arthur Ulrichs chief forest keeper in the Ha...
Park Toboggan & Ski Club formed in Montreal QC. Canadian Ski Museum/Musee Canadien du Ski, Ottawa....
Monks, including the Prior Henri Lugon, and a monastery servant on St Bernard Pass were given skis ...
Swedish Baron Nordenskiold's expedition into Greenland in which two of his Sami were supposed to hav...
Herwig tried skis at Arosa
1884
First ski ascent of the Brocken (Germany) by two Norwegians. A History of Skiing. British Ski Year ...
1885
Nicolai Oestgaard born Norway
Skis appeared in Warmbrunn and Leiterbaden, Germany....
1885-6 Ski clubs founded in St Paul, Minneapolis and Red Wing, Minnesota.Helen White, Tale of a Co...
1886
Post delivered on skis by von Hänlein at Ballenstadt in the Harz mountains. First use of skis for p...
Austro-Hungarian landowners in Slovenia sent foresters to ski course held at Gusswerk near Murzzusc...
1886-7 First skiers in Czechoslovakia. Karl Danek. Why Us, Here and Thus? Nove Mesto Sporten: 1994....
First skis appeared in Schwarzental by Hohenelbe. Lehrer Kajetan Baier. Falkner: Meilensteine*....
9 March.Helsinki Sports Club organised ski competition. 16.5 km Crosscountry and skijumping. Finns ...
Women's ski club
1887
Graf Harrach equipped his hunt servants with Norwegin ski in Bohemian Riesengebirge. A. Lunn, "A Hi...
1888
Arnold Lunn GBR born 18 April in Madras, IND, died 2 June 1974 in London.
Fridtjof Nansen crossed the lower third of Greenland on skis, spurred on by the experience of Tuord...
First skiers in Denmark. Wilhelm Munack: Wintersport in Danemark. Der Winter VII 9 28 December 1911...
Grindelwald opened for winter sports. Rudolf Rubi: Im Tal von Grindelwald Vol III 1987....
Colonel Napier (GBR) brought Norwegian manservant Nils Nilssen to Davos with skis. A local carpente...
Mikkel Hemmestveit started manufacture of skis in St Croix, Wisconsin. St. Croix. Valley Standard, ...
First crossing of Greenland on skis
1889
23 March Oulu races held in northern Finland . 32.1km won by Aappo Luomajoki. The most important r...
Olaf Kjelsberg, locomotive engineer from Norway and one of the first skilled skiers in Central Euro...
First skis reached Tiefenbach, Germany. Falkner. Zeittafel zur historischen Entwicklung des deutsch...
Dr Tholus procured Norwegian skis to help in his rural rounds and experimented with them at Todtnau...
Max Kleinoscheg Austrian ski pioneer, began to ski at Graz. A.Lunn, "A History of Ski-ing," British...
Mathias Zdarsky went to Habernreith, near Lilienfeld, Lower Austria. Lunn*....
1890
Hannes Schneider born 14 June, Stuben, AUT died 1955
Publication of Paa Ski over Grønland by Fridtjof Nansen. Christiania: Aschehoug. Translated into E...
Karl Otto made ski ascent of Heimgarten, Bavaria. Arnold Lunn: The Story of Ski-ing 1952. Falkner, ...
First German ski club formed in Munich. Members used Karjala skis imported from Finland. Falkner: M...
Skis used in Reichenberg and Gablonz, Germany. Falkner: Zeittafel zur historischen Entwicklung des ...
Louis Dufour brought Norwegian skis to Les Avants; Domherr Jules Gross revived ski interest at Gran...
Peter Oester senior, a farmer, was first skier in Adelboden. Klopfenstein Archive, Adelboden....
Crosscountry skis made in Kerkkoo at Lampinen, Finland. Göran Selen: Borgä County History 1997....
Norwegians went to South America to work on Trans-Andean railroad. Advertisement in “Verdens Gang” ...
Mr Knocker, an English farmer, introduced skis to Meiringen. Lunn*....
1891
1891 Mathias Zdarsky, inspired by Nansen’s crossing of Greenland, began to experiment at Lilienfeld...
January. Gerald Fox brought skis to Grindelwald and was the first to ski there. Lunn: History of Sk...
First attempts to make lightweight crosscountry running skis to replace heavy hickory skis. Contemp...
Father Leuzinger obtained 5 pairs of skis in the Jura. Egger, Geschichtliches, 91*...
Norwegian skis reintroduced to Arosa by Herr Durr, a Harz forester from Brunswick and copied by car...
January Major Christof Iselin experimented with homemade ski at Glarus. Egger, Geschichtliches, 81;...
8 February. Dr Raymond Pilet, French Consul at Colmar, who skied in Alsace and the Black Forest, ap...
Joseph Fischer started to manufacture skis at Freiberg im Breisgau. And Franz Baudisch made skis in...
Dr Otto Vorwerg wrote article on skiing in Wanderer im Riesengebirge. Falkner. Zeittafel....
1892
First skier seen on the Rigi. H.A. Tanner “The Rigi“ Ski 1906-7....
8 February at top of Stuhlek Max Kleinoschegg, Toni Schruf and Wallter Wenderich founded Verband Ste...
Dr Oskar Kallas returned to Estonia from Finland with skis. Nuremberg ,Sport and Physical Education...
January, Dr Henry Lunn took Reunion Conference to Grindelwald. It was successful so he started org...
Antti Haataja was first Finn to compete in ski jumping abroad. Came 30th at Stockholm. Pekka Honkan...
Severe winter in Black Forest. Dr Tholus told Fritz Breuer and Carl Thoma about his ski experiment...
18th March. Dr Pilet and Graf Tiesenhausen skied on the Feldberg. At the Feldbergerhof they met Bre...
February – Military skiing began in Germany. Falkner: Meilensteine*....
8 November Lower Austria Ski Club founded, encouraged by Wedel-Jarlsberg of Norwegian/Swedish Consu...
Ski Club Todtnau founded. 27 November.The first Black Forest club soon attracted many students from...
Walter Konig of Glockental, Bern, obtained Hagen skis from Christiania and made local outings by mo...
Son of Herr Oberst Wille brought first skis to Bern. Egger, Geschichtliches, 88*...
Olaf Kjelsberg brought Norwegian skis to Glarus. Egger, Geschichtliches, 81.*....
The Holmenkollen era began. 20,000 spectators at first event.Falkner. Meilensteine*Vaage, Holmenko...
First German books on ski technique were published by von Wangenheim and Schneider. First letters a...
First Holmenkollen meet
1893
28-29 January. Major Iselin, Kjelsberg, von Steiger and Dr Edward Naef (raquettes) made first cross...
2 February first ski competition in Central Europe at Murzzuschlag, including downhill race with 9....
First attempts to make lightweight laminated crosscountry skis to replace heavy hickory skis, by H....
Skiers seen in Bois de Boulogne, Paris. Lunn, A History of Ski-ing, 29*....
8 February. Iselin and Jenny climbed the Schild (2,302m) the first real Alpine summit to be climbed...
Henrik Angell visited Montenegro. Morganbladet 14 & 19 February, and published a book about his vis...
Revelstoke Ski Club formed in Revelstoke, British Columbia CAN. Richard J. Caton, “History of Moun...
Georg Bilgeri began to ski at Linz. Lunn*.From 1 October 1894, Bilgeri waa posted to Linz. Gudrun ...
In New Zealand G.E. Mannering and Marmaduke Dixon made home-made skis and experimented in the Mt Co...
E and W Meisser made first visit on ski to Lenzerheide. Egger, "Geschichtliches," 86.*...
In the Jura, Grosjean and Morel climbed the Chasseral (1607m). Egger, Geschichtliches, 80; Lunn: Hi...
Pharmacist Gentil of Fleurier obtained 12 pairs of skis from Norway. Gustave Jacot in Le Locle orde...
23 March Tobias and Johann Branger with Paul Kaiser crossed the Maienfelder Furka (2,436m) from Dav...
First Swiss ski factory – the Jakober Ski Fabrik - was founded by Melchior Jakober, furniture maker...
Dr Otto Vorwerg made first ski ascent of the Schneekoppe (1603m) and published a small book of inst...
March. Arosa Rothorn (2985m a new height record) climbed by Dr C Staubli on skis with 3 companions ...
Nansen's North Pole attempt
15 March Franz Reisch climbed the Kitzbuheler Horn (1894m) in 2 hrs 45 min, 15 min less than in sum...
1893-4 Czech Ski Club formed as it broke away from the Skating Club. Pierre Minelle: “Le Ski dans l...
Publication of “Auf Schneeschuhen” by E.H. Schollmayer, manager of forestry personnel on the Snesni...
Swiss Federal Post Office sent skis from Todtnau for use by postmen in the Dischmatal, Davos. Diary...
22 November. First Swiss Ski Club founded at Glarus by Christof Iselin after initial meeting on 19 ...
Federal military authorities arranged for skis to be used by soldiers on the Gotthard. Egger*....
December. Immer, Thoni and Berg crossed the Joch Pass from Meiringen to Engelberg. The first skiers...
1894
March: Dr Arthur Conan Doyle spent the first of two winters in Davos and met Johann and Tobias Bran...
Krebs-Gygax of Schaffhausen crossed the Gotthard from Airolo to Andermatt. “Memories of an old Ski-...
A Bernese colonel from Thun obtained skis from Todtnau.Eggger, Geschichtliches, Ski (1909): 89....
Norwegians present at Muerzzuschlag's 1st International meet. Huettenegger, Steirische Skigeschicte,...
Fritz Huitfeldt invented “bolt” binding, patented it and went into production. Leif Torgersen: Frit...
Racing at Kiandra, Australia. Record was a quarter-mile in 18 seconds (c. 50 mph). Letter in Norsk ...
Dr 0tto Vorwerg published a short brochure on skiing called Das Schilauferverein....
Moscow Ski Club founded. Algemeine Sport Zeitung (8 December 1894) 1334....
1895
Zdarsky took on first pupil at Lilienfeld.Source?)...
Publication of “Arbok” of the Norwegian Ski Association, edited by Karl Roll....
Publication of Henrik Angell, "Gjennem Montenegro paa Ski”, Christiania....
lst December Schwarzwald Ski Club was founded by Paulcke. This was an association of Black Forest c...
Arbeiter-Turnerbund (Workers Gymnasts Association) formed in Germany....
Paul Montandon of Thun with his wife obtained skis from Norway, Glarus and Lilienfeld. “Early Mount...
First Czech ski clubs formed in Prague and Starkenbach in the Riesengebirge. Falkner Zeittafel. ...
1895-6 Edward and William Richardson (GBR) visited Norway to skate but skied instead. British Ski Y...
1896
Publication of Alpine Lilienfelder Ski-lauf Technik by Mathias Zdarsky. It started a division of op...
Copenhagen Ski Club founded. Jørn Hansen: Come to Norway my Friend. Danish Winter Sport as Touris...
Publication of Huitfeldt’s book, Larebog i Skilobning....
5 January Paulcke, de Beauclair, Baur and Steinweg climbed the Oberalpstock (3360m). Paulcke, "Der ...
First military races in Central Europe were run on the Feldberg....
Schwarzwald Ski Club organised the first downhill race in Germany from Seebock to the Feldbergerhof...
Martin Strand started business in shack behind his house in Minneapolis: Martin Strand: Ski Running...
Ski Club des Alpes was formed by friends of Duhamel, Grenoble. Lunn*....
First Ski Club in Riesengebirge founded at Hohenelbe....
May. Freiburg students under Paulcke and de Beauclair climbed Fibbia and Piz Lucendro. Paulcke*...
1897
Dr Payot used skis to visit his patients in Chamonix, France. Lunn/, History of Ski-ing, 29.*....
In January Samuel Brawand and brothers from Grindelwald, with the Russian Alfred Belaieff, crossed ...
17-23 January Wilhelm Paulcke with de Beauclair, Lohmüller, Ehlert and Mönnichs crossed the Bernese...
6 March.The first formal ski race in Western Canada was held at Red Mountain, Rossland, BC, organis...
L.A.Kind, a Swiss engineer at Turin, introduced ski into Italy. British Ski Year Book (1925): 94 an...
The Owen sisters, the Bostock brothers and Canon Savage made adventurous tours at Grindelwald. Lunn...
Martin Conway’s expedition 1896-97 crossed Spitzbergen on ski. Conway, The First Crossing of Spitz...
Johann Branger and Herbert Aldridge skied from Davos to St Moritz over the Scaletta Pass and back o...
August. Von Arlt made first summer ski expedition on glaciers, climbing Johannisberg (3,467m) in Au...
1898
New Year. Paulcke and Helbling climbed Monte Rosa to a height of 4,200m. Paulcke, "Eine Skitour zu...
Four Bernese ski-runners, led by Emil Cardinaux, made traverse from Kandersteg to Lauterbrunnen, cr...
Paul Montandon took skis to the Great St Bernard, the Furka and Piz Lucendro. Egger, Geschichtliche...
Ehlert and Mönnichs crossed the Oberalp and Lukmanier passes.. Alpina (1898): 28; Egger, Geschichtl...
Professor Schweitzer and friends discovered Vorab near Flims as a ski district. Alpina (1898): 64; ...
Henry Lunn took a group of British to Chamonix. His 10-year-old son, Arnold, accompanied them. Skis...
The War Eagle Trophy for the Ski Jumping Championships of Canada 24 February was presented to Olaus...
Bilgeri started to train Army skiers in the High Alps, in this case in the Tuxer Mountains. He may ...
Domherr Jules Gross returned to Grand St Bernard Pass and encouraged monks to ski further....
1899
1 January. Ehlert and Mönnichs (Paulckes’ colleagues on Oberland traverse) killed by avalanche on S...
Publication of Paulcke’s Der Skilauf. Freiburg i. Breisgau....
McGill University professors P.E. Nobbs, J.B. Porter and R.J. Durley, skied on Mount Royal in Montr...
1900
Early 1900s. Ski factories Illa Sag & Snickers made skis in southern Finland to sell to Russian Arm...
First German ski championships on the Feldberg, 3 February 1900, won by Bjarne Nilssen. Falkner: M...
Bern Ski club founded on 23 November with 28 members. Eggers, Geschichliches, 88; Errinerunggen aus...
The Dominion Ski Championship title, 18 February, was won by Olaus Jeldness at Rossland BC, Canada....
Arnold Lunn, with Bostock brothers, made first expedition on ski, from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheid...
First ski course for mountain guides held at Meran run by Schwarzwald Ski Club and DoeAV, Freiburg....
Oscar Eckenstein of London skied for much of the winter in the Loch Ness district of Scotland....
1901
Lampinen factory founded at Porvoo, Kerkkoo, Finland. Göran Selen 1997....
Nordiska Spelen, -First Nordic Ski Games in Stockholm, 9-12 February.Baron Pierre de Coubertin, foun...
First ascent of Dammastock (3633 m) by Hoek and Schottelius. in MarchHoek made first ascent, 11 Nov...
21 December, Foundation of first Italian ski club in Turin., Lo Sci Club Torino with 28 members. La ...
13 December Foundation of Zurich Ski Club by Viktorde Beauclair....
December. The Richardson brothers went to Davos from Britain in search of snow. E.C. & C.W. Richard...
1901/2 Adelboden opened for its first winter season....
1902
Rickmers and wife Mabel spent 3 months with Zdarsky and then attempted the Gross Venediger with him ...
“Battle of the bindings” flared up between Zdarsky and the Black Forest Nordic school. Lunn, Histor...
9-14 January ski course for guides organised at Zermatt led by Viktor de Beauclair and A Weber. Pau...
February/March. Courses for guides in Eastern Alps led by members of Schwarzwald Ski Club. Paulcke*...
26 January. First Swiss National Races, Glarus. Mercier, Urgeschichte des Schweiz Skilaufes, 50-1....
9 February. Bern Ski Club organised races on the Gurten. Erinerrungen aus fuenfzig JahrenSkisport, ...
22 February. Grindelwald Ski Club founded. Egger; Lunn, History of Ski-ing, 28....
Kitzbuhel Winter Sports Asociationfounded 15 December 1902 by Franz Reisch. Bronische, Hahnenkamm, ...
Norwegian officers invited to Briancon to instruct 159th Regiment in ski-running. Angell, "Ca va bi...
Club Alpin Francais actively encouraged ski-running and gave skis to postmen, road repairers, guide...
First ascent of the Jungfrau by Dr J David and Paul Kønig. “Early Mountaineering on Ski”. By Paul M...
February: first skiing fatality on a glacier. Paul König and Walter Flender killed in crevasse on t...
First Eton and Harrow winter party taken to Adelboden by Dr Henry Lunn. Henry Lunn, "Wiinter Sport ...
First skiers in India in Baltoro and Godwin-Austin region. J. Guillarmod. Record dans l’Himalaya Ja...
First Swiss Military Championships. Egger*....
Geneva Ski Club founded within the CAS Geneva section by Ole Houm and Dr Leon Weber....
1902/3 Norwegian consul in Kobe, Peter Ottesen, ordered skis for Japanese army after troops had suf...
Count Bonacossa, alone, climbed Corno Grande (2914 m) in the Appenines. Lunn*....
1903
Military school opened at Briancon and experimented with foreign and domestic skis for officers an...
6 January.Davos English Ski Club founded by E.C.and C.W. Richardson and E.H. Wroughton. E.C. Richar...
January. Dr Payot led first party along the Haute Route. Followed a month later by Dr Helbling an...
First ski hut built in Swiss Alps at Spitzmeilen. Egger, "Geschichtliches," Ski (1909): 79....
First ski jump in Tirol at Kitzbühel....
Gotthard Ski Club founded 17 November with 7 members. Egger, "Geschichtliches," Ski (1909): 82.....
Hannes Schneider was given his first pair of skis. Schneider, "Wie ich Skifahrer und Skilehrer wurd...
23 January Adelboden Ski Club founded. G. Aellig: “100 Years of the Adelboden Ski Club” Adelboden 2...
W.R. Rickmers made “snake-track of Laret” at St Moritz, which was seen by E.C. Richardson so they m...
Officers’ Club of Chur held ski course. Egger, "Geschichtliches," 79....
5th May W.R. Rickmers read paper, "The Alpine Skee and Mountaineering" at the Alpine Club, London. ...
6 May Ski Club of Great Britain founded by E.C. Richardson at the Café Royal, London.Yearbook of th...
1903/4 Skiing reported in the Guadarramas, Spain, by two Norwegians but only when Juan Manuel Madin...
Norwegian skis ordered for the Japanese
1904
January. First course of instruction by Norwegians held in Switzerland at Lenzerheide. Organised by...
Rickmers taught in January at Adelboden and at Easter took British touring group to Ben Nevis, Scot...
Ski Club of Great Britain brought group to the Jotunheim where Richardson, Hoek and Rickmers made m...
21 January. First ascent of Titlis by Willy Amrhein and Josef Kuster. Beat Christen: Zwei Bretten E...
25 February. First ascent of Mont Blanc by Hugo Mylius (S.C. Schwarzwald) and Meiringen guides. Mar...
E.Wroughton and C Wingfield made two-day tour over the Derbyshire moors. Yearbook of Ski Club of G...
Discovery of the Parsenn Furka ski route and Rhaetian railway regularly used for return uplift by s...
20th November. Founding of Swiss Ski Association at Hotel Aarhof, Olten. 15 Swiss clubs with 700 me...
The Montreal Ski Club formed 11 Feb in Montreal QC., with over 50 members. Montreal Gazette (12 Feb...
Berg and Björnstad ran courses at Engelberg, Glarus, Andermatt, Grindelwald, Les Avants, Lenzerheid...
Hannes Schneider joined ski course run by Viktor Sohm. Gerald Fairlie, Flight Without Wings, 39-41....
Skiing reported in the Atlas Mountains, Algeria. La Montagne 11, 4 (20 April 1906) 189....
November. Ski-Running by E.C. Richardson, W.R. Rickmers and Crichton Somerville was published. The ...
1905
Glarus Ski Club organised the first Swiss championships (Grosses Skirennen der Schweiz). Crosscoun...
Engelberg. Leif Berg skied from Titlisgipfel down to Trübsee i1449 m in 29 minutes. Egger, "Geschi...
January. W.R. Rickmers taught for second season at Adelboden. Adelboden English Ski Club was founde...
First issue of Year-Book of the Ski Club of Great Britain., ed. E. Wroughton....
English Officer on skis in Gulmarg region, India. Year Book of the SCGB (1905): 39. This was proba...
“The Battle of the Bindings” was concluded, thanks to diplomatic visits of Schwerdtner to Christian...
Finland’s first wooden ski-jump built in Alppila, Helsinki. Pekka Honkanon: The History of Skijumpi...
19 March. Zdarsky set the first gate race of 85 gates, (precursor of the modern Giant Slalom) on th...
4/5 November. German Ski Federation founded in Munich. A few hours later followed by the Austrian S...
Japanese fought on skis in Russo-Japanese war. Tokyo Morning Post cited in Algemeines Korrespondenz...
4 February, the National Ski Association of America founded at Ishpeming, Michigan. E. John B. Allen...
Public Schools Winter Sports Club founded from Eton and Harrow parties by Henry Lunn. He took over ...
1906
24-27 February. Helsinki Ski Club organised its first international ski competition. Eljanko Harri ...
Italian troops, the Alpini, were trained by Harald Smith and Christian Klucker at Sauze, Italy. Luc...
First Arbeiter Skischule founded in Vienna. Falkner....
Finnish explorer, Professor Artturi Kannisto made his first expedition to study the language in wes...
Colonel Georg Bilgeri began to teach civilians. Kirnbauer, Bilgeri, PhD diss U Wien, 1997, 31....
Publication of Henry Hoek, Der Schi und seine sportliche Benuetzung. Muenchen: Rudolf Rother....
Paravicini made ski tour near Fujirama. Paravicini “Ski in Japan” Ski - Mittel Eur Ski Verband 16. ...
1907
Hannes Schneider started to teach skiing to guests at Hotel Post, St Anton am Arlberg. Schneider, ...
Grand Combin climbed by Professor Francois Roget and Marcel Kurz with guide, Maurice Crettex. Marce...
Ottawa Ski Club formed in Ottawa Ontario, Canada. Herbert Marshall “History of the Ottawa Ski club ...
Abel Rossignol began mass production of skis in Voiron. Jean-Jacques Bompard, Encyclopedie du Ski, ...
New ski jumps built at Vyborg and Tempere, Finland. Pekka Hokanen, History of Ski Jumping in Finlan...
10 March First Italian ski competition organised by Milan Ski Club in the Valsassina. Storia dello S...
1907-8 Skiing reported in Iran near Sultanabad c.180 SW of Teheran. British Ski Year Book (1955): 3...
9-13 February First Concours International de Ski held at Mont Genevre. La Montagne III 3 (20 March ...
21 February -Norwegian Ski Association founded. Vaage, Skienes Verden, 263....
H Hoek and E.C.Richardson.,Der Ski und seine sportliche Benutzung . Muenchen: Lammers, 1907. Combina...
28 February Zakopianski Oddzial Narciarzy Towarzystwa Tatranskiego-Zakopane Section of Skiers of the...
24 October Gstaad Ski Club founded....
Engelberg opened for winter sports including skiing. Yearbook of the Ski Club of GB (1908): 42....
22 November Scottish Ski Club founded. Scottish Ski Club Magazine 1909....
First accident insurance for skiers and mountaineers offered by Naturfreund of Austria in Vienna....
30 December Sigmund Ruud, born Kongsberg, Norway. Died 30 December 1994
1908
First skilift in the world set up in Schollach, Schwarzwald. It rose 75 m and was 550 m long. Falkn...
Arnold Lunn and Cecil Wybergh skied dangerous mule path on Rawyl Pass while going from Montana to L...
17 February. First Ski Club of GB meeting in Kitzbühel with Nordic and Alpine events organised by W...
Liitto Suomen hiihtourheilun edistaiseksi, League for Imporvement of Finnish Ski Sport, founded on 2...
7 March Alpine Ski Club founded by Arnold Lunn. First President Sir Martin Conway. Alpine Ski Club A...
1908-9 Hotel was built for winter sports at Kosciusko, Australia. Der Winter V 15(10 February 1912)...
Unione Ski Clubs Italiani, Italian Ski Federation founded on initiative of SC Torino. Touring Club I...
3. February, O Hagen (NOR) born. Died 26.7.1992
1909
Kosciusko Alpine Club founded. “Skiing in Australia” Australian Quarterly. (14 March 1932): 106. SC...
Ski Club of GB organised tour to Montenegro and across the border into Turkey. introducing skis to ...
Thomas Cook started to offer ski holidays....
French and German skiers competed at Holmenkollen. Jakob Vaage, Holmenkollen. Oslo: Sekkelsten, 19...
Triberg in Black Forest an international winter sports fair in Bavaria, Germany. Allen, Culture and...
F. Noelting from Alsace introduced skis to the Caucasus. Year Book of the SCGB I, 6 (1910): 39-44....
Arnold Lunn and Professor François Roget made first full length Oberland traverse via the Petersgra...
Bernard Head skied on Tasman Glacier [16 years after Dixon and Mainwairing in 1893]. Year Book of t...
Vivian Caulfeild wrote first attack on use of sticks. He promoted Telemark and Christiania for S-tu...
28 August Arnold Lunn broke his leg badly climbing in Wales. Come What May 1940, 63-66.....
25 December. Austrian Egon Edler von Kratzer made first Japanese ski tour. Alpine Skilauf in Japan....
Publication of The Ski Runner by E.C. Richardson....
Harald Smith jumped 45 m on the Bolgenschanze, Davos – a world record. Der Schnee IX 24. 4 April 1...
1910
5 January-12 March. Theodor von Lerch arrived in Tokada, foothills of Japanese Alps and made first ...
18 February. First International Ski Commission, Oslo NOR. Dahl NOR became president. 22 delegates ...
Hilltop resort in Truckee, California, opened steam-driven toboggan tow, which also hauled skiers t...
Ottawa Ski Club founded in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Herbert Marshall: History of the Ottawa Ski C...
Hannes Schneider developed the Arlberg technique and taught a turn which became known as the stem-c...
First skiers were reported in Bulgaria on lower slopes of Mt Vitosha near Sofia. Sir Francis Lindle...
Publication of 2 important books: Col. Georg Bilgeri, Der Alpine Skilauf. Munich: Deutsche Alpenver...
Mountain railway at Wengen opened in 1909/10 season to allow access to resort and snowfields....
Arnold Lunn allowed to join Ski Club of GB (previously banned as his father’s tour business was see...
1911
7 January, Montana. First Roberts of Kandahar Cup for downhill won by Cecil Hopkinson. Alpine Ski C...
Fourth High Level Route skied by Roget and Kurz, the first to follow consistently the glacier route...
5 March First Baron von Willibrandt Challenge Cup run in Sweden and won by Sulo Jaaskelainen of Fin...
Canada’s first professional ski instructor, Emile Cochand, was brought to the Laurentian Mountain r...
Lauterbrunnen to Mürren railway opened in winter 1910/11 for access to resort.R.J. Buckley, Tramway...
First mention in print of the term stem-christiania. C.J. Luther:Der Moderne Skisport....
Downhill Telemarks become fashionable with English skiers. Single pole almost extinct.Lunn, History...
Cortina d’Ampezzo opened for winter sports. Walter Lorden: “Mountains, Ski-ing and Cortina” Alpine ...
Ski Club Echigo founded in Japan and one at University of Sapporo. Wolfram Manzenreiter Die Soziale...
20-21 March, Second International Ski Commission. Stockholm SWE. Long uphill sections in races were...
Publication of How to Ski and How Not To. London: Nisbet, by Vivian Caulfeild. First clear analys...
Publication of With Ski in Norway and Lapland. London: Warner, by J.H.W. Fulton, The first book t...
11th December: Roald Amundsen with 4 others reached South Pole on skis....
Arnold Lunn able to mountaineer again. Decided to concentrate on ski-mountaineering but in summer c...
Birger Ruud born Kongsberg, NOR. Died 13th June 1998
1912
23/24/25 January, Third International Ski Commission, Munich GER. Bruno Morovetz FIS Bulletin 1999....
11 February: foundation of Takada Ski Club. First ski competition organised in Japan. Alpine Ski ...
3 March. First Australian Ski Championships. run by Kosciusko Alpine Club. Stewart Jamieson: Skiing...
Publication of The Alpine Ski Guide to the Bernese Oberland by Arnold Lunn. First ski guide in any ...
Publication of Lt Eimeleus, Lyzhi v voennom dielie. St Petersburg. Th Gastew 1912. First instruct...
Very poor season in the Alps due to snow shortage and recurrent thaws. Year Book of Ski Club of GB ...
First ascent of Lauterbrunnen Breithorn (3779m) by Arnold Lunn and Edward Tennant. Lunn: Ski-ing 19...
Nels Nelson emigrated from Norway to Revelstoke BC. Shortly after, he established Winter Carnival a...
25 February Emile Allais born Megeve, FRA
1913
Publication of Ski-ing. London: Eveleigh Nash by Arnold Lunn First book to veto stick-riding in Do...
Sepp Allgeier of Freiburg and Arnold Fanck filmed the first High Alpine ski film Monte Rosa on Ski ...
Jungfrau opened to Jungfraujoch. (Provisionally in August 1912). Max Stahel, "Jungfraubahn," Ski ...
First crossing of Cairngorms on ski by Sang and Arthur. Scottish Ski Club Magazine 1914....
20-21 March. Fourth International Ski Commission, Bern-Interlaken, SUI. Bruno Morovetz FIS Bulletin...
Simple stemming competition organised by Kosciusko Alpine Club AUS. G.R.T. Ward: Diamond Jubilee of...
McGill University Newspaper carried notice of a meeting of those interested in skiing to discuss fo...
Mount Ruapehu ski club founded. J. C. Graham, Ruapehu gives date of 31 July 1913, but R.C. Murie: ...
2 December Esme (Muffie) Mackinnon GBR born. Died 9 July 1999
1914
12-16 January First Open British Championships held by Ski Club of GB at Saanenmöser.Won by C.C.Rolp...
January. Villars. First competition for GBR Army, Navy and Air Force Cup. Lunn*....
27/28/29 February Fifth International Ski Commission, Christiania NOR Bruno Morovetz FIS Bulletin ...
First Finnish Ski Championships. Harri Eljanko & Jussi Kirjavainen Pekka Honkanon: History of Skii...
Skidalfjaviker Reykjaviker founded Reykjavik, Iceland Championships. Der Winter 27 September 1934....
1915
Skiing first mentioned as a tourist attraction, when the Hermitage at Mt Cook, New Zealand, opened ...
1916
Skiing recorded in Morocco near Timhadit (near Meknes) La Montagne XIII July-September 1917, 164.Sk...
Emil Lampinen sold his ski factory to Oy Urheilutarpeita Company (owned by Arno Hohenthal) in Helsi...
British and French prisoners of war were sent from Germany to Switzerland. Arnold Lunn organised t...
December. About 3,000 soldiers on the Austrian front in the Dolomites were killed by avalanches. Ot...
1916-1919 Professor Sakari Palsi made expedition to eastern Siberia. His diary recorded “There is ...
1 July. Christl Cranz born GER (m Adolf Bochers) Died 28 September 2004
1917 - 18 June
18 June. First ski ascent of the Dom, the highest mountain entirely in Switzerland, by Arnold Lunn ...
Emile Cochand built the first Canadian ski resort, Chalet Cochand in Ste Marguerite QC. Canadian Sk...
1918
First official German Ski Teaching Plan. Falkner: , Chronik, 55....
26th October Marc Hodler born Berne SUI. Died 18 October 2006
1919
24 November. The Cliffside Ski Club was formed in Ottawa CAN at a meeting in Carnegie Library. Cana...
In Germany ATB became ATSB (Arbeiter Turn und Sport Bund). Nitsch 1984 Simon 1969....
11 February Gretchen Fraser born USA. Died 13 February 1994
14 November Honore Bonnet born Barcelonnette FRA. Died 22 February 2005
Lake Placid Club hired first professional ski instructor in USA, Henrik (Hans) Jacobsen. Lake Pla...
1920
6 June Serge Lang born Alsace FRA. Died 21 November 1999
In the 1920s Finns adopted Norwegian competition of crosscountry, jumping and nordic combined. Used...
Wunder des Schneeschuhs. First of Arnold Fanck’s films with Hannes Schneider. Fanck’s films and the...
Foundation of Ski Club of Australia. Ski Notes & Queries May 1932. 350-352....
Canadian Amateur Ski Association formed in Montreal. H. Percy Douglas elected president. First ann...
Marius Eriksen patented steel toe iron screwed to top of ski....
1921 - 5-12 January
5-12 January British Ski Championships – the first national championships to include Alpine events....
1922 - 10 February
10 February. Sixth International Ski Commission, Stockholm SWE. Bruno Morovetz. FIS Bulletin 1999....
19 March Vasa race first run. Sven Plex Petersson, Vasaloppet. Kristiansand: Sveriges Radios Forl...
Arnold Lunn changed the slalom rules and organised at Mürren the first modern slalom through awkwar...
United States Eastern Amateur Ski Association formed, but first annual meeting held 19 January 1923...
Emil Lampinen opened new ski factory in Kerkoo, S Finland. Most skis exported until the 1970s. In 1...
4th March Lahti Ski Club founded. LHS 1982....
December First Skijump built in Lahti Sports Centre, designed by Norwegian, Robert Pehrson....
1923 - 5-6 February
6th February. Seventh International Ski Commission. Prague TCH. Bruno Morovetz FIS Bulletin 1999. ...
Ladies Ski Club Founded in January by Arnold Lunn at Mürren to encourage alpine racing for ladies. ...
10/11 February First Japanese National Ski Championships. Also first jumping in Otaru. Winner jumpe...
Norway’s Ski Museum opened. Vaage: Skienes Verden. Oslo: Hjemmen es, 1979, 265....
First Lahti Ski Games. 50 km winner T. Niku; 10 km winner A.Collin. Pekka Honkanon: The History of ...
1924 - 24 January - 4 February
24 January-4 February. International Sports Week, Chamonix. Later recognised as first Winter Olympic...
French Ski Federation founded by Henry Cuenot. Louis Helly, Cent ans du ski francais. Grenoble: E...
Winter Games to 1924. -Allen: “We showed the World the Nordic Way” “Skiing, Norwegians and the Wint...
30 January Kandahar Ski Club founded at Mürren and named after Lord Roberts of Kandahar. Lunn: The ...
Walter Amstutz founded the Schweizerische Academische Skiklub (SAS). Lunn, A History of Ski-ing. Lo...
Toronto Ski Club incorporated (Ontario, Canada). Canadian Ski Museum/Musee Canadien du Ski, Ottawa....
2 complete skis and a pole found at Kalvträsk, Sweden, dating back to 2,700BC....
1925
31 January-2 February. First Workers Winter Sports, Schreiberhau, Riesengebirge, GER. Organised by ...
Publication of Lunn’s Mountains of Youth. London: OUP, 1925....
12/15 February. Central European Championships in Johannisbad (CZE) between German, Italian, Polish...
15 February. Foundation of Japanese Ski Association. Massaji 72. Changed its name to Japanese Zen N...
February, Nels Nelson of Revelstoke BC made a standing jump of 240 feet (73.125 m). The city honour...
9/14 April Capt de Gennes, Schwindler, Michelet and Armardeil made expedition in the Pelvoux range....
FIS Rendezvous Races Johannisbad, Czechoslovakia (later recognised as Nordic World Ski Championship...
5 December Henri Oreiller, born Paris FRA. Died 7 October 1962
First crosscountry ski manual published in Finnish. Roni Ranne, Murtomaahiihto. Helsinki: Otava, 19...
1926
Foundation of Ski Club of India. Dermot Norris, Kashmir: the Switzerland of India, Calcutta: Newman...
Oscar Hambro of Norway opened first US ski shop in Boston. Amski 1966, 446....
1926-7 Reinhard Straumann, an ex-jumper published in Ski the aerodynamics of ski jumping. He also u...
Emil Lampinen awarded gold medal at World Fair, Philadelphia for his skis. Esko Jarvinen Oy. Helene...
1927
8 March First US modern Downhill race held at Mt Moosilauke, New Hampshire by Dartmouth Outing Club...
Otto Schniebs was first Arlberg instructor to arrive in US. He became coach of Harvard team, offici...
FIS Nordic Championships, Cortina d’Ampezzo ITA....
Arnold Lunn visited Hannes Schneider at St Anton. He set a small Slalom for local boys and the two ...
First Ounasvaara Ski Games in Rovaniemi, Finland. Eljano & Kirjavaienen: History of Skiing in Finla...
2 September-1952 Trude Beiser, born Lech AUT
11 December Stein Eriksen born Oslo NOR
1928 - 11-19 February
Winter Olympic Games at St Moritz. Nordic events only. Japan entered for the first time. Race organ...
First Inferno Race run at Mürren. 14 men and 4 women competed. Alan d’Egville. Adventures in Safety...
Foundation of Netherlands Ski Federation....
Norwegian Erling Strom borrowed Canadian Alpine Club hut at Mt Assiniboine Lodge. Strom, Pioneers o...
9 March. First American slalom under Arnold Lunn’s experimental FIS rules was set by Prof. Charles ...
31 March-1 April The first Arlberg-Kandahar was organised at St Anton, by Hannes Schneider and the ...
1 November Red Birds Ski Club formed in Laurentians region of Quebec by a group of McGill Ski Team ...
First Quebec Kandahar Cup hosted by Red Birds Ski Club was started by British Kandahar Ski Club....
New ski jumps built at Rovaniemi and Kuopio FIN....
Segmented steel edge for alpine skis invented by Rudolph Lettner, a skier and metal worker from Sal...
1929
International Ski Championships, first FIS race, in Zakopane, Poland. A Downhill was included in w...
Peckett’s-on-Sugar-Hill Arlberg ski school near Franconia NH was founded by Katherine Peckett to be...
Foundation of Schweizerische Damen Skiclub. Hopp Schweiz, Ed. Max Triet. 2004, 42....
Chateau opened at Tongariro, New Zealand. Ruapehu Ski Club organized first New Zealand Championshi...
Two skiers at Fonteintjiesberg, S Africa. “The Cape Times” 15 July 1929., 11....
Visit to Japan of three Norwegians, Kolterud, Snersrud and Helset. Helset letters in Aftenposten 9,...
Publication of Schneeschuhlauf by Karl Buhren and Waldemar Richter – a lasting influence on working...
First ski train in the United States ran from Boston to Warner New Hampshire. Amski 1966 447....
1930
Optrekk style of jumping no longer considered valid in competition. Vaage, Skienes Verden.Oslo: Hje...
First Kilometre Lance was run at St Moritz by Kurdirektor Walter Amstutz. British Ski Year Book. 1...
February FIS Congress at Oslo. It was agreed that Arnold Lunn’s rules for Downhill and Slalom shou...
First Lauberhorn Race run at Wengen. Ernst Gertsch and Bill Bracken won Slalom, Christian Rubi Down...
13 March-4 April Hannes Schneider visited Japan and gave ski lessons there. Hannes Schneider Auf S...
XI. FIS meeting
1931
Skoki backcountry ski lodge built at Banff, Alberta by pioneers Clifford White and Cyril Paris. Can...
First Hahnenkamm run at Kitzbuhel....
5-8 February. Workers second Winter Sports Olympics held at Murzzuschlag AUT. Erik Bogdanovics, "D...
First FIS Alpine World Championships, Murren, SUI organised by the British. British Ski Year Book (...
Madeleine Berthod born SUI
1932
First Winter Olympic Games outside Europe held at Lake Placid USA. Nordic events only.E, John B. Al...
Esko Jarvinen started to produce skis in Lahti, Finland with the name Uheilukeskus Oy. In 1939 the ...
19 April Andrea Mead Lawrence born Rutland, Vermont USA
XII FIS meeting in Paris....
12th FIS meeting in Paris. 27 delegates from 16 countries. www.aafla.orgf/OlympicInformationCenter...
1933
Publication in English of The Wonders of Skiing by Hannes Schneider and Arnold Fanck: London: Allen...
Laminated ski construction patented simultaneously by Ostbye-Splitkein in Norway (18 January) and A...
First North American rope tow was in use at Shawbridge, Quebec. "Our First Ski Funicula," Canadian ...
FIS Nordic Championships at Innsbruck included 4 x 10 K Men's Relay for the first time. Fis-ski.com...
New Zealand Womens Championships first organised in Downhill and Slalom. Graham. Ruapehu. Tribute t...
Ski jumping record of 281 feet, held by Alf Engen of Salt Lake City, broken by Robert S Lymburne wi...
Alex Foster (CAN) a Montreal student, invented a rope ski tow that was installed on a hill at Shawb...
Laminated ski construction using permanently waterproof glues patented simultaneously by Bjorn Ulle...
1934
Ski flying hill built at Planica, (Yugoslavia) SLO. This was a 60 meter hill opening in March with ...
FIS Nordic Championships Solleftea, SWE....
First Teleski (Bugellift) installed at Davos by E. Constam, running 24 December. Remontees mecaniqu...
1934-1951 Nicolai R. Oestgaard of Norway succeeded Ivor Holmquist as President of FIS....
XIII. FIS meeting
1935
Constam teleski built at Val d’Isere., open 15 December 1935. Pierre Ratinaud, "Les skis et les rem...
FIS Nordic Championships, Vysoke Tatry, Hohe Tatra TCH....
Ernst Skadarasy from Zürs, Austria, spent season at Kosciusko, Australia. Janis M Lloyd. Skiing int...
17 November Anton (Toni) Sailer born Kitzbuhel AUT
1936 - 6 - 16 February
First Winter Olympic Games to include Alpine races (Slalom and Downhill but medal awarded for Combi...
FIS World Alpine Championships, Innsbruck....
First chairlift built in Sun Valley, Idaho, USA. E. John B. Allen, From Skisport to Skiing. Amherst...
First Jumping manual published in Finland Paavo Nuotio-Lauri Valonen: Mäenlaskun opas P&N 1969....
Gerald Seligman, Snow Structure and Ski Fields. London: Macmillan, 1936 analysed the structure of th...
Asoh Takeharu was first Japanese to take the Austrian Teachers exam. 75 Jahre Japan Oesterreich Ski...
XIV. FIS meeting
1937 - 15 October
Foundation of Ecole Nationale du Ski Francaise at Aix les Bains in presence of Minister of Sport, L...
FIS Nordic Championships, Chamonix FRA. FIS results...
New ski jump in Rovaniemi, FIN following new safety rules. Eljanko and Kirvainen: History of Skiing...
First Citadin race (Duke of Kent Cup) run in Mürren by Arnold Lunn. Lunn. The Kandahar Story. Londo...
3rd Workers Winter Sports Olympiade. Johannisbad. Riesengebirge. Falkner, Zeittafel....
12 November, J.B. Ski Club formed in Montreal QC by a group of the Montreal Junior Board of Trade. ...
August. First ski tow in Australia (120 yards long) powered by a V-8 Cadillac engine on Mt Buffalo,...
Publication of “Ski Francais” by Emile Allais and Paul Gignoux in which Emile Allais promoted a dir...
1938
Veli Saarinen takes over as Finnish trainer until 1948. Nygren, Raevuori, Mäkikuutti, A Long Track...
Meribel FRA explored by Peter Lindsay, put in a 31 seater sled for skiers but development had to w...
February. Joseph Ryan opened Mont Tremblant ski area in the northern Laurentian Mountains of Quebec...
Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance /Alliance des Moniteurs de Ski du Canada (CSIA) founded in the La...
FIS Nordic World Championships using new Ski Jump, Lahti, FIN. Alpine World Championships, Engelber...
First chairlift in Europe at Frydek-Mistek, Czechoslovakia....
First U.S. Ski Patrol established at Stowe under Minot Dole as chairman of national committee. Amsk...
Hannes Schneider imprisoned by Nazis and then sent to Garmisch-Partenkichen in the care of Karl Roe...
17 November Karl Schranz born St Anton AUT
XV. FIS meeting
1939
Hannes Schneider through aid of Harvey Dow Gibson allowed to emigrate with wife and children to USA...
Hjalmar Hvam invented the world’s first useful release binding in Seattle. Amski 1966 p448 -7- Frie...
Zakopane, POL. FIS Nordic & Alpine World Championships including Crosscountry, Jumping, Nordic Comb...
11 January Anne Heggtveit born Ottawa, CAN
1940
Canadian Ski Patrol System organised by Dr Doug Firth, Toronto ON. Canadian Ski Museum/ Musee Canad...
Canadian Ski Instructors Association published its first ski teaching manual - Normand Lapierre, Pr...
Unofficial World Championships at Cortina but not recognised when the war ended....
1941
Publication of “Parallel Skiing" by E. Fritz Losli, in which he described how he taught parallel sk...
1942
US Army’s Tenth Mountain Division activated at Camp Hale, Pando, Colorado; National Ski Patrol name...
1943
11 May, Nancy Greene born Ottawa, CAN
30 August, Jean-Claude Killy born St Cloud, FRA
1944
Tenth Mountain Division USA inactivated....
Benno Rybizka a top instructor from the Hannes Schneider Ski School in St Anton, came to Mont Tremb...
9 September Christine Goitschel born Ste Maxime FRA
1945
17/18 October Directive 23 of Allied Control forbad all National Socialist organisations, among the...
28 September Marielle Goitschel born Ste Maxime, FRA
1946
Polythylene ski base invented by the Swiss firm Muller and Co. (Ski/R 1983 p41). Dynamic came out w...
Foundation of Courchevel....
July. Donald Gomme GBR patented first ski made of wood and metal bonded. He had learnt the techniqu...
Aspen, Colorado, opened with 1 chairlift....
XVI. FIS meeting
1947
6 December. Workers South German Community Ski Federation founded in Esslingen, as forerunner of th...
1948
Winter Olympic Games. St Moritz SUI. Officially no German entries. Individual racers, men and wome...
Sporting goods manufacturer Jean Beyl introduced a releasing plate binding for alpine skis, in Neve...
February. The Bavarian Ski Club reemerged under its prewar name. 1 December. The Federation founded...
Mt Norquay introduced the first chairlift in the Canadian Rockies. Canadian Ski MuseumMusee canadie...
First US national periodical, “Ski Magazine” evolved out of merger of Ski Illustrated (the changed ...
14 January First Lowlander Championship run by the Kandahar Ski Club between Belgian, British, Dan...
First mass production of aluminum skis, by Chance Vought and TEY in Connecticut and Howard Head in ...
1949
Russia became a member of FIS and insisted on rejection of Spain. Arnold Lunn resigned in protest. ...
11-15 January. German Ski Championships held in Soviet zone at Isny for Nordic and Oberwiesenthal f...
Lasse Johansson took over as Finnish Jumping Trainer. Pekka Honkanon. History of Ski-Jumping in Fin...
Squaw Valley, California, opened. John Fry: TheStory of Modern Skiing. 2006....
9 October German Ski Federation re-established in Heidelberg. Falkner: Meilensteine*....
Art Hunt, Milton Pierce and Dave Richey - working together as TEY Manufacturing in Connecticut - fi...
Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance (CSIA) was incorporated. A legal status was obtained to train and...
XVII. FIS meeting
1950
FIS Nordic World Championships at Lake Placid. Alpine World Championships, at Aspen, USA. East Germ...
Howard Head sold first successful sandwich construction ski. John Fry: The Story of Modern Skiing. ...
1951
1951-98 Marc Hodler of Switzerland elected President of FIS succeeding Nicolai Oestgaard....
28 February Gustavo Thoeni born Trafoi ITA
Steve Bradley introduced first “mogul cutter” slope grooming machine at Winter Park, Colorado....
XVIII. FIS meeting
1952
Winter Olympic Games, Oslo, NOR. West Germans entered but no East Germans. Giant Slalom became an ...
Hannes Marker invented his safety binding. Falkner: Meilensteine*....
Bud Phillips, director of Mad River Glen ski school (Vermont) built a ski armoured with fibreglass-...
1953
27 March Annemarie Proell born Kleinarl, AUT
3 December Franz Klammer born Mooswald, AUT
XIX. FIS meeting
1954
FIS World Championships in Falun, SWE. 30 km race for men and also womens’ relay included for first...
US National Ski Hall of Fame dedicated at Ishpeming, Michigan. Amski 1966, 449....
1955
Skimatting used for the first time in the world at Oberhof. Hans Renner (Jumping coach) says it rev...
At Val d’Isere the Criterium de la Premiere Neige was run for the first time....
First Pirkan Hiihto track tour over 90km from Niinisalo to Tampere. Nygren, Revuori, Mäkikuutti; A ...
Taos Ski Valley opened by Ernie Blake in New Mexico, USA....
Henke Speed Fit buckle boots launched. Ski Racing 1983, 44....
XX. FIS meeting
1956
18 March Ingemar Stenmark born, Tarneby, SWE
26 January-5 February.Winter Olympic Games. Cortina d’Ampezzo, ITA. First Winter Olympics to be tel...
1957
Bob Lange made the first plastic ski boot. Commercial introduction came in 1964 after adoption of b...
XXI. FIS meeting
1958
FIS Nordic World Championships, Lahti, FIN, with new Ski Jump. 18 countries compete. Pekka Honkanen...
Alpine World Championships, Badgastein AUT. First Biathlon World Championships, Saalfelden AUT. Fal...
Killington, Vermont and Mount Bachelor, Oregon, opened in USA....
11/2 October. Founding of East German Ski Federation....
1959
First death in official Alpine championships causes FIS to rule that helmets must be worn. Falkner:...
Fred Langendorf and Art Molnar introduced the first all-plastic ski in Montreal, under the Toni Sai...
XXII. FIS meeting
1960
Winter Olympic Games Squaw Valley, USA. Biathlon became an official Olympic discipline....
Start of Acrobatic Skiing. Stein Eriksen performed amazing feats....
Franz Kneissl made his first ski of epoxy glass fibre, and marketed it in competition with Sailer a...
The Rendezvous races from 1929-34 were relisted as FIS World Championships....
1961
Instant Skiing by Clif Taylor was published. It explained how to teach beginners on short skis....
Rossignol engineer, Gaston Haldemann produced first hollow-core fibreglass skis. Skiing Heritage. D...
The Canadian Ski Patrol System became accredited as a National Charitable Organization – operating ...
Professional Ski Instructors Association formed....
Vail and Breckenridge opened....
XXIII. FIS meeting
1962
Alpine World Championships, Chamonix, FRA. Nordic World Championships, Zakopane, POL. Jumps from tw...
Publication in USA of Skiing for Beginners in which Walter Foeger updated the description of his di...
12 January, Gunde Svan born Vansbro SWE
16 October Tamara McKinney born Lexington, Kentucky
1963
18 July, Marc Girardelli born Lustenau, LUX
Erling Storedal organised first ski race for the blind in Norway....
Steamboat, Werner and Park City, Utah opened....
XXIV. FIS meeting
1964
26 November. Vreni Schneider born Elm SUI
Ski Club of Great Britain set up National Ski Federation of GB as governing body to control ski rac...
29 January-9 February. Winter Olympic Games, Innsbruck, AUT....
Canadian Amateur Ski Association (C.A.S.A.) was renamed the Canadian Ski Association (C.S.A.). Cana...
1965
The first Canadian ski demonstration team attended the 5th Interski Congress at Badgastein, Austria...
Lange produced first commercially manufactured plastic boot....
At Olympic Committee in Madrid it was decided that East and West German teams should race separatel...
The start of snowboarding. Sherman Poppen patented first Snurfer and went into production. At first...
XXV. FIS meeting
1966
Nordic World Championships Oslo NOR
12 February Anita Wachter born Schruns AUT
7 April Michaela Figini born Prato SUI
16 December Alberto Tomba born Lazzaro di Savenna, ITA
Nancy Greene became first Canadian to win a World Cup race. Canadian Ski Museum/Musee canadien du S...
1967
5 January Serge Lang with Honore Bonnet, Bob Beattie and Sepp Sulzberger launched the FIS World Cup...
19 June Bjorn Daehlie born Elverum NOR.
XXVI. FIS meeting
1968
6-18 February Winter Olympic Games at Grenoble....
Schilthornbahn opened in Mürren by Ernst Feuz. Cablecar used in James Bond film “On Her Majesty’s S...
1968-72 Arto Tiainen official trainer for Finnish team. Nygren, Raevuori & Mäkikuutti: A Long Track...
Introduction of NASTAR tests....
1968-70 Bauer of Rothenkirchen developed the first artificial langlauf ski in the world. Falkner: M...
1969
21 February Petra Kronberger born Pfarrwerfen AUT
24 March Stefan Eberharter born Brixlegg AUT
XXVII. FIS meeting
1970
3 April Picabo Street born Triumph, Idaho, USA
4 June Deborah Compagnoni born Sondrio ITA
FIS Nordic World Championships Hohe Tatra, TCH. Alpine World Championships, Val Gardena ITA....
Crosscountry skis made with fishscale bottoms. John Fry: The Story of Modern Skiing....
World Cup Overall
1971
2 September Kjetil-Andre Aamodt born Oslo NOR
The first Exhibition (Freestyle) national championships were held at Snowbird....
XXVIII. FIS meeting
1972
Winter Olympic Games, Sapporo, JAP. First FIS World Championships in Ski Flying. Planica JUG....
Isola 2000, FRA and Copper Mountain, USA, opened. ...
New big ski jump built of concrete at Lahti. 1972-83 Heikki Kantola Trainer for Finnish Team....
7 December Hermann Maier born Altenmarkt AUT
May Katya Seizinger born Eberbach GER
1973
18 June Alexandra Meissnitzer born Abtenau AUT
Second Ski flying championships, Oberstdorf....
How the Racers Ski by Warren Witherall published....
XXIX. FIS meeting
1974
Nordic World Championships, Falun SWE. Women’s relay (4x5km) won on fibreglass skis. Alpine World C...
First Finlandia Ski Race at Hameenlinna, Lahti. Finlandia Skis. 1982....
Ski Museum opened at Lahti....
Thorlief Haug’s daughter gave father’s 1924 Olympic medal to winner Andreas Haugen....
The new Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance, Level 1 Ski Instructors Course introduced. Normand Lapie...
1975
Thomas Wassbergille on fibreglass skis beat John Mieto on wood skis by one hundredth of a second af...
Ski Flying championships, Mitterndorf Tauplitz....
The Canadian Ski Museum was incorporated in Ottawa. ON Canada. Canadian Ski Museum/Musee Canadien d...
Middle 1970s Telemark skiing was revived and developed as an individual discipline....
December. Ken Read became first Canadian male to win a World Cup. Canadian Ski Museum/Musee Canadie...
XXX. FIS meeting
1976
Canadian Association for Disabled Skiers (CADS) formed and Canadian Ski Coaches Federation (CSCF) i...
4-15 February Winter Olympic Games, Innsbruck, AUT....
1977
12 October Samuel Bode Miller born Easton, New Hampshre USA
Ski flying championships, Vikersund NOR....
XXI. FIS meeting
1978
Nordic World Championships, Lahti FIN. Alpine World Championships, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, BRD....
1979
Ski Flying Championships Planica JUG....
Master Racing recognised and FIS Masters Committee set up. ...
XXXII. FIS meeting
1980
Winter Olympic Games, Lake Placid, USA....
Immo Kuutsa took over as Finnish Trainer....
Steve Podborski became Canada’s first male skier to win an Olympic medal (bronze) at Lake Placid. C...
1981
Ski Flying Championships, Oberstdorf BRD....
XXXIII. FIS meeting
1982
Alpine World Championships Schladming AUT. Nordic World Championships Oslo NOR. New skating step ad...
Honour Roll of Canadian Skiing -Canadian Ski Hall of Fame - founded by Canadian Ski Museum. Canadia...
At Les Arcs, FRA Steve McKinney USA set new Speed record at 201.230 kph....
5 January. Janica Kostalic born Zagreb CRO
1983
Ski Flying Championships Harrachov TCH....
XXXIV. FIS meeting
1984
Winter Olympic Games Sarajevo JUG. 20 km Ladies race introduced and skating step added to crosscoun...
The Gundersen method of Nordic combination was introduced. Competitors start the crosscountry accor...
Frank Meatto and Ed Pilpel of Olin Ski Co. apply for patent on alpine ski with radical sidecut. htt...
1985
Nordic World Championships Seefeld AUT. Alpine World Championships Bormio ITA, Ski Flying Champions...
XXXV. FIS meeting
1986
Ski Flying Championships Kulm AUT....
First Freestyle World Championships. Tignes FRA....
1987
At the Nordic Ski World Championships in Oberstdorf GER crosscountry races were held using both cla...
In Sweden, V-style ski position shown in jump. (as experimented by Straumann in 1972) Triet (Ed) Ho...
First Telemark World Championships held at Hemsedal....
Canadian Ski Instructors Association ran 13th Interski Congress held at Banff, Alberta. Normand Lap...
XXXVI. FIS meeting
1988
Winter Olympic Games Calgary AB CAN. Super-G and Ski flying added as Olympic disciplines. Alpine ev...
1989
World Nordic Championships, Lahti FIN. Different events for classical and skating step. 30 countrie...
World Freestyle Championships Oberjoch BRD....
1990
Ski Flying Championships Vikersund NOR....
1991
Val di Fiemme. Nordic World Championships, Technique for jumpers forming V with skis adopted. Alpin...
Freestyle World Championships Lake Placid USA....
1992
Winter Olympic Games Albertville FRA....
Ski Flying Championships, Harrachov TCH....
1993
FIS Nordic World Championships in Falun SWE. Alpine World Championships. Morioka JAP. (Super-G canc...
1994
Winter Olympic Games, Lillehammer NOR. Winter and Summer Olympics were no longer to be organised in...
Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors (CASI) founded. Canadian Ski Museum/Musee Canadien du...
FIS Congress in Rio de Janeiro (BRA) 125 delegates from 55 countries - The Team Competition in Nord...
1995
Ski Flying Championships, Planica, SL0....
Nordic World Championships Thunder Bay, CAN. Freestyle World Championships. La Clusaz FRA....
1996
First FIS Snowboard World Championships. Lienz, AUT. Giant Slalom, Parallel Giant Slalom; Parallel ...
Alpine World Championships, Sierra Nevada, SPA. Ski Flying Championships Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf A...
40th FIS Congress in Christchurch (NZE) 149 delegates from 62 countries - The Grass Skiing World Cu...
1997
Snowboard World Championships San Candido/Innechen ITA included Giant Slalom, Parallel Giant Slalom...
1998
Winter Olympic Games, Nagano JAP. Snowboard Giant Slalom and Halfpipe included....
First FIS Ski Historical Conference (Meeting of Ski Museum Directors) Holmenkollen NOR....
FIS Congress in Prague (CZE) 149 delegates from 63 countries - Marc Hodler retires. - Gian Franco K...
1999
FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Ramsau, AUT FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Vail, USA FIS Fr...
Darron Powell AUS raised the snowboard speed record to 201.90 kph at Les Arcs....
2000
Swiss Ski Federation had 878 clubs with 106,000 members....
FIS Ski Flying World Championships in Vikersund (NOR)....
FIS Congress in Melbourne (AUS) 139 delegates from 62 countries - Introduction of a limited number ...
2001
FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, Lahti FIN. New events: 10 km free and classical races together...
FIS Freestyle World Championships in Whistler (CAN). FIS Snowboard World Championships at Madonna d...
Second FIS Ski Historical Conference at Helsinki & Lahti FIN....
2002
International Ski History Congress. (ISHA) Park City, USA....
Olympic Winter Games,Salt Lake City (USA). Including Snowboard – parallel, giant slalom and half-pi...
FIS Ski Flying World Championships, Harrachov (CZE)....
At the German/Austrian Four-Hills-Tournament, Sven Hannawald (GER) became the first ever to win all...
23 April. Philippe Goitschel (FRA) at Les Arcs (FRA) raised record speed to 250.70 kph, beating 24...
FIS Congress in Portoroz (SLO) 143 delegates from 67 countries - A new procedure for the election o...
2003
FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme (ITA). FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St...
2004
FIS Ski Historical Conference at Murzzuschlag & Graz (AUT)....
Canadian Ski Instructors Association national office doubled in size, moved to new location in Mont...
FIS Congress in Miami (USA) 141 delegates from 58 countries - Unanimous approval of the World Anti ...
2005
30 January-13 February. FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Bormio (ITA). A new team event, won b...
20 March, Nordic World Championships included a Biathlon team event (2 women 2 men). Russia won....
30 April, at Les Arcs (FRA), Xavier Cousseau (FRA) raised the monoski speed record to 206.07 kph....
2006
10-25 February: Olympic Winter Games, Turin (ITA). New FIS event: Snowboard cross....
45th International Ski Congress/FIS Congress at Vilamoura (POR)...
Simone Origone (ITA) set a new speed record at Les Arcs (FRA) of 251.40 kph. Raising the ladies' sp...
2008
46th International Ski Congress in Cape Town (RSA). The first FIS Congress on the African continent....
2009
Women's jumping