International Skiing History Association to give awards at Squaw

The International Skiing History Association, the nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve and advance the knowledge of ski history and to increase public awareness of the sport’s heritage, will honor seven historians at its 26th annual awards ceremony during Skiing History Days at Squaw Valley next month.

The March 23 awards banquet will be in conjunction with the NASTAR 50th anniversary celebration and national championships. Tickets are available online.

Leading Chinese ski historian Shan Zhaojian, considered the father of modern skiing in China,
will be honored at the banquet with a lifetime achievement award. The Chinese delegation will stage a demonstration of ancient Altai skiing on the afternoon of March 23, accompanied by Sierra longboard racers from the Plumas Ski Club.

The awards banquet will also include a special NASTAR 50th anniversary presentation.
First established in 1993, the ISHA Awards honor the year’s best creative works of ski history, including books, films, websites and other media projects.

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