From Skisport to Skiing


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The first full-length study of skiing in the United States, this book traces the history of the sport from its utilitarian origins to its advent as a purely recreational and competitive activity. During the mid-1800s, inhabitants of frontier mining communities in the Sierra and Rocky mountains used skis for many practical reasons, including mail and supply delivery, hunting, and railroad repair. In some towns skis were so common that, according to one California newspaper, "the ladies do nearly all their shopping and ...

From Skisport to Skiing 1996, University of Massachusetts Press

ISBN-13: 9781558490475

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From Skisport to Skiing 1993, University of Massachusetts Press

ISBN-13: 9780870238444