We’ve got a double-header for you! In this bonus episode, we are joined by John Allen, a historian at the New England Ski Museum, and we talk about the very beginnings of ski racing. From the first skiing cultures to the first competitions, and finally to the formation of Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS) and something resembling the sport today. It’s an essential, fascinating story.

Follow-up info: https://newenglandskimuseum.org/

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  1. Thanks for this great interview, love to hear the candid historical perspective of John Allen. Now I want to re-read my copy of Dick Durrance – The Man on the Medal. Cheers!


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