I have some questions that someone here might be able to answer... at least I hope so
Way back in the early 80s soon after I first started skiing I bought various UK based ski magazines, some regularly. There were a few to choose from back then, some having been around for years, some appearing then disappearing after a short while.
In the late 80s and 90s I stopped buying them and my involvement in skiing tailed off for a few years. Now I'm back into skiing and have bought copies of Fall-Line Skiing
and bought/seen the odd copy of other such as Ski & Snowboard
(Daily Mail), Ski and Board
magazine (Ski Club of Great Britain) and Skier & Snowboarder
(only seen the first issue of that so don't know if it's carried on).
My question though is related to the past - what happened to the old magazines, did most of them just die out?
I remember the Daily mail publishing a yearly Ski magazine Ski Special
, which I guess was the precursor to their current Ski & Snowboard magazine
and the SCGB published Ski Survey
which again must be the forerunner of Ski and Board
magazine. However, there were others and I've dug up the following from my old collection:
(one of the longer running magazines - by March 1980 it was on volume 4 Issue 6 so I guess it was first published in 1976)
(first published in 1985 and published in Scotland - this was one of the better glossies as I recall and had a decent amount of interesting stuff on the Scottish scene at the time)
(first published early to mid 80s)
(Glossy newspaper format freebie IIRC first issue published in January 1981)
(initially a b/w newsprint freebie published in Scotland which did have a real edge as I recall and was a great read, however it later changed hands and became a far, far blander glossy format A4 freebie)
So, does anyone remember any of these and anyone know what happened to them?
Are/were there any magazines that I haven't mentioned published?
Also, of the current crop which do you think is the best and are there any that you feel cover the Scottish scene adequately?
Edited 2 times. Last edit at 23.57hrs Fri 10 Mar 06 by roga.