'Fire on the Mountain', is on Netflix right now. If you have not seen it, you need to watch it. It is the story of the 10th Mountain division in WWII and later. It really does not matter what school of skiing you are into, few of them would have been possible in this country without these men. These are the guys who brought us 55 ski areas, and countless add on companies in skiing since 1946. It may be ancient history to some, but our sport would not be the same without these people.
They were you 60 years ago, caught in a really bad situation, and the story of what they did. This is what gnar really is.
This movie has been talked about before here on Epic, I just could not find it. These people are the genealogy of American skiing since 1945, and deserve our respect.
If you have not seen this movie, watch it. Quite possibly none of us would be blogging here today about skiing without these guys. This could be the ultimate ski stoke story, because there may not have been a lot of our favorite places without it.
How deep does this run? I wore a 10th Mountain pin as a ski school pin in the 60s', it took till the mid 70s' before I knew what it was. That pin has a special place in my memorabilia but I will never wear it again, I did not earn it.
Watch this movie. What else do you have to do in August?