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I got the idea for this thread from the 1941 ski tuning movie (New Tuning Vid thread).  I'll start with a few and you guys can add if interested.  There is a lot of this on YouTube and GettyImages.

 

Here is another for "Beginners ski tips 1941":

 

 

 

 

 


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Wengen Slalom 1933

 

 

 

 

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Donner c.1930 (very much pre-Sugar Bowl):

 

 

 


Edited by quant2325 - 10/27/11 at 1:50pm
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The most effortless powder skier ever?  Well, there is a museum named after him.

 

 

 

Skiing with the Engen Bros. in Alta (now there is a museum named after Alf at the Olympic Park):

 

 

Next time someone complains about not having a 130mm rockered ski, show them the Engen video. These brothers are killing it.

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hey, don't build your fire under a tree with snow laden branches!  nice shots.

 

I watched Yearbook last night. It was 2004, not an old movie in this discussion, but I noticed a shift even between then and now. That was before the ski world had lost any (very many?) of their heroes, as I remember the time.

the attitude is so robust and exhuberant. there was an immortal attitude, and endless optimism, a sense of being blessed in the entire community.

 

Today's movies have a beautiful poetic quality that to me reflects the depth of experience, tragic and glorious, that our film makers and ski stars are involved in. It is a total example of the loss of innocence.

 

Three of the skiers in that film have died skiing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wengen Slalom 1933

 

 

 

 


This was my favorite because of: 1. These guys aren't the best, but they're going for it full tilt.  2. The sound track, you can't beat Duke Ellington.  Even though Cottontail wasn't recorded until 1940, it still fits the film to a "T."

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Advanced Mountain Skiing 1941

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