THE YOUNG ENJOY WINTER SPORTS IN SWITZERLAND Young people in Switzerland show off their talent for winter sports and have fun in the snow. A girl skates skillfully on the ice but a little boy hasn't quite got the hang of that ski slope.
Date: March 20, 1947 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:51:00, With Audio
SKIERS COMPETE ON THE SLOPES Skiers have fun in the snow at the intercollegiate championship meet held at Sun Valley, Idaho. Slalom skiers navigate a tricky course with speed, skill--and spills. Meanwhile, at the Torger Tokle Memorial Jump at Bear Mountain in New York, only Dot Graves and Artie Davlin manage graceful landings.
Date: January 9, 1947 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:03:00, With Audio
WORLD SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS Spectacular speed skiing in the downhill race of the World Skiing Championships in Sweden. Top skiers of two continents plummet down the slopes. The winner, Austria's Christian Pravda, who led his team to a clean sweep of the thrilling event.
WEDDING ON SKIS Nuptial novelty in the High Sierras of California. A wedding on skis a mile and a half above sea level. The minister and happy couple defy freezing winds to tie the marital knot, and when the ceremony ends, its "schuss" down the mountainside, honeymoon bound.
SKI RESCUE IN THE ALPS The First International Contest of Ski Rescue produces a dazzling display of speed and daring as competitors whip down the Alpine slopes towing ski sleds with a fast but rugged ride for the poor simulated patients.
SKI-SLED PRECURSOR TO JET SKI On Long Island waters, an outboard powered ski-sled has water sports fans all aflutter with eagerness for a spin on the fast-moving craft--nimble as a waterbug, capable of 35 m.p.h.1 unsinkable, and so simple it's steered without a rudder, simply by shifting your weight. NOTE: Reporter voice-over requires additional clearances.
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