UTAH SKI JUMPING EVENT International ski jumping athletes test their skills on the Ecker Hill ramp near Salt Lake City, Utah. Skiers soar through the air like birds but occasionally land like a stone in the winter competition.
ENGLEBERG WORLD SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS Europe's best skiers gather for the World Championship in Engleberg, Switzerland. France's Emile Allais keeps his balance as he slalom's downhill. A montage of spectacular ski crashes emphasizes the dangers of the event.
MT. HOOD SKI COMPETITION Ski aces open the 1938 winter season with a skiing competition on Mt. Hood, Oregon. Against a backdrop of breathtaking beauty ski enthusiasts enjoy the ride down the mountain although a few come tumbling down instead.
MT. LASSEN, CALIFORNIA WINTER FUN Snowplows work overtime to remove 30-foot drifts from Mt. Lassen near Mineral, California. Elsewhere skiers take advantage of the heavy snowfall as they jump over parked cars and enjoy nighttime skiing down the mountain with torches in a spectacular light show.
SKIING ON MT. BAKER, WASHINGTON Happy skiers take advantage of an 11-foot snowfall on Mt. Baker, Washington. First they go up the mountain on a pulley system then they race back down to do it all over again.
BLIZZARD HITS NEW YORK STATE A blizzard sweeps across the East hitting New York state especially hard. The freighter Falmouth is run aground on Long Island Sound by the high winds and traffic comes to a halt in the city. The kids are happy because it means lots of great sledding and winter fun for them.
VANCOUVER SKI MEET IN CITY LIMITS What to do when a record snowfall buries your town in powder? Hold a ski meet and turn the roads into race courses like these folks in Vancouver B.C. did. Record numbers turn out to cheer the skiers on and enjoy the novelty of the moment.
BLIZZARD HITS CHICAGO A blizzards sweeps across the nation from Oklahoma to New York. The city of Chicago is hit hard with freezing snow that quickly clogs highways and sends pedestrians under cover of umbrellas and heavy winter coats.
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING WORLD CUP The Cross Country Skiing World Cup of 1983. Competitors skiing in slow motion. A brief interview with a skier. The flags of the participating countries. A snowy landscape.
Date: 1983 - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:01:23:00, With Audio
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