16 thoughts on “ON THE PISTE (1987) – BBC DOCUMENTARY – 80's SKIING

  • May 30, 2019 at 4:50 pm
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    The very best of Brits abroad

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:50 pm
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    This is the funniest ski video ever! Hilarious! Enjoy! – skimckay.com

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:50 pm
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    I'd love to be able to buy this in full. I remember watching it first time around

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:50 pm
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    I was born in 1968 and been skiing since 2010. Has skiing evolved much in the past 45+ years? If I started skiing in the early 1970's, would I be using wooden skis, leather boots, and no helmet?

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:50 pm
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    My husband and I were ski instructors in Söll when this BBC program was made.
    Let me tell you that what you see on this video was ot ‘the norm’.
    Peter was a laugh (but also not ‘the norm’) and picked by the BBC for being (in their opinion) a typical Austrian ski instructor.

    The whole idea of this program was to make people laugh and looking at the reactions below they succeeded. They didn’t succeed in promoting skiing.
    We watched the program with embarrassment, because the
    majority of Sepp Embachers instructors would go about it a whole lot different way. Sepp suggested a different instructor to the BBC but they set their minds on Peter. 
    In our opinion learning how to ski and at the same time having a great holiday had nothing to do with the ‘stupid’ things shown in this program. We have been instructors for 5 years and we never got our ski groups in so much mess.
    Although this program is years old and all the difficult aspects of learning how to ski (like chairlifts, draglifts etc.) don’t exist anymore in Söll. They are all replaced by skier friendly lifts.
    I  had to react.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:50 pm
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    We was at soll around this time, great fun, I now ski black worldwide, 55 and live skiing

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:50 pm
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    oh my god I have never laughed so much over a skiing video…I've got a stomach ache now !

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:50 pm
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    This is Brill you cudnt script this.When Kevin is getting on the chairlift its all natural movements. Simply great fun

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:50 pm
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    Timeless and Priceless CLASSIC

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:50 pm
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    The voice over is Funny too. We all know a kevin

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:50 pm
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    classic .kevin on the lifts i bet hes still trying 87 omg i feel old

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:50 pm
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    Thats a hilarious video. My farther is called Kevin and back in the 1980's at Kitzsteinhorn, Kaprun, had similar problems with surface lifts. Im sure he would apreciate watching this, just to remind him what a prolock he was back in the day.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:50 pm
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    been looking for this long time people forget ski hols only got going in 70s ,kevin so funny on lifts

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:50 pm
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    I smiled all through that. Great clip!

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:50 pm
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    whats the snuff taking at the end?

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:50 pm
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    Ahh, skiing. The luxury of travelling to foreign country (usually), snow, fresh mountain air, and copious amounts of après ski booze and fun. It wasn't THAT much different in 1987….

    #ski #skiing #austria #soll #80s

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