27 thoughts on “The History of Alpine Skiing

  • May 28, 2019 at 9:10 pm
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    I liked the video but Why no mention of Sir Arnold Lunn, the inventor of the modern form of skiing downhill?

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  • May 28, 2019 at 9:10 pm
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    Loved the video. As a 71 year old, second generation skier, I have lived much of the story. My folks honeymooned at Sunshine Village, Banff, Canada in 1940. I still have my Dad's hand made skis from the 1930's, and I personally owned a pair of those first generation Lange plastic boots. They were so uncomfortable and painful that I almost quit skiing. Haha! Fortunately I stayed with the sport, and this year I logged 65 days.

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  • May 28, 2019 at 9:10 pm
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    Now it would be about time to tear down every single ski lift in the Alps…

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  • May 28, 2019 at 9:10 pm
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    And soon, our kids will wonder what snow looks like. It's getting worse and worse every year.

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  • May 28, 2019 at 9:10 pm
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    Loved the video! My grandfather coached the first norwegian world cup champion and he and Sepp Kober were long time pen pals. He's an old fart now but showing him this video made some memories come back, made for a lovely evening of ski talk. I'd love to see more of this ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • May 28, 2019 at 9:10 pm
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    Enjoyed this video, however there's no need for the background music, it doesn't add anything useful, it only distracts…

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  • May 28, 2019 at 9:10 pm
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    aboriginal australians had skiis 1,000,000 years ago

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  • May 28, 2019 at 9:10 pm
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    Vicque Best Friend's two. Rishelle

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  • May 28, 2019 at 9:10 pm
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    Amazing info. Next time I only by HEAD skis and LANGE boots

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  • May 28, 2019 at 9:10 pm
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    Great video! I learned quite a bit from it! However, I was surprised to see no mention of the introduction of the shaped ski. You mentioned Head revolutionizing ski design, but those were still considered "straight" skis as they had little to no sidecut. The invention of sidecut in 1993 revolutionized skiing and ski racing, in fact, almost all skis today are some form of "shaped" ski. Again, very well done video, just thought I'd ad a little tidbit of info to the video! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • May 28, 2019 at 9:10 pm
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    FIRST SKI WAS ''ฮšฮฅฮกฮŸฮฅ ฮ‘ฮฮ‘ฮ’ฮ‘ฮฃฮ—'' IF YOU WANT MORE INF LET ME KNOW

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  • May 28, 2019 at 9:10 pm
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    I grew up next to Ecker hill famous ski jump. alf engen Utah legend

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  • May 28, 2019 at 9:10 pm
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    I am old enough to remember going to the slopes before the infestation of snow boards. snow boarders have ruined skiing. While most people appreciate the fact that quad lifts are not quad lifts anymore, snowboards, by their very nature, scrap the snow off the slopes and turn the place into nothing but boiler plate ice

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  • May 28, 2019 at 9:10 pm
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    This is a great video. I really liked it. Thank You for your hard work.

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  • May 28, 2019 at 9:10 pm
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    Great video! really deserves more likes

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  • May 28, 2019 at 9:10 pm
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    HA! I always laughed it off, when somebody complained about the background music being too loud. And here I am, complaining about the background music being too loud ๐Ÿ˜† You put soooo much effort into this video (thanks!) but sadly I could only understand half of what has been said. Maybe because I'm not a native speaker, maybe because I'm listening through the built-in speakers of my laptop and not a dedicated system or headphones. Maybe both. Other than that, great video! Loved the footage of those silly old-timers wiggling down the slopes. Seeing that side-by-side with modern styles or even carving is hillarious!

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  • May 28, 2019 at 9:10 pm
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    No mention of Australia! Said by some to be the home of the world's first ski club. Below from Wikipedia
    Kiandra, Australia is often isolated by deep snow which made it inaccessible during winter. In 1861, Norwegian miners introduced recreational skiing to the snowbound mining settlement after manufacturing over forty pairs of both short skis known as skates and the longer snow shoes during the months before the first winter snow. To avoid confusion with a conventional skate the skates were described as (two palings turned up at the front end and about four foot long). There were no fence palings or posts in Kiandra in 1861.

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  • May 28, 2019 at 9:10 pm
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    Thanks. Maybe another video on the transition from telemark to parallel turning?

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  • May 28, 2019 at 9:10 pm
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    What kind of fuck face, puts thumb down on this video???????????????

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  • May 28, 2019 at 9:10 pm
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    I wish also snowboarding was mentioned in this great video.

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  • May 28, 2019 at 9:10 pm
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    Interesting, but no mention of Henry Lunn and Arnold Lunn is a glaring hole in the story.

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  • May 28, 2019 at 9:10 pm
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    great video– but why no mention of war application of alpine skiing? In America at least, the veterans of the 10th mountain division formed the backbone of the modern ski resort industry in Colorado– Aspen, Vail, and many others were founded by these veterans. And some battles were fought in Italy, Finland, Norway, and even Lebanon on skis!

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  • May 28, 2019 at 9:10 pm
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    Very nice!! My first fiberglass skis were Kazama (green) and I had a pair of black Salomon step in bindings where the heel lock in was a flip plate. Loved them and skied the daylights out of them till they finally broke, at Madonna in Vermont.

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  • May 28, 2019 at 9:10 pm
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    Really interesting, thanks

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  • May 28, 2019 at 9:10 pm
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    Awesome video! Really interesting to see how a guy trying to lure guests into winter pretty much creates a new industry!

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