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LEGACY: Austria’s Influence on American Skiing - Part I: Hannes Schneider & His Disciples (1890 - 1940)

  • 56 mins
  • 94%
  • All Ages
  • United States of America FlagUSUnited States of America
  • 2007
  • Documentaries

In St. Anton, Austria, Hannes proved that all that was to be the ski industry was possible. There he started one of the world’s first ski schools and ski shops, starred in some of the first ski movies ever made, and developed his now famous Arlberg ski and ski teaching techniques. With the Nazi takeover of their beloved Austria, Hannes, a staunch pro-Austrian nationalist, fled to the Americas. There he joined many of his self-proclaimed disciples, who were already teaching at, leading, and developing some of the Americas first ski resorts.