A Pictorial History
Here is a bountiful collection of photographs and illustrations, drawn from archives all over the United States, showing the history of downhill skiing since 1850. Included are photos of what is perhaps the nation’s first ski lift, photos of 19th Century gold miners who schussed the slopes of the Sierra Nevada, ski fashion photos, photos from the 1930s and 1940s—the boom years of American skiing—as well as an unusual compilation of early 20th Century ski-jumping photos. More than 500 images are presented with a concise narrative outlining the history of the sport in America.
256 pages, paperback, 8.5 x 11