Legends Of American Skiing
Legends of American Skiing follows the evolution of Alpine skiing from its rough-and-tumble days in the High Sierras in the mid-1800s to the 1936 winter Games when skiing first became an Olympic sport. Witness Toni Matt, the only man ever to ski straight down the near-vertical headwall on Mount Washington-visit Sun Valley when it was only a dream-Stowe's first trails-Aspen when it was still a mining town. Thrilling authentic footage and accounts by those who were there.From the gold camps of the high Sierras in the mid 1800's through the hell bent racing day of the 30's this show takes viewers on a thrilling rundown the slopes of history. rare, authentic footage and exclusive interviews with some of the men and women who made downhill history combine in this one hour documentary to chronicle the birth and development of one of America's greatest sports.
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Duration: 60 minutes
Saturday, Jan 20, 9 p.m. on Vermont PBS Plus
Friday, Feb 2, 8 p.m. on Vermont PBS Plus
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