SKI & SNOW COUNTRY. The Golden Years of Skiing in the West. 1930s-1950s.

Portland (OR): Graphic Arts Center Publishing, (2000). First edition. Hardcover. 4to. This copy is signed by Warren Miller on the front endpaper. Photographs by Ray Atkeson. Essay by Warren Miller. The early, romantic days of skiing in the West--the 1930s, '40s and '50s--were a time of glamour and great excitement. Hollywood movie stars in the latest snow fashions shared chairlifts with the originators of "extreme" skiing. Skiers zoomed down the mountains with primitive equipment, relying on enthusiasm and their own brand of skill to take them successfully to the bottom. Otto Lang, Hannes Schneider, Errol Flynn, and dozens of other celebrities--and even early Olympic athletes--peppered these snowy slopes, having the time of their lives. That era of fun and elegance was captured by famed outdoor photographer Ray Atkeson and ski moviemaker Warren Miller, who became friends in Squaw Valley in 1949. In this nostalgic tour of an earlier time, Miller reminisces about the places, people, and props that color the history of skiing in the West. His lively, firsthand account of the events that populate this unequaled photo collection is fascinating reading.120 pages illustrated from black and white photographs. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Item #14618
ISBN: 1558685383

Price: $75.00

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