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Legacy: Austria's Influence On American Skiing

Wherever Austrians go they carry, and are identified with, the image, culture, and spirit of alpine skiing - their national sport, their national pastime. The origins, the roots, of alpine skiing, in particular alpine ski instruction, are in large part traced to Austria, where Hannes Schneider, considered by many as the "Father of Modern Alpine Skiing" (who also emigrated to America), and Professor Stefan Kruckenhauser, trained and influenced many top Austrian ski instructors and racers who due to a combination of pre and post World War II political and economic reasons emigrated to the Americas, which they considered "The Land . . .

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Monday, Jan 21, 2013 - 9:00 PM    "Hannes Schneider & His Disciples (1940)" With the onset of World War II, Austrian ski instructors and racers were viewed with both suspicion and interest. Suspicion they might be Nazi collaborators, interest in recruiting them to teach ski and rock climbing skills to U.S. troops. D
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Sunday, Jan 27, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Kruchenhauser & His Ambassadors (1950s - 1970s)" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 - 1:00 AM "Kruchenhauser & His Ambassadors (1950s - 1970s)" (PLUS)
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Sunday, Feb 3, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Austrian Ski Culture & Helicopter Skiing - (1960s - )" (PLUS)
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Monday, Feb 4, 2013 - 9:00 PM "Austrian Ski Culture & Helicopter Skiing - (1960s - )" (PLUS)
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Monday, Jan 13, 2014 - 4:00 PM "Hannes Schneider & His Disciples (1890 - 1940)" (PLUS)
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