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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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Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 - 1:00 AM    "Kruchenhauser & His Ambassadors (1950s - 1970s)" Why have so many American ski schools and resorts been influenced by Austrians? From 1931-1971 Professor Stefan Kruckenhauser and his ski instructors/ambassadors dominated the world of alpine ski instruction, and alpine ski racing in particular. American investors paid top dollar to get Austrian champions, like Othmar Schneider, Pepi Gramshammer, and Pepi Stiegler, all interviewed in this film, to represent growing American ski areas, and as a result? Austrian alpine skiing technique, racing, coaching and culture permeated the American alpine ski scene, particularly at some of the Americas' largest, best-known resorts: Aspen, Boyne Mt., Jackson Hole, Portillo, Stowe, Sun Valley, the Sugar Bow, Stratton, and Vail. D
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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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Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013 - 1:00 AM "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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Monday, Jan 13, 2014 - 9:00 PM "Hannes Schneider & His Disciples (1890 - 1940)" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 - 1:00 AM "Hannes Schneider & His Disciples (1890 - 1940)" (PLUS)
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Monday, Jan 20, 2014 - 4:00 PM "Hannes Schneider & His Disciples (1940)" (PLUS)
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Monday, Jan 20, 2014 - 9:00 PM "Hannes Schneider & His Disciples (1940)" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 - 1:00 AM "Hannes Schneider & His Disciples (1940)" (PLUS)
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