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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 14, 2013 - 8:00 PM    "Hannes Schneider & His Disciples (1890 - 1940)" In St. Anton, Austria, Hannes proved that all that was to be the ski industry was possible. There he started one of the world's first ski schools and ski shops, starred in some of the first ski movies ever made (which received considerable international attention and acclaim) , and developed his now famous Arlberg ski and ski teaching techniques. D
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Monday, Jan 14, 2013 - 8:00 PM "Hannes Schneider & His Disciples (1890 - 1940)" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 - 12:00 AM "Hannes Schneider & His Disciples (1890 - 1940)" (PLUS)
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Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 - 6:00 AM "Hannes Schneider & His Disciples (1940)" (PLUS)
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Monday, Jan 21, 2013 - 8:00 PM "Hannes Schneider & His Disciples (1940)" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 - 12:00 AM "Hannes Schneider & His Disciples (1940)" (PLUS)
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Sunday, Jan 27, 2013 - 6:00 AM "Kruchenhauser & His Ambassadors (1950s - 1970s)" (PLUS)
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Monday, Jan 28, 2013 - 8:00 PM "Kruchenhauser & His Ambassadors (1950s - 1970s)" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 - 12:00 AM "Kruchenhauser & His Ambassadors (1950s - 1970s)" (PLUS)
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Sunday, Feb 3, 2013 - 6:00 AM "Austrian Ski Culture & Helicopter Skiing - (1960s - )" (PLUS)
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Monday, Feb 4, 2013 - 8:00 PM "Austrian Ski Culture & Helicopter Skiing - (1960s - )" (PLUS)
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