Ski Champs


1h 16m 1951

Brief Synopsis

This film documents champion ski jumpers training for and competing in the 1950 Federation Internationale de Ski Championships. The first sequences follow experts Dagmar Rom, a 21-year-old Austrian female university student, and Zeno Colo, an Italian woodcutter, during their training in the Alps. Ro...

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1951
Premiere Information
New York opening: 14 Dec 1951
Production Company
William H. Brown Productions
Distribution Company
William H. Brown Productions
Country
United States
Location
Aspen, Colorado, United States; Sweden; Austria; Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 16m

Synopsis

This film documents champion ski jumpers training for and competing in the 1950 Federation Internationale de Ski Championships. The first sequences follow experts Dagmar Rom, a 21-year-old Austrian female university student, and Zeno Colo, an Italian woodcutter, during their training in the Alps. Rom and Cole then journey to Aspen, Colorado for the championship. This is the first time the event has been staged in the United States. The remainder of the film is devoted to the men's and women's events during the meet.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1951
Premiere Information
New York opening: 14 Dec 1951
Production Company
William H. Brown Productions
Distribution Company
William H. Brown Productions
Country
United States
Location
Aspen, Colorado, United States; Sweden; Austria; Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 16m

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Notes

Ski Champs is narrated by Lowell Thomas and ski champion Tor Toland, who specifically provided commentary during the competition. The film was shot on location in the Alps mountain range of Italy and Austria, as well as in Sweden and Aspen, CO. During the production, director Dick Durrance, a former ski champion, at times, followed the contestants while on his own skis.