Run-Time: 1 x 50 min.
Directed by Heinz Leger
Written by Heinz Leger
A production of epo-film in collaboration with ORF III in association with Land Vorarlberg
Languages: German (ORIGINAL)
Ski Arlberg - The Cradle of Skiing
DER ARLBERG - Wiege des alpinen Skilaufs
One of the five largest ski areas in the world, more than 300 kilometres of downhill routes, 88 lifts and last but not least the «cradle of alpine skiing.» But the Arlberg has its own «Archbishop of skiing» to offer: Prof. Stefan Kruckenhauser revolutionised state training for ski instructors and together with Schneider took this style of skiing and above ski instruction out into the world. So for example, after the Second World War the majority of ski schools in the USA were run by Austrians, and the Arlberg technique was also being taught in South America, Australia and even New Zealand. Half the world was learning to ski on the Arlberg, according to a newsreel from the time, with royalty making their first turns in the snow here alongside countless stars and starlets. The Arlberg - Cradle of Alpine Skiing is an entertaining journey through more than a hundred years of the history of the «white sport» in one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world.