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Seven of the Best Ancient Ski Videos

Skiing in yesteryear looks a lot of fun...
Ancient Ski Videos |Welove2ski
Photo: © British Pathe Sporting History.


Skiing in yesteryear looks a lot of fun, and safety didn’t come into it. Skiing down the Champs Elysees behind a motorbike…100mph skicross in the 1950s…Chinese downhill 1923-style in Garmisch: those were the days, my friend.

We published this feature last year, but we’ve added a few more videos this time around.

Roller Skiing – The 1950s Craze

Watch out for the ‘sleighlom’ and skiing behind a motor bike.


Summer Skiing in Paris

360s in front of the Arc de Triomphe.


An Early Indoor Ski Slope

Boston 1938: maybe the first?


Cycle skating, the new sport of 1923

Park Life in the 1920s.

World’s Most Dangerous Sport

Ski Joring meets Rollerball

Olympic Qualification Event in 1960

Watch the wipeouts…


Snow games…

Mountain Mayhem and More.

About the author

Felice Hardy

Felice's first job was at Vogue magazine and she then went on to become deputy editor of the Ski Club of Great Britain's magazine. Later she was (and still is) a travel writer touring the world for a huge variety of publications including The Guardian, London Evening Standard, Country Life, Conde Nast Traveller, Tatler, and BA Highlife magazine. She has co-edited 18 ski and travel guidebooks for Cadogan Guides, Debrett's and Which? Books. She has co-edited Welove2ski since 2008.

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