Toni Matt, 1939.Austrian-born ski pioneer and protege of Hannes…

Toni Matt, 1939.

Austrian-born ski pioneer and protege of Hannes Schneider. Matt moved to North Conway, NH after becoming Junior National Champion in the Austrian Alps and won many US races and later served in WW II in the U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division.

Poster for the 1931 bergfilme ‘The White Ecstasy‘, directed by…

Poster for the 1931 bergfilmeThe White Ecstasy‘, directed by Arnold Fanck and starring the great Austrian skier Hannes Schneider and photographer/director/actress Leni Reifensthal.

Swiss ski jumper (and cabinet maker and gardener) Walter Steiner…

Swiss ski jumper (and cabinet maker and gardener) Walter Steiner in 1974.

Steiner was the subject of the Werner Herzog film The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner.