The Hannes Schneider Ski Technique

By: Rybizka, Benno (with A Foreword by Hannes Schneider)

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B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. "He (Hannes Schneider) first observed skiing in 1900, and in 1903 obtained an authentic pair of skis and some instruction from Viktor Sohm. In 1907 he became a ski guide at the Hotel Post in St. Anton, Austria where he began work on what became known as the Arlberg technique. After serving as a ski instructor for the Austrian army during the First World War, he returned to the Hotel Post. In 1920 he appeared in a documentary film based on the Arlberg technique; he formed a semi-independent ski school where by 1924 he had formalized his method of instruction. In 1928 he helped organize the international Arlberg-Kandahar alpine race at St. Anton. In the inter war period he also appeared in several more of Dr. Arnold Fanck's ski films. Der weiße Rausch, which helped make skiing popular, was filmed at the Arlberg in the winter of 1930/1931. He also co-wrote a best-selling instruction book (with Fanck) , named Die Wunder des Schneeschuhs which became translated to English as The Wonders of Skiing in 1931. Former students of Hannes Schneider include Otto Lang, Friedl Pfeifer, and Toni Matt " (from Wikipedia)

Title: The Hannes Schneider Ski Technique

Author Name: Rybizka, Benno (with A Foreword by Hannes Schneider)

Categories: Skiing,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company: 1938

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: A37388

Keywords: Skiing Benno Rybizka Hannes Schneider Sports Winter Sports Skiing,