Origins of Freestyle Skiing

This film segment is from Dick Barrymore’s “The Golden Years of Ski Films”. It highlights when skiing began in North America (it was brought here from Europe) and of Hot Dog Skiing. Barrymore appears unaware of the first National Championships of Freestyle Skiing at the Waterville Valley ski area in 1970, but films what he calls the World’s first Hot Dog contest on March 10, 1971 at Aspen Colorado. Some skiers featured are Dave Wheeler, Squirrel O’Callahan, Scott Brooksbank, Airborne Eddie Ferguson and Greg Athens.


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