Video List

 

 

Comprehensive guide through the galaxy of alpine ski racing videos on the internet

 

 

A) List by the Year              

 

 

Period before the World Cup

 

 

a1)   Interwar and WWII period         (1928 1945)

 

a2)  Postwar period                             (1946 1966)

 

 

World Cup

 

 

b) World Cup in XX century

 

 

b1) 1967 1980

 

b2) 1981 2000

 

 

 

c) World Cup in XXI century

 

 

c1) 2001 2020

 

c2) 2021 2030

 

 

 

 

B) List by the Event or Resort

 

 

 

b1) List by the Event

 

 

Winter Olympic Games

 

World Championships           

 

Arlberg-Kandahar

 

 

b2) List by the Resort

 

 

Aare

 

Adelboden

 

Alta Badia

 

Aspen

 

Asian and Southern Hemispere venues

 

Bad Gastein

 

Bormio

 

Chamonix

 

Cortina d Ampezzo

 

Garmisch-Partenkirchen

 

Grindelwald

 

Kitzbuehel

 

Kranjska Gora & Maribor

 

Kvitfjell

 

Lake Louise and other Canadian venues

 

Levi

 

Madonna di Campiglio & 3-TRE

 

Megeve

 

Other American venues

 

Other Austrian venues

 

Other European venues

 

Other French venues

 

Other German venues

 

Other Italian venues

 

Other Swiss venues

 

Saalbach

 

Sankt Moritz

 

Schladming

 

Sestriere

 

Soelden

 

Vail/Beaver Creek

 

Val d'Isere

 

Val Gardena

 

Wengen

 

Zagreb

 

 

 

 

 

C)  Colections

 

 

(1) Institutional

 

 

Istituto Luce

(1928 - 1974)

 

British Pathe

(1936 - 1980)

 

INA (Institute National des Archives)

(1937 - 1972)

 

Reuters

(1949 - 2002)

 

filmothek bundesarchiv

(1950 - 1978)

 

SWISS TV (sfr.ch)

(2003 - 2008)

 

FIS Alpine

(2012 - 2020)

 

 

 

 

 (2) Individual

 

 

Yuri Sirko

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoWDq7BpTSzdgqsBg9Go-Og

(1948 - 1985)

 

Archeologia dello Sport

https://www.youtube.com/user/credideb/videos?disable_polymer=1

 (1975 - 2000)

 

Gunde Wassberg

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoFoTXMPtnH6jGLE-RfCLgg

(1977 - 1983)

 

Inyo Ranger

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgDVJAiRp_LRASn5Z8NEBAw

(1982 - 1987)

 

westnyacktwins

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyh6Wrcsij3-SlORwwBC5Sg

(1984 - 1992)

 

Alexx87

https://www.youtube.com/user/ZundraF

(1985 - 2005)

 

theSKIchannel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYLX46EYK3a8SLb3_WrAR5Q/videos

(2014)

 

 

D) Longer videos

 

 

LP videos

(over 25 minutes of TV transmissions)

 

EP videos

(between 10 and 25 minutes of TV transmissions)

 

 

 

                                                An Afterword

 

 

Not many Major prewar races were filmed, still fewer were saved. By the 1950s

Newsreels were covering Major races and events like Olympics and World

Championships more frequently. Usually three cinematographers were covering

the race (one the start, other the finish, and third some middlepoint) with footage

of more than half an hour, of which only a minute would actually make it to

the Newsreel.

 

From 1958. and the first TV transmission of Wengen and Grindelwald races,

a new era started, but it is unknown how many of these transmissions are saved

in archives, waiting to be digitized. Untill around 1980s securing the broadcast

of World Cup event was not a requirement for becoming a host of one, so many

were not broadcasted at all.

 

Nevertheless, by that time Newsreel become a fact of the past, and a new form

of tele report was introduced (presumably by Reuters). Such tele reports were

usually consisting of televised runs of top 3 finishers which were distributed to

news TV channels not broadcasting ski events, which wanted to have some

movable picture to match a short news agency report of these races.

 

By the 1980s another novelty appeared. Expensive professional studio

magnetoscopes were substituted by much cheapper video recorders, so beside

official recordings there was a suden burst of private recordings, which, now

digitized, make bulk of the entries in this Video List. Unfortunately, those video

heads were not always clean enough, so in many cases pictures are of

poor quality (ppq).

 

In this digital era, many of these recordings are now on the internet, and their

average lenght has significantly increased. So, for each of the latest few years

there are dozens of videos longer than 10 minutes which was a rarity before

1980s.

 

In this Video List, the internet adresses of all free available alpine ski racing

video material are given, whether offered by institutional providers, who own

the videos, or individual collectors, who are merely presenting them. The List

is structured in such a manner that you can search the races by the year, by the

resort, or by the provider. In many cases it is obvious that videos for the

majority of World Cup races are still missing. It would be nice if in the next

edition of this List videos for many of them would appear, and particularly if

the Broadcasting Companies start to digitize their Archives at a larger scale.


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