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           





b2) List by the Resort







Alta Badia




Asian and Southern Hemispere venues


Bad Gastein






Cortina d Ampezzo








Kranjska Gora & Maribor




Lake Louise and other Canadian venues




Madonna di Campiglio & 3-TRE




Other American venues


Other Austrian venues


Other European venues


Other French venues


Other German venues


Other Italian venues


Other Swiss venues




Sankt Moritz








Vail/Beaver Creek


Val d'Isere


Val Gardena










C)  Colections



(1) Institutional



Istituto Luce

(1928 - 1974)


British Pathe

(1936 - 1980)


INA (Institute National des Archives)

(1937 - 1972)



(1949 - 2002)


filmothek bundesarchiv

(1950 - 1978)



(2003 - 2008)


FIS Alpine

(2012 - 2020)





 (2) Individual



Yuri Sirko

(1948 - 1985)


Archeologia dello Sport

 (1975 - 2000)


Gunde Wassberg

(1977 - 1983)


Inyo Ranger

(1982 - 1987)



(1984 - 1992)



(1985 - 2005)






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



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.