Introducing Vintage Ski World’s NEW Sale Page! Everything is always 15% to 25% Off!
Enjoy shopping this Sale Page often, as we will be continuously changing what vintage products we select to place on Sale.
In celebration we’d like to feature the initial Vintage Ski Posters we used to launch our business as Vintage Ski World, LLC in 2002. Additionally to give you a variety in shopping, we also put a 25% Off SALE on some of our vintage Black and White Art Posters, with the Ray Atkeson Vintage Poster Collection.
Alta Ski Poster 1941 Dick Durrance Ski School
Our Alta poster is a classic! In the later 1930s, a group of Salt Lake City skiers and businessmen began to look at Alta as a site for a ski resort. George Watson donated 1800 acres of land to the US forest service so Alta could be built. The first chairlift opened in 1938, with 2630 vertical feet. The lift cost .15 cents per ride.
Alta boasts the best powder on the planet, and is one of North America’s most historic ski areas.
Aspen Highlands Fred Iselin Ski Poster
Fred Iselin Ski School, at Aspen Highlands Colorado poster is from 1966. The artist is Garth Williams. Fred was one of the early instructors on Aspen Mt. in the 1940’s and later co-directed the Aspen Ski School in the 50’s with Friedl Pfeifer. The ski bunnies depict many of the families and children of Aspen.
Sun Valley Olympian Ski Poster
This Sun Valley Ski Poster is from 1948. The artist, Shepler was honoring Gretchen Fraser, winner of America’s first Gold Medal in Olympic Alpine skiing! Sun Valley had the first single chair lift in North America. This ski resort was very popular with the Hollywood crowd. The accordion player Andy Brachli represents a tradition that is still present around Sun Valley; esp. at the historic Roundhouse restaurant which first opened in 1939. It is perched at 7,700 ft. on Bald Mountain which makes it a great place to stop skiing and eat a great lunch.
Atkeson Ski Poster of Alf Engen Skiing Powder
This stunning poster by famed photographer Ray Atkeson celebrates pioneer Utah powder skier Alf Engen.
With a terrific eye for composition and beauty rendered in the gray tones of black-and-white fine art printing, he captured sublime photos primarily throughout the Northwest United States. Atkeson received many honors for his work, including Oregon’s Photographer Laureate and induction into the Photographic Hall of Fame.
Atkeson Ski Poster of Wildcat Alta
This beautiful poster by Ray Atkeson celebrates Wildcat ski run at Alta, Utah in 1957. Naturally the image highlights Utah’s claim that it has “The Greatest Snow on Earth!” Our posters are an affordable way to enjoy Atkeson’s amazing images.
Atkeson Ski Poster of Skis in the Sun
Classic poster by photographer Ray Atkeson with the silhouette of wooden skis and ski poles in the sun with interesting clouds.
Atkeson received many honors for his work, including Oregon’s Photographer Laureate and induction into the Photographic Hall of Fame.
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The Summer Olympics in London began on Friday, July 27, 2012, and end on Sunday, August 12, 2012. As a global audience, we watch, while hundreds of athletes awe us with their physical abilities and stamina that are way beyond our own. The Opening and Closing Ceremonies also invoke awe, as we watch the events that teams of highly talented professionals have put together for our enjoyment and amazement.
We want to thank London as the 2012 Host City for all they have done for seven years to prepare for this enormous event and make it available to the world.
Additionally in honor of these 2012 Summer Olympics, we thought it was a great time to see what Cities in the United States hosted previous Summer and Winter Olympics. In total eight prior Olympic Games have been held in the United States. As Vintage Ski World we know a lot more about the Winter Olympics than the Summer Olympics, but here are some tributes to the USA Host Cities.
1904 St. Louis, Louisiana Purchase (Missouri) Summer Games:
July 1, 1904, to November 23, 1904. Officially, the Games lasted for 4 & 1/2 months!
The first time the Games were held in the US in 1904, it was not an official Summer Olympics, but was officially known as the Games of the III Olympiad. Many called it the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, informally known as the St. Louis World’s Fair,
It was an International Multi-sport event that combined the Olympic Games with a World’s Fair of all types of shows and chaos. This made the actual Games of athletes competing against each other more like irrelevant side shows. The Games were so poorly run that, as a result, the International Olympic Committee almost came to an end. Gratefully the errors of those Games were corrected to allow the Olympics to continue!
Participants: 651 athletes competed – 645 men and 6 women representing 12 countries.
1932 Lake Placid, NY – First Winter Olympics Held in the US
February 4 – 13, 1932
The 1932 Winter Olympics, officially known as the III Olympic Winter Games, and held in the little town of Lake Placid. The Lake Placid Club which was founded in 1895 was originally a summer resort, but in 1904 they decided to open the club for winter activities and it became famous for its winter sports. They created the first Bobsled run in the US, a 60-meter ski jump, and added an indoor skating arena, which was a Winter Olympic first!
The worldwide depression hindered plans for the Lake Placid Winter Olympics, and also decreased attendance. Several nations withdrew and many others sent very small teams, because of the cost of travel to the United States. Lake Placid had almost no snowfall for the two months prior to the Games, and an unusual heat wave hit the area, with temperatures in January even rising above 50° F. (10° C.). Fortunately two winter storms just before the Olympics alleviated the problem.
Participants: 252 (231 men and 21 women) from 17 countries competed.
1932 Los Angeles, CA Summer Olympic Games:
July 30 to August 14, 1932
Due to the fact that the world was mired in the Great Depression, it made the expense of traveling to California seem nearly impossible. For a while it seemed as if no one was going to attend the 1932 Olympic Games. Six months before the Games were to begin, not a single country had responded to the official invitations. Then they started to trickle in.
Additionally no one had the money to buy the spectator tickets and it seemed that the Memorial Coliseum, which had been expanded to 105,000 seats for the occasion, would be relatively empty. Then, a few Hollywood stars (including Douglas Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin, Marlene Dietrich, and Mary Pickford) offered to entertain the crowd and ticket sales picked up.
Los Angeles debuted three new Olympic traditions: 1) the Photo Finish, 2) the Victory Platform and 3) the very first Olympic Village for the Games. The Olympic Village consisted of 550 two-bedroom portable bungalows for the male athletes, a hospital, post office, library, and a large number of eating establishments to feed the athletes. The female athletes were housed in a luxury hotel downtown.
Participants: Approximately 1,300 athletes participated, representing 37 countries.
1960 Squaw Valley, CA Winter Olympic Games:
February 18 to 28, 1960
It was the first time in 28 years that the Olympic Games had been held in North America. Opening and Closing Ceremonies were orchestrated by none other than Walt Disney, and involved 5,000 participants, 1285 instruments and 2,645 voices from 52 California and Nevada high school bands. A throng of 1,000 competitors and 20,000 spectators stood hushed as the Olympic Torch completed a 9,000 mile odyssey from Europe and was placed in front of the Tower of Nations. The VIII Olympic Winter Games at Squaw Valley “Opened” with a kaleidoscope of fireworks and colorful balloons and all forms of pageantry.
At that time the 1960 Winter Games were the largest ever held, with 34 nations competing in 15 alpine and ski jumping events, 8 speed skiing contests, 3 figure skating competitions and 28 hockey matches. Making its Olympic debut was women’s speed skiing and the men’s biathlon, a combination of Nordic skiing and rifle marksmanship.
The Squaw Games were highlighted by many other Winter Olympic ‘firsts’:
1) The speed skating, figure skating and ice hockey events were held on artificial ice for the first time in Olympic history. A refrigeration plant capable of heating 4,800 homes had to be built to generate and maintain the ice.
2) New timing equipment provided by Longines was installed that used a Quartz clock to measure to the hundredth of a second.
3) “IBM” provided a computer that was capable of tabulating results and printing them in English and French.
4) They were the first Winter Games to be nationally televised by CBS.
5) Although the 1932 Los Angeles Games had the first Olympic Village, this was the first time in Winter Olympic history that the athletes were housed in their own Olympic Village.
Participants: Some records show 1,000 competitors and others say 665 athletes competed representing Thirty Nations.
We also want to honor the remaining Summer and Winter Olympics USA Host Cities of:
1980 Lake Placid, NY
1984 Los Angeles, CA
1996 Atlanta, GE
2002 Salt Lake City, UT
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What’s a skier to do when there is no more snow? One answer is to go find some snow in the Southern Hemisphere, like the mountains of Chile, Argentina, New Zealand and Australia.
As it has been between 90 and 100 degrees in Colorado lately, the idea of snow and skiing seems like a ‘cooling’ thought right about now. So we started thinking about those skiing in the Southern Hemisphere!
The famous Bob Gibson song from 1959 titled “What’ll We Do?” (Available on ITunes) has the following verses discussing this very issue of “What to Do When the Snow’s All Gone”:
“Look the icicles are all melting. Look the snow’s almost all gone. What’ll do we do when the snow’s all gone? What’ll do we do when the grass turns green? What’ll do when the tow shuts down and our favorite run is a muddy ravine? We can paint a picture or write a song – that’s all wrong. We can be domestic and learn to cook – all now look! We can take up golf or ride a horse. . . . What’ll do we do when the robins come? What’ll do we do when the summer is here? What’ll do we do when we cannot ski and the sun is all over the hemisphere? We might have to go to school – don’t be a fool! I can find a girl to be my bride – that’s suicide! We might have to go to work – we’d go berserk! . . . Listen to me I’ve got an idea. We could go to Chile to ski Portillo!!!”
Check out some of our Southern Hemisphere Ski Posters by clicking on the images below. Also PLEASE let us know if you are aware of other great Ski Posters from the Southern Hemisphere (and maybe where to get them) and we will give you a free poster from our site!
Ski Portillo, Chile Vintage Art Deco Ski Poster
This great Ski Portillo Chile Poster commemorated the 50th anniversary of skiing in Portillo Chile. This great Ski Portillo Chile Poster commemorated the 50th anniversary of skiing in Portillo Chile.
In July of 1949 the Portillo Ski Resort was inaugurated under the supervision of the government hotel company HONSA. In 1961, the Portillo ski area was sold to private investors. The principal stockholder was Robert W. Purcell, a New York investment executive who initiated a development plan for the ski area which included new ski lifts and construction to increase the hotel capacity to 500 beds. The hotel was refurbished and a heated swimming pool and sauna facilities were added. These improvements enabled Portillo to bid successfully on hosting the World Alpine Ski Championship in 1966, an international event which marked the beginning of modern skiing in South America. European and North American skiers discovered that great skiing could be enjoyed during the summer months–and that South America had well-developed facilities and exemplary skiing.
By 1968, the international road between Chile and Argentina was finished, allowing easy access to Portillo via automobile.
Notice the famous Gran Hotel in the background. What looks like small figures are actually skiers in every possible move often seen on the ski slopes. Therefore the poster is also quite funny.
Ski in Los Andes Portillo, Chile Vintage Ski Poster
Ski in Los Andes Portillo Chile, from June to October is an ad that has been successfully calling out to the Northern Hemisphere skiers for decades. If you want to ski all year or train in the summer, Portillo is one of the top spots in the world to get your fix.
Dick Durrance Skiing New Zealand – Lunch Is For Sissies Ski Poster
Eat an apple at the top of the hill and keep charging. That’s what Dick Durrance was doing in his early years of skiing. The image of Dick skiing in New Zealand is from the 1930’s. However the poster was created in the late 1990’s as an advertisement for Aspen Highlands.
Remember to PLEASE Comment to let us know if you are aware of other great Ski Posters from the Southern Hemisphere (and maybe were to get them) and we will give you a free poster from our site!
Also we love to hear about your “What’ll we do when the snow’s all gone ideas”! So click the title line above to leave us a comment.
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We have really enjoyed doing business with all of you over the last 10 years!
Vintage Ski World started with seven posters in the summer of 2002.
Today our website offers over 1400 ski related products. We have truly enjoyed finding and making available to you this unique Collection Celebrating the History of Skiing!
So we thought it was time to tell you about our first Seven Posters.
Click on any of these Posters to go to their page where you will find more information about them and also be able to order it.
The ‘vintageskiworld.com’ watermark is not on the actual product.
Aspen Highlands Fred Iselin Art Deco Ski Poster
Fred was one of the early instructors on Aspen Mt. in the 1940’s and later co-directed the Aspen Ski School in the 50’s with Friedl Pfeifer.
Ski Aspen Leaf Vintage Art Deco Ski Poster
This 1960’s poster advertises Aspen Ski area. The town of Aspen got its name in the late 1800’s, replacing its original name of Ute City, due to the gorgeous Aspen trees that cover the lower regions of the Elk Mountains.
Alta Vintage Art Deco Poster 1941 Dick Durrance Ski School
Our Alta poster is a classic. In the later 1930s, a group of Salt Lake City skiers and businessmen began to look at Alta as a site for a ski resort. George Watson donated 1800 acres of land to the US forest service so Alta could be built. The first chairlift opened in 1938, with 2630 vertical feet. The lift cost .15 cents per ride.
Sun Valley Olympian Vintage Art Deco Poster
This Sun Valley poster is from 1948. The artist, Shepler was honoring Gretchen Fraser, winner of America’s first Gold Medal in Olympic Alpine skiing!
Berner Oberland Vintage Art Deco Ski Poster
Everyone loves the Berner Oberland area of Switzerland. It is a beautiful mountainous region above and south of the city Bern, in the State of Bern. The area is famous for year around mountain sports, like hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing.
Northland Skis Ad Vintage Art Deco Poster
The skier on the poster is Luggi Foeger, who taught skiing for Hannes Schneider at St. Anton in Austria. Foeger came to the U.S., as part of a wave of European ski instructors, in the 1930’s. He later joined the 10th Mountain Division. He was a ski racer, ski area developer, and movie producer.
Which Poster is your favorite?
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For years, we have been serving as the go to source for vintage skiing books, covering topics like: ski history, skiing techniques, ski towns, Ski Annuals, and so much more. Additionally we carry ski books discussing present day information like: backcountry skiing tips, great cookbooks from ski towns, children’s’ books by Aspen’s Ski Dog ‘Fraser’, snowboarding books, and more.
Whenever you are searching for books related to skiing, look no further than Vintage Ski World. We carry books that were published back in the early 1940’s as well as more modern skiing techniques books and hard to find books about skiing. No matter what it is that you are looking for, start and end your search with Vintage Ski World.
For a limited time, Vintage Ski World Now has a 20% Off Sale on All Books!
Click on any of these books to go to their page where you will find more information about the book and also be able to order it with the sale discount. Here are a few of our favorites:
The Story of Modern Skiing Book – by John Fry
The Story of Modern Skiing, an Award-winning book is signed by the author. John Fry, a renowned insider, discusses the ultimate history of skiing through the decades. This is the definitive history of the sport that has exhilarated and infatuated in just North America, about 30 million Americans and Canadians over the course of the last fifty years. Consummate insider John Fry chronicles the rise of a ski culture and every aspect of the sport’s development, including the emergence of the mega-resort and advances in equipment, technique, instruction, and competition.
Downhill in Montana Book
Signed by Author, Stan Cohen!
The book details the early days of Skiing in the Treasure State of Montana and Yellowstone Park by Stan Cohen. Ski book includes 278 Pages, Full Color, 500 Photos, Maps Letters, Brochures and Letters.
Adventures of Fraser The Yellow Dog – Rescue on Aspen Mountain
By award winning Aspen author Jill Sheeley.
Signed by the Authors Fraser and Jill Sheeley!
This ski book takes us on an adventure up Aspen Mountain and to a deep, dark mine shaft where a puppy is trapped. Fraser alerts the girls of impending trouble and is a hero as he devises a plan to rescue the puppy (Maggie).
Signed by the Author!
The Amazing Life Story of Rhona and Rhoda Wurtele, Canada’s Olympian Skiing Pioneers, by Byron Rempel. The book chronicles the twins and how they overcame many hardships to have outstanding skiing careers, winning race after race.
Pictorial History of Downhill Skiing – By Stan Cohen.
Signed by the Author!
The history of skiing is a fascinating subject that can hardly be covered in detail in one volume. This classic ski book of downhill skiing is one of the best overviews of ski history you’ll find anywhere, with great pictures making it a wonderful reading experience.
Ski & Snow Country: The Golden Years of Skiing in the West
Signed by Warren Miller!
The early, romantic days of skiing in the West, from the 1930s to the ’50s, were a time of glamour and great excitement. Hollywood movie stars in the latest snow fashions shared chair lifts with the originators of “extreme” skiing. Skiers zoomed down the mountains with primitive equipment, relying on enthusiasm and their own brand of skill to take them successfully to the bottom. Otto Lang, Hannes Schneider, Errol Flynn, and dozens of other celebrities and even early Olympic athletes peppered these snowy slopes, having the time of their lives.
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In the spirit of our DVD sale, we want to highlight our extensive collection of Warren Miller DVDs!
When you’re looking for those hard to find ski films on DVD, look no further than Vintage Ski World. We stock the only complete collection of Warren Miller films on DVD available, including the classic films narrated by Warren Miller himself. For years, we have been serving the ski community and history enthusiasts with some of the finest vintage ski collectables. Find Warren Miller’s Dynasty, Children of Winter and other ski movies here at Vintage Ski World. Many of the Warren Miller DVD’s we have on sale are also available in Blu-Ray!
Journey through the Decades DVD Box Set
In his quest to capture the thrills and spills of alpine skiing and kindred adventure sports, Warren miller has spanned not only the globe, but the decades. This amazing collection of Warren miller films is a trip down memory slope, preserving for future generations of winter sports fans the breathtaking scenery, the unforgettable music and the astonishing feats of legendary athletes on the snow and in the air.
No Boundaries 2007 DVD Box Set
Warren Miller films have set the bar for winter sport films for nearly 60 years. Widely known for their amazing locations, athletic excellence, stunning camerawork, killer music and humor, these films have taken us around the globe portraying the challenges and joys of skiing and all snow sports. No Boundaries includes the three most recent – and most spectacular – of the films, plus a bonus disc on the making of the first high-definition ski film.
Riders Collection DVD Box Set
The master of winter action takes you on the ride of your life in three movies in this box set: Snowriders, Snowriders 2 and Freeriders. Whether on boards, skis, bikes or even kayaks, the Warren Miller team captures it all. Jaw-dropping feats of athleticism play out against awe-inspiring panoramas. Add the trademark Warren Miller humor and exotic locations, then set it to the coolest tunes and these films are more thrill rides than they are movies.
The Power of Snow DVD Box Set
For over 50 years, the films of Warren Miller Entertainment have set the standard in the world of action and adventure sports. During this time their camera crews have ventured to the planet’s extremes to capture the greatest athletes of our times pushing the limits of human ability. The impact of the Warren Miller mystique has spanned generations, influenced lifestyles, and created a worldwide following like no other.
Higher Ground Collector’s Edition Deluxe 2 Disc Set Warren Miller DVD
Warren Miller’s Higher Ground chronicles a dedicated band of the world’s most acclaimed winter sports athletes as they crisscross the globe in search of new and more thrilling ways to experience the ride. For extreme sports athlete Dave Barlia this meant flying over 10 feet off the ground at 130 miles per hour, over the slopes of Chamonix. World Cup mogul champion and Olympian Jeremy Bloom had “a life-changing experience” when he went heli-skiing for the first time in the wild backcountry of British Columbia.
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Vintage Ski World is having a sale on DVD Box Sets! We’re offering $10- $20 off the regular prices. If you’re looking for films from Otto Lang, Greg Stump, Glenn Plake, Dick Barrymore and Warren Miller, we’ve got them!
For our complete list of sale DVDs visit this link.
Greg Stump’s Classic Collection of Ski Films in a DVD Box Set
Available on DVD for the first time, this Classic Collector’s Edition box set includes the four most critically acclaimed ski films from film maker Greg Stump. Blizzard of Ahhh’s (1988), License to Thrill (1989), Groove: Requiem in the Key of Ski (1991), and P-Tex, Lies, and Duct Tape (1994).
See some of the most influential ski films ever made by the man who introduced extreme skiing to the world in this 4-DVD collection, Greg Stump Classics. Stump’s The Blizzard of Aahhh’s masterpiece was what put extreme skiing on the map. Each film features jaw-dropping footage of extreme skiing, interesting characters and entertaining stories set to four unique soundtracks in the way only Greg Stump can do it.
The Blizzard of Ahhh’s is the film that made Scot Schmidt, Glen Plake, and Mike Hattrup famous. These 4 films also showcase the skiing talent of Geoff Stump, Kevin Andrews, Darren Johnson, Kim Reichhelm, Dan Donnelly and others to the backdrop of awesome powder and steeps. Plus the DVDs have truly fantastic soundtracks featuring the music of acclaimed Seal, 808 State, The Beastie Boys, British rock producer Trevor Horn, and many more. Greg’s unique brand of humor is added fun, that has made his films so popular for so long… just push play and crank it up!
Total Run Time: Approx. 405 minutes
Relive the Golden Age of Skiing – from 1940s Hollywood coming to Sun Valley, Idaho for lessons, to the birth of hot-dogging in the 1970s. This is one of the best ski film collections you can buy — all on DVD! Features the films of: John Jay, Otto Lang, and Dick Barrymore. Run time: Approximately 5 hours
Otto Lang Films: Otto Lang was an entrepreneur, a ski instructor to the stars and an Academy Award®-nominated documentarian. His DVD The Basic Principles of Skiing (1941) was instrumental in the training regimen of the United States mountain troops. His film Ski Flight (1939) premiered at Radio City Music Hall, and Skifully Yours (1939) is Lang’s retrospective on the star-studded Sun Valley scene.
John Jay Films: John Jay was a Rhodes Scholar and respected ski filmmaker, and is considered the grand-daddy of the modern ski-film road show. His film Winter Magic Around the World (1946-’70) is part travelogue and part thrilling ski spectacle with a narrative tone as light as a dusting of fresh powder, and The Best of John Jay (1946-’70) is a ski safari of yesteryear’s most daring action.
Dick Barrymore Films: Dick Barrymore was a Los Angeles fireman before he earned his global reputation as one of the greatest ski filmmakers of all time. His film, The Performers (1971) ushered in the freestyle revolution and The Last of the Ski Bums (1967) follows three footloose Americans living it up on the slopes in Europe.
A History of Ski Films DVD Box Set
This great DVD Box Set – A History of Ski Films – 70 Years of Thrills, Chills & Spills is a fantastic addition to any collection of ski films through the decades! See the most extreme and the most important ski films ever made by the sport’s best filmmakers, including Greg Stump, Dick Barrymore, Micah Black and Otto Lang. See the film that put extreme skiing on the map, climb Everest with the Marolt brothers…and then ski down, relive the ski scene in the 1940’s on the star-studded slopes in Sun Valley, and reach out and touch the trademark Mohawk of extreme skiing star Glen Plake. Do all of this in 16 blood-pumping films showing ski and snowboarding trips around the globe, from Alaska to Turkey!
Product Features: Four must-have, classic Greg Stump films
* Six hours of amazing footage, crazy stories and wild skiing
* Films include The Blizzard of Aahhh’s, Groove: Requiem in the Key of Ski, License to Thrill and P-Tex, Lies & Duct Tape
* Featuring skiers Glen Plake, Scot Schmidt and Mike Hattrup
* Filmed at extreme ski locations around the world, from Val D’Isère, Squaw Valley and Blackcomb
* Four unique soundtracks that include music by The Beastie Boys, Seal, Dinosaur Jr. & more
* Bonus! Greg Stump and Friends Reunion featuring Olympic gold medalist Jonny Moseley
Steep, Deep, & Launched DVD Box Set
Get the tightest in “jib” style and culture with air, cliffs, rails, urban, pipe, and a ton more in this 4-DVD set.
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Visionaries and favorites like Jeremy Jones, Micah Black, and Kent Kreitler fuse jib and big mountain styles in The Prophecy DVD.
Next witness skiing’s new generation’s ‘happy days’ in the DVD Salad Days.
Then Candide Thovex throws d-spin 720s over a 120-foot gap, plus Les Trois Philips breaks ground in the new millennium with never-before-seen tricks and mad footage from big air comps and terrain parks around the world – which push the sport into new ground in the DVD Further.
Catch tricks you’ve never seen before in the DVD Continuum. This all-time favorite is all about extreme snow action. Footage shot on location in the packs of Idaho, Wyoming, Alaska, and New Zealand won two awards at the International Film Festival and was voted Best Movie of the Year by France’s acclaimed SKIEUR magazine.
The best sport ski photographers bring you the best new skiers in DVD Maximum: Steep, Deep & Launched.
This week we’d like to feature one of our favorite artists and photographers Ray Atkeson. Ray Atkeson was taking pictures and climbing mountains as early as 1933. With a terrific eye for composition and beauty rendered in the gray tones of black-and-white fine art printing, he captured sublime photos primarily throughout the Northwest United States. Atkeson received many honors for his work, including Oregon’s Photographer Laureate and induction into the Photographic Hall of Fame. Our posters are an affordable way to enjoy Atkeson’s amazing work.
Check out our selection of Ray Atkeson’s posters below, by clicking on the poster, or visit our vintage ski posters page. (Please note the poster does not actually have the watermark ‘vintageskiworld.com’ on it)
Atkeson Ski Poster of Alf Engen Skiing Powder in Alta, Utah
This stunning poster by famed photographer Ray Atkeson celebrates pioneer powder skier Alf Engen, skiing his beloved powder at Alta, Utah. Of course many know of his connection to Alta and the Alta Ski School that he ran for many years.
The Utah History Encyclopedia reported, “Alf Engen began his impressive professional career by capturing the National Jumping Champion title eight times between the years of 1931 and 1946. Furthermore, at the age of 37 and on borrowed skis, he won the 1946 National Jumping title by leaping 259 feet. He was also the National Classic Champion (cross country and jumping combined) twice during these years in 1939 and 1941. After learning how to downhill ski at the age of 30, Engen became national downhill and slalom champion in 1947.” Size 18 x 24 inches.
Alma Hansen and Mt. Baker, Ray Atkeson Vintage Ski Poster
This powerful image from 1957 was captured by photographer Ray Atkeson. It shows Alma Hansen standing on a snow covered bluff looking over to Mt. Baker, WA. She probably hiked up with seal skins to this gorgeous spot and is ready for a great run. Though not obvious from this small image, on the bottom of the poster, is written ALMA HANSEN MT. BAKER, WA 1957. Size 18 x 24 inches
Alta and Mount Superior, Ray Atkeson Ski Poster
This stunning poster by famed photographer Ray Atkeson shows Alta and Mount Superior in Utah. In this image it shows ‘Ski Touring’ on the bottom left side of the poster, however, this more recent edition of the poster shows ‘Mt. Superior’ written instead. Size 18 x 24 inches.
Skis Sun, Ray Atkeson Vintage Ski Poster
Classic poster by photographer Ray Atkeson with the silhouette of wooden skis and ski poles in the sun with interesting clouds. Size 18 x 24 inches.
Atkeson Ski Poster of Squaw Valley CA
This Squaw Valley, CA poster by famed photographer Ray Atkeson, features two great Squaw Valley skiers named Stan Tomlinson and Joe Marillac. Both Stan & Joe have reputations of being awesome off and on the slopes. Both have reams of information written about them and their contributions to skiing through the decades. For example, Joe received the French Congressional Medal of Honor from General Charles deGaulle for his merits during WWII.
The affable Stan Tomlinson was called ‘the Maestro’ and taught skiing in Squaw Valley for 50 years. Joe Marillac was the Director of the Squaw Valley Ski School for 17 years. Additionally awesome, Joe Marillac is responsible for getting the 1960 Olympics to Squaw Valley. Size 18 x 24 inches.
Wildcat Alta, Ray Atkeson Vintage Ski Poster
Beautiful poster by Ray Atkeson celebrates Wildcat ski run at Alta, Utah in 1957. Naturally the image highlights Utah’s claim that it has “The Greatest Snow on Earth!” or others boast that Alta has “The Greatest Powder Skiing on Earth!” Size 18 x 24 inches.
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Vintage Ski World’s selection of Ski Lodge Décor has been expanded to include a new product line of Hand Embroidered Throw Pillows!
We have searched around for Ski Lodge Decor Throw Pillows that would enhance your cabin, ski lodge or home furnishings. Fortunately, we found a wonderful style of beautiful Ski Related Throw Pillows for you!
Each Throw Pillow is entirely Hand Embroidered on a light tea-color cotton cover that buttons off for cleaning. Amazingly it can take up to one week to embroider one pillow! Each Pillow measures 19 x 19 inches and has a down-like polyfill center. The ‘vintageskiworld.com’ watermark is not on the actual pillow.
Vintage Ski World now carries 8 of these beautiful pillows showcasing your favorite ski destinations. Click here to choose your favorite!
Ski Colorado with either Black or Red Velvet Edging Throw Pillow
Let’s go SKIING in Colorado’s Powder!!!
This original design celebrates Skiing in the beautiful State of Colorado.
The embroidered words include: A Basin, Aspen, Beaver Creek, Boulder, Breckenridge, Colorado Springs, Copper Mtn., Crested Butte, Denver, Durango, Keystone, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Purgatory, Snowmass, Steamboat, Telluride, Vail, Winter Park, and Wolf Creek.
Ski Sun Valley Throw Pillow
Skiing in Sun Valley is celebrated in another originally designed Throw Pillow. Great Ski Lodge Decor pillow that highlights all of the special places and people in and around Sun Valley!
Words include: Ketchum, the Sun Valley Lodge, Mt Baldy, Roundhouse, the 10th Mountain Division, Sawtooth, and Hemingway, to name a few.
Ski Tahoe Throw Pillow
Special Cabin Decor pillow that highlights all of the special places in beautiful Tahoe!
Some names include: Kirkwood, Sierra, Homewood, Heavenly Valley, “Tahoe Jessie”, Tahoe City, North Star, Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley, Sugarbowl, Truckee, Mt. Rose, Incline Village, South Lake Tahoe, Spooner Lk., and Donner.
Ski Utah Throw Pillow
Utah claims the “Greatest Snow On Earth!” This is a great Lodge Decor pillow that highlights all of the special places for Skiing in the beautiful State of Utah.
Some names include: Alta, Beaver Mt, Powder Mt., Solitude, Snowbird, Sundance, Deer Valley, Snow Basin, Brighton, Brian Head, Park City, Salt Lake City, and Helicopter Skiing.
Ski Vail Valley Throw Pillow
Another originally designed Throw Pillow celebrates Skiing in Vail Valley.
This Pillow celebrates all of the special places in and around Vail Valley, like: Beaver Creek, Mount of the Holy Cross, Edwards, Avon, Vail Village, CO Ski Museum, to name some.
Ski Vermont Throw Pillow
Beautiful hand embroidered Throw Pillow, highlights all of the special ski related places in the beautiful State of Vermont.
This original design includes some names like: Smugglers Notch, Jay Peak, Burke Mtn. Academy, Stowe, Mad River Glen, Sugarbush, Killington, Okemo, Stratton, Mount Snow, Ascutney, the Vermont Ski Museum.
Telluride Throw Pillow
Throw Pillows like this are great accents to Ski Lodge Decor as it celebrates all of the special places, events & people in Telluride!
Some names include: Mountain Village, Palmyra Peak, Gold Hill, Jazz Festival, Nikola Tesla, Bridal Veil Falls, Bluegrass Festival, Popcorn Alley, New Sheridan, San Miguel, St. Pat’s, Mountain Film and Joffrey Ballet.
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All skiers know that their Goggles and Sunglasses are as important as the rest of their equipment. Even in the early days of skiing, measures were taken to protect one’s eyes from the sun, snow glare and weather. Vintage Ski World is proud to offer a number of guaranteed original Bolle vintage sunglasses! Click here to start shopping for your pair of vintage sunglasses.
These vintage Bolle Sunglasses were strongly endorsed by the triple Olympic champion, Jean Claude Killy. He can be seen wearing them in many of his photos, looking extremely cool with his signature look.
Decades ago, Jean Claude Killy was the Bolle Sunglasses guy! As the ‘cool’ & good looking triple Olympic Champion, from the 1968 Grenoble France Olympics, Bolle was really pleased to have him endorsing their Sunglasses.
Jean Claude Killy made these sunglasses a ‘must have’ for skiers around the world. These vintage sunglasses have the classic ‘red, white and blue trim’ around the edge of the frame, which cannot be seen in his photo’s straight on view.
These vintage sunglasses were discovered in the warehouse of the original importer, although this actual import from France was made in the 1960’s. The sunglasses are in their original Bolle packaging too. Endorsed through the years by Jean Claude Killy, the packaging is complete with the Killy sticker.
These 1960’s Red, White and Blue Sunglasses were a huge hit at the Ski Industries of America (SIA) trade show in Denver this year. As I, (Richard Allen) wore them around the show, I got lots of attention from everyone, especially the ladies! People were wanting to buy them off my face, but as I only had one pair at the time, all offers were refused.
Fortunately we now have them available for sale at a price way below what I was being offered at the SIA Show.
Additionally, we have found a number of Vintage Ski Goggles – like the 1960’s Cebe Killy Goggles or the 1960’s Paraski Goggles that we now offer for sale. They are both great collector’s items and also fun to wear!
1960’s Cebe Killy ski goggles. These classic vintage ski goggles have adjustable air vents to prevent fogging. The Aspen General Store sold these for about $10.00 back in the day. Cebe was a sponsor of the US Ski Team in the 1960’s.
Don’t miss a chance to sport these bubble eyed Original 1960’s vintage Paraski Goggles on the slopes! Your friends will be asking for a pair too. These are also a fun addition to your vintage collection. Each 1960’s original box has a set of Green and Yellow distortion-free lenses.
Do you remember any of these vintage sunglasses or goggle? We would love to hear anything that you have to share about them.
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