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ID Producer or Director Title Production Company Location Date Library Reviewed Notes
af-1921-foxhunt Fanck, Arnold A Fox Hunt through the Engadine (The Chase) UFA Freiburg, Germany 1921 Unknown - Early "Ski Chase" film starring Hannes Schneider fueled the European ski boom in the 1920s.
cp-newsreels Perryman, Charles Newsreels (featuring 1922 winter ascent of Mt Rainier) Selznick Pictures ? 1922+ MHC LDS, 11/16/2011 Newsreel films donated to The Mountaineers by Perryman's grandson in 2011.
af-1931-ecstasy Fanck, Arnold White Ecstasy (The Ski Chase) UFA Freiburg, Germany 1931 LDS, purchased on DVD and VHS tape from NESM LDS, 12/29/2002 The last and most famous of the mountain films by Arnold Fanck and Hannes Schneider.
jh-1937-flight Hill, Jerome Snow Flight Privately produced ? 1937 LDS, purchased in DVD box set from NESM LDS, 12/27/2005 Ski documentary featuring Otto Lang, filmed mostly at Mt Baker. Called "Ski Flight" in most references.
dw-movies Watson, Dwight Mountain films Privately produced Seattle, WA 1938-1944 MHC LDS, 5/23/2001 About 7-1/2 hours (25 films) of skiing, mountaineering and nature.
asc-1941-principles Lang, Otto Basic Principles of Skiing U.S. Army Signal Corps ? 1941 LDS, purchased in DVD box set from NESM LDS, 2/20/2002 Training film for U.S. mountain troops.
jcj-1943-ski-patrol Jay, John Ski Patrol John Jay Films ? 1942 Try DPL-WHG - PR film for ski troops, including footage from Alta, Mt Rainier and Camp Hale
wb-1943-mtn-fighters - Mountain Fighters Warner Brothers ? 1943 Try DPL-WHG - Docu-drama about ski troops filmed at Camp Hale
hds-1943-chase Smith, Harold D. The Ski Chase at Stevens Pass Privately produced Seattle, WA 1943 Tom Allen collection LDS, 1/28/2003 Inspired by Fanck/Schneider chase films. Unfinished due to World War II.
sc-1946-skyland Brower, David Skis to the Sky-Land Sierra Club San Francisco, CA 1946 Unknown (contacted Sierra Club and UCB Bancroft Library with no luck) - Introduction to ski mountaineering.
al-1948-baker Lawson, Archie Mt Baker skiing Privately produced Bellingham, WA 1948 CPNWS - Mt Baker Club collection.
de-1953-goatrocks Egg, Dorothy Goat Rocks ski trip Privately produced Yakima, WA 1953 LDS, courtesy of Dorothy Egg on VHS tape. LDS, 1/14/2005 White Pass to Goat Rocks ski trip with Hesseys and Tom Lyon
apc-1955-glory Army Pictorial Center Climb to Glory U.S. Army Washington, DC Circa 1955 LDS, purchased on VHS tape from TMDA LDS, 7/31/2001 Combat story of the 10th Mountain Division.
spring-movies Spring, Bob and Ira Mountain films Privately produced Seattle, WA Mid-late 1950s MHC LDS, 1/10/2004 Preservation of these films was made possible by a grant from The Mountaineers Foundation. The films total about 1 hour. All are 16mm in color. All but Ice Rescue have sound.
hessey-movies Hessey, Charles and Marion Mountain films Privately produced Naches, WA Circa 1956 to 1968 MHC LDS, 5/3/2004 Preservation of these films was made possible by a grant from The Mountaineers Foundation. The films total about 3 hours. All are 16mm in color with sound.
drb-1958-wildalps Brower, David Wilderness Alps of Stehekin Sierra Club San Francisco, CA 1957 or 1958 MHC LDS, 4/22/2004 Preservation of this film was made possible by a grant from The Mountaineers Foundation.
king-1964-wind Schulman, Robert Wind in the Wilderness KING-TV Seattle, WA 1964 Unknown (no response to my 2004 email to KING-TV) - Broadcast documentary about the North Cascades park issue
jf-1980-challenge Fuller, John Cross Country Challenge: Skiing Mount Rainier Telemark Films Seattle, WA 1980 LDS, transferred from a 16mm film borrowed from Don Portman. LDS, 3/5/2009 Steve Barnett and Don Portman ski Mt Rainier on XC gear.
rwm-1982-legends Moulton, Richard W. Legends of American Skiing, 1849-1940 Keystone Productions Huntington, VT 1982 LDS, purchased on DVD and VHS tape from NESM. Also available from RWM. LDS, 12/29/2002 Historical documentary
krma-1987-soldiers Feliu, Tom Soldiers of the Summit KRMA-TV Denver, CO 1987 LDS, courtesy of George Senner on VHS tape. (Available from TMDA) LDS, 7/5/2001 Story of the 10th Mountain Division (about 1 hour).
krma-1993-spirit Feliu, Tom Spirit of the Mountains KRMA-TV Denver, CO 1993 LDS, courtesy of George Senner on VHS tape. (Available from TMDA) LDS, 7/5/2001 A history of mountain soldiers (about 1 hour).
gage-1995-fire Gage, Beth and George Fire on the Mountain First Run Features New York, NY 1995 LDS on DVD and VHS tape. Available from NESM and TMDA LDS, 2/6/2003 Story of the 10th Mountain Division (72 minutes).
se-1994-ring-of-fire Shawn Emery Summer Skiing the Ring of Fire Earth Odyssey Films Park City, UT 1994 LDS - Skiing the Cascade volcanos
nelson-1996-yesteryear Nelson, June and John Yesteryear Olympics Peninsula Trails Coalition Port Angeles, WA 1996 PAPL LDS, 7/11/2001 Includes skiing at Deer Park in 1940s.
rwm-1998-thrills Moulton, Richard W. Thrills and Spills in the North Country New England Ski Museum Franconia, NH 1998 LDS, purchased on DVD and VHS tape from NESM. Also available from RWM. - Historical documentary
kcts-1999-rainier Walkinshaw, Jean Rainier: The Mountain KCTS Television Seattle, WA 1999 LDS, purchased on VHS tape from KCTS-TV LDS, 12/29/2002 Produced for Mt Rainier National Park centennial
cmfc-2001-milestones1 Pete DeLaunay Crystal Mountain Milestones, Vol. I Crystal Mountain Founders Club Seattle, WA 2001 LDS, purchased on VHS tape from CMFC - Produced for CM 40th anniversary
dol-2003-spirit Dave O'Leske Spirit of Snow Through a Child's Eyes Productions Ridgeway, CO 2003 LDS LDS, 5/6/2008 Includes interviews with several ski pioneers
wl-2002-memories Lert, Wolfgang Ski Memories Privately produced San Francisco, CA 2002 LDS on VHS tape, courtesy of Wolfgang Lert LDS, 12/1/2004 Switzerland (1930), Mt Rainier (1933), Yosemite (1935), Southern California (1937)
is-2005-legacy Scully, Ian Legacy: Austria's Influence on American Skiing, Part I Culture Films LLC Belmont, MA 2005 LDS, purchased on DVD from NESM. - Part I: Hannes Schneider and His Disciples
ak-2007-last-ridge Kealy, Abbie The Last Ridge: The Uphill Battles of the 10th Mountain Division in WWII Abbie Kealy Reisterstown, MD 2007 LDS, purchased on DVD from NESM. LDS, 12/31/2009 Historical documentary based on jenkins-2003.
sh-2007-legends Steinar Hybertsen A Ski Adventure: Norwegian Ski Legends Shybert Productions Oslo, Norway 2007 LDS, purchased from Steinar Hybertsen. LDS, 10/29/2009 Three-hour historical documentary about leading Norwegian ski pioneers from 1850 to 1950.
mo-2007-steep Obenhaus, Mark Steep Sony Pictures Culver City, CA 2007 LDS LDS, 4/30/2008 Historical documentary about big-mountain skiing.
rwm-2008-sentinels Moulton, Richard W. Ski Sentinels: The Story of the National Ski Patrol New England Ski Museum Franconia, NH 2008 LDS, purchased on DVD from NESM. Also available from RWM. LDS, 12/30/2009 Historical documentary
lorenz-2009-mra-history Lorenz, Rick and F. Mathias Mountains Don't Care, But We Do! Topograph Media Brooklyn, NY 2009 LDS - An early history of the U.S. Mountain Rescue Association
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