National Geographic : 1933 Mar
Photograph byJean (.aberell MORE THAN HALF A HUNDRED BOYS TAKE PART IN A SKI RACE AT DAVOS The wide popularity of skiing in Switzerland is due largely to its many opportunities for sport and utility. Inthe tiny mountain villages boys and girls go to school on skis which sometimes are made of two barrel staves. Postmen in the snow-filled valleys deliver themail onskis. They area common means of pedestrian travel in winter. Davos, a modern village, lies at the base of the Schiahorn,an 8,9oo-foot mountain.