National Geographic : 1961 Jan
KODACHROMEW NATIONALGEOGRAPHICSOCIETY skiers appear to take wing beneath the Matterhorn Illustrations by National GeographicphotographerKATHLEEN REVIS face. "Glorious, wasn't it?" he said happily. "Absolutely," I answered. Six weeks before, the notion that it is a delight to quake in one's ski boots on a mountainside that barely misses being a cliff would have struck me as a form of madness. But six weeks earlier I did not know how to ski, and I had never seen the wonder-world of Zermatt. Photographer Kathleen Revis and I had been given a challenging assignment. "With the new jet air service over the Atlantic," the editor had said, "more Americans are going abroad to enjoy wintertime sports in Europe.