National Geographic : 1933 Mar
Photograph by E. Gyger Photograph by Jean Gaberell ONE MUST BEGIN YOUNG TO ATTAIN REAL PROFICIENCY IN THE ARTOF SKIING The bumps and falls that accompany the learning process are numerous, and the best skiers are those who start the sport aschildren. The man at the left is making a simple descent, and his speed is indicated by the long cloud he has raised in going through the deep, light, powdery snow. The man at the right has been executing a figure known as the "Telemark" swing. This turning maneuver serves tocontrol the skier's speed and enables him to dodge surface irregularities.