National Geographic : 1933 Mar
Photographs by Jean Gaberell A VETERAN SKIER TAKES TO THE AIR Jumping is a development of skiing which has become so popular in Switzerland that now practicallyevery center ofwinter sport activity has a jumping hill. The important feature of a ski jump is not the height attained, but the distance traveled through the air. The jumper starts atop asteep incline, gathers speed until he reaches the take-off, then with a spring leaves the ground and sails through theair. Askilled jumper will land from 150o to 200 feet away. This jumper is participating in a ski meet at Gstaad, in the Bernese Oberland.