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Mont Tremblant Ski Race 1945


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I love the style of skiing they were using. No slalom, just pure bombing the hill, straight down. Some of the racers looked to be barely in control and on the edge of losing it. Great video though. That mountain sure has changed over the years, especially since the 90s.

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      Found this going through some old files. Not sure about the date but probably mid to late 60's?


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