Grass skiing in Melbourne

Title:
Grass skiing in Melbourne
NFSA ID:
213443
Year:
1936
Courtesy:
Cinesound Movietone Productions
Category:
Access fees

This Cinesound newsreel from the 1930s shows some adventurous Melbourne 'skiers' using snow skis on a strip of hay on a grassy slope. It's crude but effective and even allows some of them to attempt small jumps.

Grass skiing has become a major international sporting competition in its own right but is also a training method for alpine skiers before the winter season commences. The 'skis' used for grass skiing are short with rolling treads or wheels, similar in design to inline skates.

From Cinesound Review No. 0241

Production company:
Cinesound Movietone Productions