'Black shadows on a field of white...' - this is a National Film Board promotion for winter sports in Australia’s Alpine region, made in 1947.
Before chair lifts, T-bars and the like, skiers had to trudge up the mountain to be able to ski back down. It might leave attractive herringbone patterns in the snow but it looks exhausting!
This film repeats the claim that the Australian Alps has a greater snow area than Switzerland. With its light jazz soundtrack, the film highlights the thrill and speed of skiing as a sport for young women and men.