Film ID: YFA 62 SKI SCHOOL AT SAMADEN 1936 Visitor TabsDescription This is a film made by Noel Beardsell Collection of a skiing holiday in Samaden in Switzerland. Title – Ski School at Samaden 1936 Intertitle – at 10 o'clock every morning – The beginning skiers put on their skis on the mountain top and do various exercise, following the instructor, before starting their lesson. Intertitle – An expedition to the mountains They film a trip along a mountain railway. Intertitle – 8,500 feet up – and another 2,000 to climb The skiers disembark from the train and make their up through the thick snow, part carrying their skis, and part wearing them. Intertitle – At the mountain hut – hungry but happy The skiers have lunch. Intertitle – Tea tastes good – when made from mountain snow They have tea, and throw a couple of snowballs. Intertitle – The instructor also undertakes running repairs. The instructor fixes something on a Mrs Beardsell's trousers, and they survey the view. Intertitle – And now for the Practise Run. They all go on a practise run. Intertitle – This mountain air gets into the blood. No wonder 1937 finds us going back to school. They take a train journey through the mountains. Intertitle – Life in Samaden is busy as ever . . Horse drawn sledges make their way around the snow-covered village. Intertitle – Poor old instructor is still doing his stuff The instructor does a showcase demonstration. Intertitle – . . for a new batch of pupils Two more learners take a tumble in the snow. Intertitle – First he demonstrates the stem turn. The instructor shows how this is done. Intertitle – Then he shows the Christiana Turn . . . The instructor shows how this is done. Intertitle – and the Christiana stop The instructor shows how this is done, followed by a pupil having a go. Intertitle – The Telemark Turn – exercises for balance The pupils practise various moves. Intertitle – "Now – JUMP to it!!!" The instructor gives a demonstration of how to jump as they ski down a slope, and they follow. Intertitle – Swiss Red Cross Units show us that ski–ing has its valuable side The Red Cross arrive on skis, transporting an injured person on a sledge. Intertitle – Instructors are like schoolboys – when let out of school The instructors do a bit of showing off and diving into the thick snow.