Story: Skiing

Climbing the slopes (1st of 6)

Climbing the slopes

Before ski tows were built, the only way for skiers to reach the top of slopes was to walk. This skier at the Rangiwahia Ski Club field in 1938 is using the herringbone method of climbing while on skis.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, B. Davis Collection (PAColl-0328)
Reference: 1/4-038812; F
Photograph by Bruce Valentine Davis

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Andrew Troup, 'Skiing - Commercial skifields', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/11852/climbing-the-slopes (accessed 11 April 2021)

Story by Andrew Troup, published 24 Sep 2007