SKIING ROBE—INDOOR SKI TRAILS (May, 1938)

For some reason when I first saw this I thought that the guy skiing in the robe was the pope.

SKIING ROBE—INDOOR SKI TRAILS

ONE of the latest innovations for skiing, exhibited at the Winter Resorts during the past season, is the robe shown here. This serves a dual purpose. With the wind behind the sports enthusiast, his progress across the snow is speeded up greatly. When it becomes necessary to negotiate jumps, the robe serves partially as a parachute. The reader should not think that this robe decreases, to any appreciable extent, the speed of “flight” through the air. The robe merely serves as a means for maintaining balance.

In Paris, indoor ski tracks have coconut matting sprinkled with hypo making an effective snow substitute.

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