Vintage 10th Mountain Division Downhill Snow Skis
c. 1940's, 20th century
74"l x 3.5"w x 2.75"h
© Vintage Winter
While these skis don't say US, or have the makers name, they are still a wonderful (affordable) example of 10th Mountain Division equipment. The skis were painted white to act as camouflage during missions on snow covered terrain. After returning from active duty, most 10th Mountain Division soldiers were recruited by the U.S. National Ski Patrol. Skis like these were pivotal in the success of missions against the Germans in the Italian mountains.
This sets faded paint shows wear and patina that only come with time. It adds a level of charm and gives a classic chic look.
WWII 10th Mountain Division on Skis.