10th Mountain Division Downhill Skis

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Vintage 10th Mountain Division Downhill Snow Skis
c. 1958, 20th century
Wood, Metal
83”l x 3 1/8”w 
© Vintage Winter

An example of 10th Mountain Division ski equipment.  These skis were made by the Northland Ski Co. in St. Paul Minnesota for the US Army.  They were painted white to act as camouflage during missions on snow covered terrain.  Many 10th Mountain Division soldiers were actually recruited by the U.S. National Ski Patrol.  Skis like these were monumental in the successful missions against the Germans in the Italian mountains.  This set is in unused condition and marked 12-42 meaning they were made in December 1942.  This is a very unique pair of 10th Mountain skis with original matching serial numbers: 0245. They feature utilitarian military spec holes at the tips as well as backcountry travel skin attachments at the tails.  A wonderful original patina that has faded slightly yellow over time.  


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