Military White Downhill Skis - 1950s - New - Never Mounted

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White Downhill Snow Skis
c. 1958, 20th century
Fiberglass, Metal edges
82"l x 3.5"w
© Vintage Winter

An example of 10th Mountain Division ski equipment. They were made white to act as camouflage during missions on snow covered terrain.  Most 10th Mountain Division soldiers were recruited by the U.S. National Ski Patrol after WWII.  Skis like these were monumental in the successful missions against the Germans in the Italian mountains.  

WWII 10th Mountain Division on Skis.
WWII 10th Mountain Division on Skis.


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