Vintage 10th Mountain Division Downhill Snow Skis
c. 1943, 20th century
83"l x 3.5"w x 2.75"h
© Vintage Winter
Original 10th Mountain Division ski equipment. These skis were made by the Northland Ski Co of Laconia, New Hampshire for WWII. The skis were painted white to act as camouflage during missions on snow covered terrain. After the war, most 10th Mountain Division soldiers were recruited to develop the U.S. National Ski Patrol. Skis like these were monumental in the successful missions against the Germans in the Italian mountains (see "Riva Ridge"). They are marked US and have matching serial numbers (12474). This is great pair of 10th Mountain skis.