Ski patrol

Australia, 1953

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Shows the work of the ski patrols on the snow-fields of the Australian Alps. In mountain country, clouds gather quickly, often bringing howling blizzards in which familiar landmarks soon disappear from sight. In cases of emergency, it is “action stations” for the ski patrols, manned by skiers who know the country well. The action of the film culminates in the rescue of an injured skier lost in a raging blizzard. Commentator: Allan Ashbolt

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Australian Commonwealth Film Unit


K Sternberg



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Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Australian Alps (N.S.W. and Vic.)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Snowy Mountains (N.S.W.)


Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Outdoor recreation - Safety measures

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Search and rescue operations

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Outdoor recreation - Australia

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Skiers - Australia

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Skis and skiing

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Skis and skiing - Accidents and injuries

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Skis and skiing - Equipment and supplies

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Skis and skiing - Safety measures

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Winter sports

Places → Australian Alps (N.S.W. and Vic.)

Places → Snowy Mountains (N.S.W.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia




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