"In the men’s Slalom - it’s the turn of the United States to upset the Ski-pole. Billy Kidd takes second place and his teammate, Jimmy Heuga takes third as Josef Stiegler of Austria wins a Gold Medal for his team. It’s the first win for the United States in men’s Alpine skiing."
Did you catch yesterday’s Men’s Slalom at Sochi? 50 years ago at the 1964 Innsbruck Winter Games, American skiers Billy Kidd (#10) and Jimmy Huega (#24) win the silver and bronze for the United States in the Men’s Slalom event.
"Then the crowd really took notice when Billy Kidd of Stowe, Vermont came flashing down the slope. His performance was so brilliant that he placed third in the combined Alpine standing, while he takes second place here.”
Watching today’s Men’s Slalom at Sochi? 50 years ago at the 1964 Innsbruck Winter Games, skier Billy Kidd won the silver medal for the United States in the Men’s Slalom event, while his teammate Jimmy Huega captured bronze.
"…it’s the United States Slalom Team that mounts a surprise. They were given little chance in the downhill test until Jimmy Huega of California came dancing through the gates. His fast final run assured him a third place…"
Watching today’s Men’s Slalom at Sochi? 50 years ago at the 1964 Innsbruck Winter Games, skier Jimmy Huega won the bronze medal for the United States in the Men’s Slalom event.
"Jean Saubert wins Uncle Sam’s first medal - a Bronze - as she places third."
Ready for today’s Women’s Slalom at Sochi? 50 years ago Jean Saubert won the bronze at the Innsbruck Winter Olympics on February 1, 1964, the United States’ first medal at the 1964 games.
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Approaching top of hill by ski tow. 1940-1941.
Taken in the vicinity of the Huron-Manistee National Forests (Michigan). From the Historic Photographs file of the Forest Service’s Eastern Region
The first rope tow ski lift in the United States began operation on January 28, 1934 outside Woodstock, Vermont.