Passion For Snow
A Rick Moulton Film
What do Daniel Webster, Dr. Seuss, C. Everett Koop, Robert Frost and 100+ Winter Olympians have in common? They all spent time at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH where winters are long and snowy.
Passion for Snow traces over 100 years of ski history in the United States with a focus on the many contributions of Dartmouth College and its alumni to the formation, growth and ongoing innovations in all aspects of snowsports. Passion for Snow combines firsthand accounts from early ski pioneers, veterans of the 10th Mountain Division, Olympians, members of the U.S. Ski Hall of Fame and top ski industry and resort executives, who explain how the most remotely located college in the Ivy League helped spawn a $25 billion industry, and continues to shape it today.
Feel the passion for snow
- See original and vintage footage, much of it made public for the first time. Watch the first-ever alpine races in the United States.
- Witness the skiing troops defeat the Nazis at Riva Ridge during World War II—without bullets in their guns!
- Ride the earliest rope tow, J-bar and chairlift in the United States.
- Crash off the ski jump during Dartmouth Winter Carnival.
- Make the first skiing descent of the Grand Teton with the Father of Extreme Skiing, Bill Briggs.
- Schuss with Olympian Ralph Miller, the first person to pass 100 miles per hour on skis.
- Win a World Cup mogul competition with Olympic gold medalist Hannah Kearney.
- Take a wild ride with the Grinch down from his snowy mountaintop lair!
This DVD contains the original film (62 minutes) as seen at various mountain film festivals, in theaters and on television, plus 30 minutes of bonus interviews, new and historic footage, and appendices listing the hundreds of Dartmouth skiers and their many achievements.