Circa 1865 – Photo of Downhill racers at La Porte, Calif., using low crouch and single pole circa 1865

Circa 1865 - Photo of Downhill racers at La Porte, Calif., using low crouch and single pole circa 1865

Circa 1865 – Photo of Downhill racers at La Porte, Calif., using low crouch and single pole circa 1865. From Stan Cohen’s, A Pictorial History of Downhill Skiing, Montana, USA: Pictorial Histories Publ., 1985, 8