Winterland Tirol. By Robert Löbl. Trilingual text by Heinrich Kher. 80 illustrations by Viktor Herzner. Innsbruck: Tiroler Graphik, 1956. Price 80 Sch.
Uniform with the writer’s "Tirol," "Karwendel," and "Kolomiten," we are carried in this book to the chief skiing centers of Tyrol: Kitzbühel, St. Anton, Seefeld, Hochsölden, Obergurgl, Mayerhofen, and others. The Skiklub Arlberg was founded in 1901, and Wilhelm Paulke organized the first ski courses for mountaineers at St. Anton in the same year. In the winter 1902-3 the Zugspitze, Wildspitze and Weisskugel were ascended on skis. Mathias Zdarsky, Col. Bilgeri, and Hannes Schneider were famous names. From December to April Innsbruck is the important center for the radiating wintersport valleys, which are splendidly depicted in this book.
J. Monroe Thorington