S: Hannes Schneider
FC: Hannes Schneider
1: Did you ever wonder how skiing came to America?
2: The man who brought skiing to America was names Hannes Scheider.
3: Hannes was born in Austria the son of a cheese maker.
4: In 1907 at the age of 17 Hannes signed up as a full time ski instructor.
5: Hannes visited the U.S. when he was an adult.
6: When Hannes got home from visited the U.S. Hitler was on the move. Hannes was put in Nazi custody in 1938 because of his anti-Nazi views.
7: Hannes was brought to the U.S. and he brought skiing with him.
8: A man named Harvey Dow Gibson brought Hannes to the U.S.
9: In 1939 Hannes began his long association with Mount Cranmore.
10: Hannes developed the first groomed slope by cutting down trees and completely clearing a slope at Mount Cranmore.
11: After Hannes died, his son Herbert Schneider directed Mount Cranmore's Ski School.
12: Now at the base of Mount Cranmore, there is a life-size statue of Hannes Schneider.
13: Hannes is considered the father of modern skiing.