Dating to 1947, this film “Skilfully Yours” was produced by the Ford Motor Co. and directed by Jerry Webb, and produced by Otto Lang. (Lang was a pioneering ski instructor who became one of the most famous skiers of his era. He taught Schneider’s Arlberg Method and worked with many Hollywood stars at Sun Valley, Idaho.) Dan McNamara narrates the film.
The film was part of a series of Ford films that promoted driving destinations in the USA. The film opens with a list of ski resort areas in the US, including North Conway in New Hampshire, Lake Placid in New York, the Rockies in the middle-west, Alta in Utah, California’s many resorts, and Sun Valley, Idaho.
In the 1930s, Sun Valley was one of the world’s most glamorous resorts and the first to offer ski lifts.