THE RUAPEHU SKI CLUB. THE CHATEAU OFFICIAL OPENING NOV 1929
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Exterior short of the Tongariro Chateau hotel [opening] with people standing in best dress on both balconies and ln front. Suited men pose together for camera. Intertitle: “The three peaks [-] Tongariro, Ngauruhoe, Ruapehu.” Camera pans from figure pointing, taking in the mountain views, to rest on a man cranking neighbouring camera on tripod in the snow. Intertitle: “On the Ski-ing grounds - Scoria Flat.” Figures stand in the snow. Intertitles: “The race is the thing. Stan waxes his skis.” Man crouching in snow rubs his skis with applicator. And in close-up. Intertitle: “Claire tries the jump”. Woman skis downhill and falls, coming to a stop. Intertitle: “What’s a fall between friends.” More skiing. A group of seated figures ‘picnic; in the snow ... Concludes with figure admiring Mt Ngauruhoe in the distance. Concluding Title: “Your August holidays - join us.” The words “Ruapehu Ski Club (Inc)” gradually appear below.
Reference number F2476
Collection Film and Video Collection
Media type Moving Image
Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA
Production company [Ruapehu Ski Club]
Camera: L L White