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Wool jackets, leather boots - and some rather strange headgear! Fascinating vintage images reveal what skiing was like more than 80 years ago

Daily Mail Logo Daily Mail | Slide 1 of 8: A fascinating collection of vintage photographs reveal what skiing was like more than 80 years ago - and what it was like is a world away from the present-day sport. Pictured is a group of children in wool outfits take to the slopes during New Year celebrations in 1938  at St Moritz in Switzerland. Scroll down to see more images of skiing stripped back to its infancy...

A fascinating collection of vintage photographs reveal what skiing was like more than 80 years ago - and what it was like is a world away from the present-day sport. Pictured is a group of children in wool outfits take to the slopes during New Year celebrations in 1938 at St Moritz in Switzerland. Scroll down to see more images of skiing stripped back to its infancy...

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