Leo Gasperl had to ski from his parents' house in the forest just to get to school in the morning. Skiing was more than a sport -- it was a necessity of life and lead to Gasperl becoming one of the most legendary champions of this sport.This book explores the life of this renowned sportsman, recording his great innovations in the form of a passionate photo album. Gasperl's love of photography, his friendships and lessons with great architects like Carlo Mollino and royalty like Prince Umberto di Savoia. While other skiing champions have come and gone, none displayed the elegance of Leo Gasperl.
Leo Gasperl, angel of the snow, fastest man on skis in the 30s and 40s, was the first coach of the Italian national ski team. He acted in Luis Trenker and Leni Riefenstahl's movies, he taught many royal families and international VIPs to ski, was a model for ski fashion, a photographer and a writer, a futurist artist.
Author: Fulvio Ferrari