Breckenridge Original Skiing Poster 1960’s
This stylish skiing move is called the Reverse Shoulder, made famous by Stein Eriksen and Trygve Berge, who is pictured in this Original Poster from the 1960’s.
Trygve Berge was the 1954 Norwegian downhill champion and won the Holmenkollen combined. In 1955 he competed at the North American Championships in Squaw Valley, where he placed fourth. He then was named to the Norwegian Olympic Team. He raced Downhill in the 1956 Olympics in Cortina, Italy. The last International Ski Race that he won was a sanctioned World Cup Race in Norway in 1958. Trygve also raced professionally with the International Professional Ski Racers Association (IPSRA) and won over 100 events.
Trygve helped design the Breckenridge Ski Area and laid out the trail system. In 1961 he founded the ski school at Breckenridge along with Sigurd Rockne and the ski area opened on December 16, 1961.