While vintage ski posters from various corners of the world have surged in price, Swedish ski posters remain a relatively budget-friendly option. Some of these charming pieces can still be acquired for less than $1000, a stark contrast to the steep costs associated with Swiss ski posters, one of which fetched a staggering $100,000 earlier this year.
Sweden's enduring love affair with skiing has left a rich legacy of Swedish ski posters that celebrate both cross-country and alpine skiing.
The emergence of alpine skiing in Sweden dates back to the early 1930s, with the likes of Sigge Bergman and Olle Rimfors venturing into the world of alpine skiing in 1934 under the tutelage of Hannes Schneider in Sankt Anton. Their grace and speed set them apart as some of the most stylish skiers in Sweden. In the realm of skiing, style is often as paramount as speed. For those fluent in Swedish, an excellent resource on the pioneers of alpine skiing in Sweden can be explored here: www.ollerimfors.se.
Destinations and Brands Abound Vintage ski posters from Sweden not only come at an accessible price point but also offer a captivating window into the nation's rich skiing heritage. These posters showcase alluring destinations like Storlien, Åre, Riksfjällen, Saltsjöbaden, and even Sweden as a whole, inviting visitors to experience its winter wonder. Additionally, several posters spotlight locally crafted ski equipment.
The Creative Minds Behind Swedish Ski Posters These visually captivating posters are the work of a diverse array of talented artists, including Anders Beckman, Erik Heffer, Gunnar Dahlin, and Bertil Damm. The collection also includes posters that commemorate prestigious ski championships like the 1954 World Championships and the SM Swedish championship.