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    Lovely colour footage of the Swiss ski resort of Flims as Europe's largest cable car is launched.

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    Zurich, Switzerland.

    At Zurich airport we see a man loading skis onto a trolley beside a Swiss Air plane while an air stewardess watches. The man pulls the trolley off.

    C/U of road sign reading 'Willkommen In Flims'. Lovely scenic shots of snowy mountain town and ski resort. A woman picks up skis outside a chalet and heads off for the slopes. C/U of icicles on a roof. Young children learn first ski steps from male instructor and start to ski off across the snow.

    L/S of a couple being pulled along on the ski lift. Another pair go by on the cable car. Men in black hats and blue jumpers blowing on long Swiss horns to herald the start of the new cable car system - the biggest in Europe. A man and two women watch the cable car go by. Skiers are seen inside. Interior view of people packed inside the large car - makes me feel a bit claustrophobic! Several more shots of the car making its way to the top of the slope and the view from the car.

    M/S of skiers starting down the slope. Intrepid and brave skiers board a helicopter to reach an even higher peak. The cable car system will be extended soon. Aerial shots of the view from the helicopter and pilot at controls. Great shots of the snow-covered mountains. L/S of three people walking over the snow.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    01:55:06:00 / 01:57:42:00

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