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Inventors History of Skiing
By Mary Bellis

Although the sport of skiing in America is little more than a century old, but researchers have dated a rock carving of a skier, found on the Norwegian island of Rodoy as being over 4,000 years old. Skiing was so revered in Scandinavia that the Vikings worshipped Ull and Skade, the god and goddess of skiing. In the US, skiing was introduced by Norwegian gold miners.

History of Skiing
The oldest skis, found in bogs in Sweden and Finland, are believed to be 4,000 to 5,000 years old.

Skiing History
There is a long history behind the sport of Skiing. The idea of skiing dates as far back as the stone age period.

Revolutions in Hardware
Synthetic skis, release bindings and adaptive equipment.

XC-Ice Cross Country Skiing on Ice

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Waterskiing
Snowmobile
Snowmaking Machines

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