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.
The oldest skis, found in bogs in
Sweden and Finland, are believed to be 4,000 to 5,000 years old.
There is a long history behind the
sport of Skiing. The idea of skiing dates as far back as the stone age
Synthetic skis, release bindings
and adaptive equipment.
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