Category Archives: A Look Back

More on the Origins

Skiing was such an integral and fundamental part of the Norwegians way of life that they even worshiped and honored a ski god and goddess! Today many towns and villages in Norway and Sweden carry the remnants of those bygone pagan beliefs in their names. Why, the very name Scandinavia may refer to the goddess […]

Norwegian Beginnings

Imagine a rough mountainous countryside on a cold winter’s day and a rugged Norwegian Viking on skis hauling his collected wood for his fire. Some people may believe that cross-country skiing or Nordic combined skiing is a current innovation, but it is far from new. Yes, the modern skies we use today actually originated from […]