Watch: Making Traditional Wooden Skis

Watch: Making Traditional Wooden Skis

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Watch: Making Traditional Wooden Skis

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In Nørrestogo Skigard in Valdres, Norway, Thomas Aslaksby teaches in traditional skimaking.
The skis are made of birch, using axes, knives and planes.

In traditional cultures, the skill of making skis are essential to survive.
In our day, it´s a way of connecting to our cultural history, and keeping this ancient knowledge from disappearing.
Each pair of skis are made to have the properties you want, like extra wide for downhill skiing in loose snow, or lighter and narrower, for cross country terrain use.

Music:
Pernille Meidell, “Dingo”.
soundcloud.com/meidell

Visit my website: siljeensby.com

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