Traditional Crafts Of Norway – Episode 2 – Wooden Ski Making

This video shows the process of making traditional wooden skis for cross country skiing in Telemark style – with unfixed/free heel. Aasmund Kleiv is a ski maker from Morgedal in Telemark region, Norway. It is the same region where Sondre Nordheim lived who is known as the father of Telemark skiing and pioneer of modern skiing. The making of skis begins with going in the woods and choosing a proper tree, then comes the shaping of the wood and the most important and difficult part – steam bending the tips of the skis. The movie was made in 1975 and is based on a script by sports historian Jakob Vaage.

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