CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING The History of Skiing There are many types of skiing, but we will focus on the classic cross-country skiing (mid picture). The History of Skiing The word ski goes back to the Old Norse word skíð meaning «a piece of wood»
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Skiing as a Hobby
When it is winter in Norway it is common to spend the weekends and vacations to go skiing in ski tracks. The ski tracks are located in the mountains, the forests or open areas like fields. How long the ski trips last all depends on you, you decide if you want to go for a long trip or a shorter one. It’s common to spend several hours in the beautiful Norwegian landscape.
Easter Holiday –
the ultimate ski experience!
In the Easter holiday, many families and friends travel up to the mountains where we live in cottages/cabins and take ski trips of course.
When we go for a longer ski trip we usually take a break during the trip. In the break we eat oranges and a chocolate bar which is called “Kvikk Lunsj”. In English it means: a quick lunch. We often sit in the snow and try to get a little tan. As you see in the picture.
Olympic mascots ’94
Opening ceremony at Lillehammer ’94
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
Caroline Christopher Kristian Eirik Sara
+Ingeborg (not on the picture)