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History of Skiing Timeline: A Visual Guide

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History of Skiing Timeline: A Visual Guide
History of Skiing Timeline: A Visual Guide

Indigenous Sami in traditional garb

Copyright Getty Images / Franz Aberham
The history of skiing traces all the way back to ancient times, with the oldest set of skis dating back to as early as 6000 B.C. Skiing has come along way since then, with its origins in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Austria, the United States, and even America. Read on for a visual guide to the history of skiing.

Pre-history: The first community believed to have skied were the ancestors of the Sami, an Arctic indigenous people.

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