Making Wooden Skis — Video Link

IMG_20190101_155526961We’ve gotten almost a foot of snow and are in for another dumping this weekend here in southern Wisconsin. It is a good time of year to take care of indoor projects but it is also important to get outside to enjoy the weather. It makes the long winter more bearable if you can find joy in some of the activities you only get to do right now.

Skiing and snowshoeing are a great way to get out in the snow. Even if most of us don’t use them as practical transportation anymore, it is fun to pop them on for a quicker trip to the store or a neighbor’s house.

In my ramblings across the internet, I stumbled across a series of videos made in Norway, showing traditional crafts. Episode 2 covers making skis (see a playlist here)! This looks like an approachable project, even if the performance would not be as good as modern synthetic skis. It would certainly be a conversation starter out on the trails. Enjoy and get out if you can.


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