The movie about Sondre Norheim

Frikaren på ski – The history of Sondre Norheim, the Father of Modern Ski Sport
 
Ski use can be traced back for thousands of years. In Norway skis were a necessary means of transportation in the snow heavy winters. But in the 1800’s skis became more than just a tool for transport…
 
The history of Sondre Norheim begins in Morgedal, Telemark. He was born in 1825, at Øverbø, a little cotter's farm nestled high on the hillside above Morgedal.  Sondre loved the steep winter hills in Morgedal, the hills were calling for him and he didn`t hesitate to answer: “I`m coming”. Frustrated with the long skis and simple toe-binding which made it difficult to turn and jump, Sondre started experimenting…
 


In the movie “Frikaren på ski” you can see how Sondre revolutionized skiing and gave rise to modern ski sport. Words like Slalom, Telemark-landing and Telemark-turn have their origins in Morgedal and Telemark. The new skis you buy today are still built on Sondre`s principles.


In Morgedal, the birthplace of ski sport, you can experience the history of Sondre Norheim. Visit Øverbø, the cottage where he was born, test the original ski slopes and visit the museum; Norsk Skieventyr.
Here in Morgedal you can travel back to the roots of the sport and “rediscover the soul of skiing”
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The movie “Frikaren på ski” was produced by NRK in 1970. The Norsk Skieventyr has the license to sell this movie.
Length 48 minute

NOK 349,-

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