Skiing has a history of almost five millennia. Although modern skiing has evolved from beginnings in Scandinavia, it may have been practiced more than 100 centuries ago in what is now China. This is according to an interpretation of ancient Chinese paintings.
The word “ski” is one of a handful of words Norway has exported to the international community. It comes from the Old Norse word “skíð” which means “split piece of wood or firewood.”
Pray to the god of skiing, Ullr, that this ski season shapes up to be Colorado’s best!