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Jazz lovers flock to New Orleans, Elvis fans congregate in Memphis, ski enthusiasts travel to the little mountain valley of Morgedal. What do they all have in common? The search for the original...
The history of Sondre Norheim begins in Morgedal, Telemark. He was born June 10, 1825, at Øverbø, a little cotter's farm nestled in the hillside.
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People have used skiing as a mode of transport for over 4000 years. However in the 1800's downhill skiing as we know it today was influenced like never before by Sondre Norheim from Morgedal. Who was this charismatic character who changed ski design and gave us the world's first carving ski and full heel binding? Where did he live and what was it about the terrain he grew up in that so inspired him to develop skis and new techniques just for the pure rush of the downhill? The answers are waiting for you in Morgedal, this magic little Norwegian valley which gave ski sport to the world.
Learn more about the fantastic story at Norwegian Skimuseum in Morgedal.
Do you need a bed? Try Morgedal hotell or Morgedal camping.