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It is said that in Norway, a 4500 to 5000 year old rock drawings of a man skiing while holding a stick was found. The earliest people who ski are from the distant ancestor of Sami people in Sweden or Norway.

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"The earliest people to ski may have been the distant ancestors of the modern day Sami.[1][2][3] One of the early names used for the Sami was skridfinner/scricfinni/scritefinni/σκριϑίψινοι,[4] which some have translated as "skiing Sami". Pre-historic Nordic people and Sami used skis to assist in hunting, military maneuvers, and as a practical means of transportation. The oldest and most accurately documented evidence of skiing origins is found in modern day Norway and Sweden. The earliest primitive carvings circa 5000 B.C. depict a skier with one pole, located in Rødøy in the Nordland region of Norway. The first primitive ski was found in a peat bog in Hoting, Sweden which dates back to 2500 or 4500 B.C.[5][6] Joel Berglund reported in 2004 the discovery of a primitive ski, or "85cm long piece of wood", carbon tested by researchers in 1997 while excavating a Norse settlement near Nanortalik, Greenland. The primitive ski dated back to 1010, and is thought to be Greenland's oldest ski brought by Norsemen circa 980 A.D.[7]"

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Skiing itself wasnt really for entertainment when it came about. Transportation. Achievments.

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Earlier it was because it was much faster transportation than walking. It was very useful during World War II, and now skiing is a very important activity in Norway. At school we have skiing days, and the government spends a lot of money on skiing tracks.

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The were not invented in America, the were invented in Scandinavia.

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Yes. One of the world´s largest ski manufacturers is Madshus which factory is located in Biri, close to Lillehammer in Norway.

Åsnes also has it´s production of skis in Norway in Voss.

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Because there was a lot of snow there during the winters, and it was necessary to get better and faster transportation.

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Yes, skiing was invented in Norway.

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