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Shane McConkey dressed as Saucer Boy jumps off cliff holding American flag
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Skiing in the Age of Isolation

Covid-19 meant that ski season ended much sooner than any of us would have liked this year, but that’s no reason to stop you from skiing.  Here’s a round up of the best social distancing and quarantine skiing posts we’ve seen since the coronavirus lockdown started.  If we’ve missed your favourite post, let us know! …

Painting of Birkebeiner skiers carrying Prince Haakon of Norway to safety
Misc

A Brief History of Skiing

Who invented skiing? Some say the Austrians. Most say the Norwegians. But you’d be wrong on both counts. No, skiing is far older than you probably imagine and dates back even further than the wheel, to Central Asia, some 22,000 years or more. Yeah, that’s right. I was surprised, too. In his book, Two Planks …

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