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Sondre Norheim
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Sondre Norheim

Sondre Norheim (June 10, 1825 - March 9, 1897) was the pioneer of modern skiing. Born and raised in Morgedal in Telemark, he made Norwegian words like ski and slalom known worldwide. Living the last part of his life in North Dakota, USA, he became a legend as a skiing postman in the rugged mountains of the West.

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