Muse du Ski des Laurentides
St-Sauveur, Quebec

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History of skiing in the Laurentians



The origins of skiing

Although records of using special equipment to travel across the snow date back for centuries, the more modern version of skiing is reported to have begun in Scandinavia and was introduced in North America in the mid-19th Century. As early as 1879, the Canadian Illustrated News reported that a Norwegian, a Mr. Birch, left Montreal on skis - to ski all the way to Quebec.


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