– You can go in the hilly and varying terrain, because you don’t have to put on and take off a cast when you are out walking. In laussnøen you will not have any problem with having enough glide on a wooden skis, ” says Thomas Aslaksby.

He is treskimakar and jobs that the old skikulturen to survive.

in recent years, he has discovered that the interest for the classic ski is increasing.

In some environment, it is “enter”. People are more curious, rather it as. Before we were perhaps faced with the that saw this very old fashioned or out of it here was strange.

the RISING INTEREST: the Wide wooden skis works particularly well in cold laussnø. More discover now the classic way to ski on.

Photo: Torje Bjellaas UNESCO-list

The most eager in the wooden skis-the environment in Norway are working with to come with on the Unesco intangible kulturarvliste. A omstendeleg process that is expected to take 4-5 years. The list is designed to take care of song, dance, traditions and languages that are disappearing because of globalization and the skiftande livsstilar.

– All have a relation to the ski. And for that any man should be able to go on the ski must a man create them. The history and knowledge must be taken care of, ” says Tarjei Gjelstad.

TRADITION: Tarjei Gjelstad (t.v.) and Bob Plank will not let treskitradisjonen go in gløymeboka.

Photo: Torje Bjellaas Long history

Already for 4000 years after that people in Norway on skis. There are traces of the much talked about Rødøymannen – engraved in stone in Rødøy in Nordland county. The gong was the ski, first and foremost used as a means of transportation or to go hunting.

In the film “Birkebeinerne” they were classic treskia framheva, and birkebeinarane Thorstein Skevla and Skjervald Skrukka brought the king’s son Håkon Håkonsson to Nidaros in 1206.

FLIGHT OF wooden skis: IN 2016 came the movie Birkebeinerne, depicting the dramatic flukta on wooden skis. The king’s son Håkon Håkonsson had fraktast in the safety of Nidaros in 1206.

Photo: Paradox

Many assumed Sondre Norheim from Morgedal in Telemark as the great pioneer within the modern sport of skiing. He was a master in running telemark and developed equipment that skibindingar around the heel.

Thomas Aslaksby his main motivation to support a UNESCO application, is yet to reveal the value of the treskia in the day.

an EXPERT ON wooden skis: Thomas Aslaksby have made wooden skis since the beginning of the 90s.

Photo: Torje Bjellaas

My motivation is to create attention around skimaking and heiltreski to show that this is not an old-fashioned. There are many who are interested in the kind of skiing, actually – that to move outside the track. And when can one move in a different terrain than with other types of skis for the trip to the summit.

FULL GARAGE: Thomas Aslaksby have the garage full with the wooden skis he made himself.

Photo: Torje Bjellaas Narrow nålauge

Entusiastane are working now to prepare an application which initially shall be assessed by the arts council. They are depending on the approval from that that the application should notify by UNESCO. So far the only two projects in Norway harbour on the UNESCO intangible kulturarvliste.

In 2016 was oselvartradisjonen place on the famous list. A tradition that today is kept at the same on Oselvarverkstaden on the Os. In 2019 had stevkunst, dance and folk music from Setesdal place on the same list.

MODERN BINDINGAR: A part of the younger want to try out skieigenskapane to the classic treskia. But will have more modern bindingar.

Photo: Torje Bjellaas

Dag Feldborg, has been published with advice in the application process as the no-go result.

– There is a long road and not easy. It must jobbast systematic and thorough – over time. I have faith in them. It is important to bring out what the world win by having this cultural activities running.