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Skiers attend the Wood Ski Jamboree PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janet Rohde   
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 10:56 AM

Joyce Ziegler of Crystal Falls and Carol Kufahl, owner of the Listening Inn, Crystal Falls, ski on their older wood skis at the first-ever Wood Ski Jamboree held Feb. 12-13. Cross country ski enthusiasts with wood skis dug them out of their basements and garages to participate in the event, held at the Listening Inn, north of Crystal Falls. Wood cross country skis have not been popular since the 1970s and before, when they were the only type of skis available.  The participants found that in colder temperatures their wood skis were almost as fast as their modern skis on a well-groomed trail.  This event gives skiers who often started their sport on wood skis a good excuse to get out and use them again, and dress the part of old time skiing. (Bill Ziegler photo)