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Who the first skiers were in Alaska? I find no records of the Native people here ever using skis. My theory is that the first skiers were the Sami people who came to Alaska with Sheldon Jackson in 1894 to teach reindeer husbandry to Alaska Natives. I know that the Sami used skis to herd reindeer, but I can find no proof that they brought skis in… (Show more)