1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 17, 2020 3:12 PM by Cara Jensen

    Who the first skiers were in Alaska?

    Keith Conger Newbie

      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 1894. It would seem that they must have used skis then.