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Skiing Pioneer of Telemark

Sondre’s Home Village – Keeping the History of Skiing Alive

In recognition of the impact Sondre and the village of Morgedal had on sport skiing, Sondre’s birthplace Øverbø has been chosen three times as the site for lighting the Olympic Torch.

Øverbø and the valley of Morgedal
Photo by Eivind Molde

This former cotter’s farm has become a museum, visited by people from all over the world. A journey through the history of skiing can be experienced at an adventure centre in the heart of the valley.

The Norwegian Ski Adventure Centre (Norsk Skieventyr) and Øverbø register between 40,000 and 50,000 visitors every year.

The Morgedal Flame from 1960 is still burning in Squaw Valley. And the flame from the 1994 Winter Olympic ceremony at Øverbø is burning both in Morgedal and in the Scandinavian Heritage Park in Minot.

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