Cross Country Skiing

For centuries the most efficient way to get around in snow, especially to hunt or to herd, was on skis.  The first Winter Olympics in France in 1924 introduced Cross-Country Skiing as a fascinating new event. How did it evolve from a simple mode of transportation to one of the most demanding and grueling winter sports?  Find out at our exhibit directly across from the Touch Table, where visitors can explore biographical information on some of cross-country skiing's most significant pioneers, participants, and competitors.