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Craft of Birch Ski Making: Making Your Own Set

Course Overview

Discover the secrets of the old Saami school of ski construction by crafting a custom pair of birch skis to meet your needs. In this course you'll learn about the origin of ski design, function and construction. We'll also cover topics such as wood grain, bending wood, types of bindings, and information related to use and handling of these ancient tools of transportation. Craft your own pair of skis custom-sized to your height, weight and intended use and prepare to enjoy the wintry wonderland of backcountry and ski trails outside your back door. Evening sessions may include films and a variety of discussion topics on the history and craft of ski making.


Thu, Jan 4th, 2018  –  Sun, Jan 7th, 2018

Course Details

Length: 3½ Days
Skill Levels: Beginner
Hours: Day 1: 5pm-9pm; Day 2-4: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age:
Registration Cost: $335.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Thu, Nov 23rd, 2017
Additional materials fee paid to instructor when class starts: Varies (approx. $175-$250)


You will need the following tools for this class:

All required materials will be provided by the instructor or North House Folk School.

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation packet in the mail that may offer additional optional tool recommendations and suggested reading.

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* Early-Bird rate in effect until Thu, Nov 23rd, 2017
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