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Cross-country skiing course

Legend has it that Norwegians are born with skis on their feet. Do you want to learn how to ski?

Cross-country skiing

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Please read this important information before you sign up:

1) We will NOT provide skiing equipment. You MUST rent/buy/borrow cross-country skis before the start of the practice weekend. For detailed information about the course, including where you can rent or buy skis, please see:

2) It is not possible to change groups. If you for some reason have to switch group you have to ask another student, we cannot assist you with this. 

Mandatory theory course Monday 07.02.2022 at Georg Sverdrups hus, Auditorium 1 or Zoom 

The skiing course starts with a theory course. We will explain basic techniques and the art of skiing. 

Here is the full presentation from the theory course.  


Most of the practice will take place at the Winterpark at Sognsvann. You can choose between two different groups (same level, but different weekends). The instructors are from OSI.  

Group 1: Practice 12-13 February 10 am- 2 pm

FULL! Send an e-mail to from your UiO e-mail to be put on the waiting list. 

Group 2: Practice 19-20 February 10 am- 2 pm 

FULL! Send an e-mail to from your UiO e-mail to be put on the waiting list. 


Participation is free, however everyone has to provide their own skiing equipment (skis, ski boots and ski poles), appropriate clothes and bring their own food and drink for the practice weekend. 

Do you have any questions?

For questions on how to sign up/register, contact special-events[a] from your UiO e-mail. 
For questions on the content of the course, contact ski-styret[a]

Er du norsk UiO-student?

Dette er et kurs på svært grunnleggende nivå, men du er hjertelig velkommen til å melde deg på. 

Please be advised that the skiing course may be changed or cancelled on short notice due to COVID-19. 

Published Jan. 17, 2022 6:54 PM - Last modified Feb. 8, 2022 9:28 AM