Skiing through Time: Articulating a Landscape Heritage of Swedish Cross-Country Skiing
Book chapter, 2018

The history of tourism in Sweden is closely linked to skiing. Cross-country skiing has also been important for many iconic ski resorts, which have built a reputation as genuine landscapes for skiing. Through the analysis of three examples, Hindås, Vålådalen and Vasaloppet, this contribution investigates the history of ski-related tourism in Sweden and how history and landscape is used to articulate certain landscapes as ski heritage. The article concludes that technological change and scientific ideas about training have been important in the construction and articulation of ski tourism. These landscapes of skiing are deeply embedded in, and representations of, classic Nordic ideas about nature while also increasingly depending on modern technologies.

Sweden

Hindås

Vålådalen

Heritage

Skiing

Vasaloppet

technology

Author

Daniel Svensson

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Science, Technology and Society

Leisure Cultures and the Making of Modern Ski Resorts

93-115

The movement heritage: paths and trails in sustainable and inclusive heritage management

Swedish National Heritage Board, 2017-01-01 -- 2019-12-31.

Roots

Basic sciences

Subject Categories

History of Technology

History

DOI

10.1007/978-3-319-92025-2

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Created

9/21/2018