Tomm Murstad and the World’s First Ski School for Kids

Tomm Murstad (1915–2001) was an outstanding multi-discipline skier, but is principally remembered in his native Norway as the founder of the first ski school for kids—possibly the first such program in the world. 

Murstad grew up in Vindern and won his first ski jump contest at age six. At 17, in 1932, he was invited to teach skiing in Grenoble, where he met Hannes Schneider...




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