Traditional wooden skiis Pohorske žage, from Pohorje Alps, Slovenia
1. What is the objective of the project? The aim of the project is to identify, document, analyze, evaluate and interpret the intangible heritage of skiing on Pohorje. Pohorje is the most eastern part of the Central Alps. The first documented skier on Pohorje was the forestman from Lovrenc in Pohorje, Ferdinand Dolinšek, who in 1886 attended the imperial course in Gußweg in Upper Styria. He also brought with them skis, soon the domestic boys started to make similar ones. The documented oral tradition also speaks of the first skiing in Areh in 1886, and at the Padež vrh at Rogla in the winter of 1880/81. (Tončka Urbas, 1955). 2. What is skiing on Pohorje? Skiing on Pohorje is a way of life. Early settling of the hilly Pohorje with farms in the Middle Ages has brought winter travel and snowboarding with "skies". Skye is a Pohorje term for walking in the snow with snowshoes and skis. (T.U. 1955). Today, skiing is more than just a trip between eight farms in winter. It has grown into a cultural, economic and sports activity in Pohorje. Particularly worth mentioning is the way of snowboarding, which is at home in Pohorje and is called Alpine skiing skiing, and is carried out with indigenous skis made according to well-known principles, well-established and unfortunately forgotten knowledge.