jackrabbit johannsen

The Jackrabbit—Lessons From the Man Who Changed Skiing Forever

If you need a little diversion from whatever you do in the off season and want to connect with skiing’s past, check out this 30 minute documentary on YouTube about Jackrabbit Johannsen. This 1975 video produced by the National Film Board of Canada chronicles the life of the Norwegian outdoorsman turned backwoods legend. Johannsen is widely credited with being one of the first Europeans to popularize cross-country skiing in North America. I’m not certain how...