Vintage Lund Downhill Skis
Wood, Metal, Leather
78 inches tall
© Vintage Winter
Lund “Ridgetop” style skis. Beartrap style cable bindings, metal toe and heel plates and leather foot straps are all present on this “complete” pair of antique skis. The Lund labels, both worn, are still visible on the wooden ski tips.
Vintage Northland Ski Company catalogs document Christian Lund was born in Norway in 1880, and founded Northland Ski Company in 1911. Northland also had a less expensive line, Lund Skis. It had an eastern factory in Laconia, New Hampshire. In the 1920s and early 1930s Northland published some of the first U.S. how-to-ski pamphlets printed in the U.S.
Lund and Northland skis were manufactured in Hastings and St. Paul, Minnesota. From the 1920's into the 1930's, Northland Manufacturing Company was the nation’s largest producer of skis, toboggans, snowshoes and hockey sticks.
Ipsheming Michigan skiers with their old wood skis c. 1928.