Bloški smučar, stalna muzejska razstava
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The Bloke Plateau is the coldest place in Slovenia and the skis were used as a means of transportation. It was first mentioned in 1689 by the polymath Janez Vajkard Valvasor in his monumental encyclopaedic work Die Ehre des Herzogthums Crain (The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola). Even funerals were handled on skis. In the 1950s Boris Orel, the first director of the Slovene Ethnographic Museum, thoroughly researched the skis-related crafts and customs of this tradition.