Friends in Skien,
sister city in Norway, raised half of the funds for the statue which
was also sponsored by Norsk Hostfest Association and dedicated during
the 1987 Hostfest.
duplicate statue of Norheim was unveiled on January 16, 1988 in
Morgedal, Norheim's birthplace in Norway. Norheim is credited in Norway and elsewhere with making the Telemark area The
"Cradle of Skiing."