Jens doesn't like skiing, at any rate not when it is dark and cold. Even though the lighted ski trail is right outside the house, he is not tempted. But his parents keep on at him, and eventually Jens puts on his skis. It's eerie in the woods, his ski technique is poor and he is entirely alone. He loses control on a steep slope, runs straight into a tree and loses consciousness. Fortunately, somebody comes by who rouses him and helps him home, somebody who makes skiing much more fun! But who really is this person he has met in the woods? Eldrid Johansen has a good grasp of eerie shivers suitable for the youngest readers. Skiløperen is creepily and darkly illustrated by Marie Lyshol.
Eldrid Johansen (1973–) is a trained singer and actor from the Bårdar Academy of Musical Theater, and she also has a degree from the University of Oslo. She made her literary début in 2005 with Sara vil bli stjerne.