Skiing is a recreational activity and competitive sport in which the participant attaches long runners or skis to boots or shoes on the feet and uses them to travel on top of snow. Aside from recreation and competition, skiing has been used for military purposes and even travelling in areas that experience heavy snowfall. Many types of competitive skiing events are recognized by the International Olympic Committee, and the International Ski Federation.
Skiers and snowboarders who wear helmets don’t take more risks or increase their speed on the slopes – but they do decrease their risk of traumatic head injury. Despite evidence of the ski helmet’s protective qualities, usage rates are not increasing fast enough with the number of new people taking up skiing at top ski resorts such [...]
For those of us who are conscious of our environment, finding eco-friendly getaways and resorts is a number one priority. Although we may feel closer to nature during mountain trips, not all of these resorts place natural habitats in their frame of reference. The Ski Area Citizen’s Coalition compiled a super-eco list that rated the [...]
Avid skiers love the feeling of the snow under their skis and the wind rushing past their faces as they glide down a mountain. Many enjoy the chance to be alone in the outdoors as their bodies respond to the elements of nature. Despite this communion with nature, ski resorts are not always kind to [...]
Skiing is about connecting with Mother Nature, unfortunately however ski resorts can have a negative effect on the environment because of the energy consumption of the chairlifts, grooming and snow-making machines. In recent years more ski resorts have begun to understand the importance of being eco friendly and protecting the environment where they can. The Ski Club [...]