About Alpine Skis

Skiing

 

 

Skiing is a sport that is accomplished on long thin boards or facsimiles made from other materials that are attached to the feet for locomotion on the snow. It is accomplished on steep inclines (downhill or alpine), flat ground (cross country) or in the performance of stunts or tricks (freestyle). The skis are waxed to make them slippery for alpine and freestyle skiing and to grip the snow in cross country to provide thrust. The skier will often use hand held “poles” to assist with balance and thrust during the activity. Skiing can be done on commercially maintained slopes or trails as well as unmarked natural snow.

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Alpine skis have changed considerably since the first days boards were strapped to the feet of people

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Posted In Alpine Skis on Monday, June 18th 2018
Alpine skis have changed considerably since the first days boards were strapped to the feet of people
Posted In Alpine Skis on Sunday, June 17th 2018
Alpine skiing has its own pace unlike Nordic skiing where how fast you go is totally up to you
Posted In Alpine Skis on Sunday, June 17th 2018
The process of learning how to downhill ski might seem a daunting task for the beginner,
Posted In Alpine Skis on Saturday, June 16th 2018
Trying to find a good pair of alpine skis is like trying to find a good pair of shoes.
Posted In Alpine Skis on Friday, June 15th 2018
There are some very basic differences between Nordic and Alpine skis