Skiing in Europe

skieuropeHave you ever tried skiing? This is the fun recreational activity and sport where the person skiing attaches two long runners to his or her boots that are called skis, and uses these to slide down snowy mountain hills and is controlled with two rods. This sport is slightly over the edge type since it requires a great amount of skill and balance to control the body from sliding downhill.   Skiing has also been used for military purposes in the past and also in travelling from distant places especially in areas with heavy snowfall, this activity is very useful in travelling and transporting purposes until around the 1860s. There are a lot of competitive skiing events that are acknowledged by the International Olympic Committee and the International Ski Federation.

There are two types of skiing, first is the Nordic skiing, which originated in Scandinavia as a means of transporting over snow. This skiing includes Telemark, Ski Touring, Ski Mountaineering, Skijoring, Cross-Country Skiing, and Ski flying. Second is the Alpine skiing which is also called downhill skiing that is usually done in ski resorts, this type of skiing has originated in the European Alps that is described by two fixed-heel bindings that are attached to both the heel and toe of the skier’s boot.

There are lots of ski resorts fund in Europe, especially since sport skiing is basically discovered in this region due to the heavy snow in the past. If you are in Switzerland, you might want to visit Interlaken, Bernese Oberland where there is nearly a 150 mile ski track, great for practicing skiing. In this place you will find Kleine Scheidegg-Mannlichen which is known to be one of the world’s most gorgeous ski settings. Another one found in Switzerland is in Zermatt, Valais, and Swiss Alps which is recognized for the famous mountain called Matterhorn. If you happen to be in Austria, you might like to try visiting Zell am See, Austrian Alps and give skiing a try. Paris is not just all about the Eiffel tower but you can also try skiing in Val d’Isere, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes where it is known to be the home to many ski slopes and schools where they teach beginners the concept, nature and structure of skiing. If you have a Finnish friend, try inviting him or her to try skiing in Levi, Sirkka, Lapland where they offer a year-round outdoor resort, great for tourists and travelers, Levi is also known to be the largest ski center in all of Finland.

Finding and locating ski resorts in Europe isn’t a hard task, since you can find a good amount of ski resorts in there.

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