Winter is a great time to go out and discover all the beauty and thrill offered by nature at this time of the year.
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.
Snowboarding is a winter sport that involves descending a slope that is covered with snow while standing on a board attached to a rider’s feet, using a special boot set onto a mounted binding. The development of snowboarding was inspired by skateboarding, sledding, surfing and skiing. It was developed in the United States in the 1960s and became a Winter Olympic Sport in 1998. In 2002 competitive snowboarders formed the World Snowboard Tour.
Whether you’re looking for a beautiful back-country ski session, a freestyle snowboarding adventure, or anything in between, safety becomes the main priority. Freezing temperatures, freak avalanches, perilous cliffs, and a plethora of other dangers can quickly become dangerous, and even fatal in some instances. Be sure to dress warm. Multiple layers of clothing topped with the appropriate men’s or women’s outwear can insulate you from the elements. Aside from that, vigilance is absolutely necessary!
Mammoth Mountain, California
Banff Lake Louise, Alberta Canada
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