Itís the type of skiing that you get a chairlift or other mechanical
means of getting to the top of the mountain, and skiing down. The kit is
specialised for travelling downhill, with your boot fixed to the ski.
than using lifts, cross country skiers ski up the mountains themselves!
They donít ski down mountains as steep as the ones in downhill skiing.
Cross country skiing is much more aerobically demanding and itís
cheaper as you donít have to pay for lift passes. Cross country skiing
uses a soft boot rather than the hard ones used in downhill, and the
heel is not attached to the ski. The skis are lightweight and designed
for self-propelled travel over a variety of terrain, not just down
This generally refers to turns, tricks and air! This is now a
competitive sport and athletes compete in various disciplines including
aerials (jumps), acro (choreographed routine), moguls (bumps on the
slopes that are skied on and jumped over), big air (twists, spins and
various positions in the air), and dual moguls (to competitors
head-to-head on the moguls!).
This isnít really skiing at all but we thought weíd mention it here
anyway! Snowboarding involves standing on a single board rather than two
skis. Itís great fun and worth checking out. Many people find it
easier to learn to snowboard than they do to ski.
This simply means skiing off the groomed piste on untouched snow. It
requires fairly advanced skills and is potentially dangerous. However,
itís an unbelievable rush and we recommend getting lessons and giving
it a go once you have mastered your intermediate skills.