The Austrian Herminator Has Conquered The Ski World

The Austrian Herminator Has Conquered The Ski World

The Austrian Hermann Maier is still one of the most successful and charismatic personalities in ski racing. His name is a synonym of the strong will to win, the great determination, and the pure passion for what you are doing. His rise, like his career highlights, was characterized by numerous ups and downs. His coaches saw no great talent in him and did not sufficiently promote the former bricklayer. That turned out to be a big mistake because Hermann Maier became a megastar.

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Top Women in Winter Sports History

If there is one thing that excites an adrenaline fanatic during the winter months, it’s the winter sporting activities that they can get to enjoy. Families and individuals love being involved in winter sports these days. However, women were not always encouraged to be a part of sporting activities and leave alone winter sports. Today with the celebration of women’s rights there are a handful of women who are to be saluted for standing up to a male-dominated society, play winter sports, and give today’s woman hope and freedom. These women have played roles in winter sports right from the 1800s, and this is why they are as unique as they are today. 

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Choosing Snowboard or Skis

Just like most sports, winter sports require specialized equipment. And not just that; if you fail to choose a proper ball for an amateur football game, most probably the worst that will happen is you will lose some gameplay satisfaction. Winter sports, however, demand for stricter awareness simply because of the dangers involved. Since having the wrong kind of equipment can result in you not being in control and having an accident, and advice of an expert is not always available during the process of purchasing your equipment, here are some noteworthy aspects to bear in mind:

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Safety While Skiing

I bet you’ve heard your mother say “better safe than sorry” more than once. And while sometimes that’s annoying, when it comes to skiing, it would be smart to listen to her. Skiing, although in general usually not classified as an extreme sport, can bring about serious and even life-threatening injuries. Regardless of whether you are just heading out for your first skiing vacation ever or if you are an experienced skier with a few black diamond runs under your belt, these might be some points to note before you hit the slopes:

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Six Different Ways to Go Skiing

Skiing is the broad term to cover snowy hillsides and the art of using skis. Most understand the term unless you are talking to a trained ear or needing to book a ski trip. You will inevitably be faced with the question what kind of skiing are you going to do?  If you are destined for the bunny hill, you may find this question a bit perplexing. You may be under the common impression that skiing is just that simply two skis and a slope.

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What to Wear on Your Ski Trip

If you are new to the Ski scene, it can be confusing when packing for your first trip to the slopes. Skiing is unlike any other sport or activity when it comes to the what to wear questions. Camping in the cold air is close to the recommended gear, yet still leaves gaps in packing performance. With a few expert tips, Skiing must haves for your trip will keep you a step ahead along the way.

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The Fit Side of Skiing

Finding new fit and healthy activities can be a challenge to say the least. Aside from our daily routines, it is essential to incorporate varying interests to keep our workouts from becoming redundant. Turning to an outdoor adventure will prevent boredom while providing an exhilarating experience. Specific sports are known for their fitness attributes; however a few stand out above the rest. Majestic mountain sides are a perfected balance of excitement and exercise. Skiing has been a favorite among the masses for many generations. Skiing is enjoyed recreationally, competitively and is also reputed as a well balanced workout.

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Going on a Skiing Holiday – Part 2

Once a skier is wearing the correct clothing and is fitted with the right equipment, they are ready to learn how to ski. But before this, they must purchase the ski pass, and the average cost for a week’s skiing in Europe is around 250 Euros. They do not come cheap, but the money is used for the machinery that is required to prepare the slopes at the start and end of each day, to maintain and run the lifts and also to pay the wages of the workers who are running the resort. Looking after the lift pass is essential, as losing the lift pass will usually mean having to buy a replacement.

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Going on a Skiing Holiday – Part 1

Huge numbers of people go on skiing holidays each year to a variety of countries around the world. The preparation needed to enjoy a skiing holiday is huge, and for those who are going on their first visit to the alpine environments, the experience they have in reality can be nothing like the one that they visualize.

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Skiing in Canada

Canada is the perfect country to have a thriving ski industry. Firstly, the geographical location of the country means that it is all situated above 41 degrees north. This means that during the winter months the entire country will generally experience some form of snow fall.

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The Skiing Industry in the United States

The skiing industry in the United States is the leading force behind many advancements of this alpine activity. The creation of skiing came in an era when the country was already fully developed and because of the presence of such a wide array and variety of mountainous landscapes, it has carved itself a place at the centre of the development of the entire industry.

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Famous Female Snowboarders – Part 2

Our second visit to the pistes of the world to discover some of the most famous female snowboarders, once again highlights some of the elite sportswomen that have ever strapped their boards on and headed down the snowy slopes.

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The Skiing Industry in Austria

There is not a more successful nation in World Cup and Olympic skiing than Austria. The country competes alongside the Norwegians and then Americans in trying to claim which is the most successful country at each major event. Other countries from time to time will produce a skier of exceptional talent, but over the years this land locked country of barely 8.8 million people has produced individuals who have cemented their names in skiing history.

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The Best Bits of a Skiing Trip

So – you’ve got your plane ticket, your skiing gear and a group of friends around you ready to hit the slopes… But if it’s your first time skiing, then you might be wondering what exactly there is to look forward to. Yes, you’ve heard about the après ski, the soaring feeling of completing a run, the beauty of the slopes, but you’re still feeling a tad apprehensive.

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The Skiing Industry in France

The skiing industry in France has a long history and it was the site of the first winter Olympic Games when Chamonix hosted the first event. It was a lot different from what happens today with there being no alpine skiing, but already the tradition of partaking in winter sports was already strong in the country.

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Famous Female Snowboarders – Part 1

For thousands of years man has been trying different methods of traveling over snow, and who is possibly to say when the first person tried moving across the surface on one piece of wood, or tree bark? But it is said that the first person who put two skis together to try an mono ski was Sherman Poppen back in 1965.

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The History of Snowboarding

Snowboarding is both a recreational activity and an Olympic event. It was developed in the 1960s as a combination of sledding, skateboarding skiing and surfing and in 1998 it became an Olympic sport. It first emerged when an American engineer wanted to invent a new toy for his daughter. He did this by attaching two skis together and attaching a rope. The success was so great that he patented it in and it was dubbed the “snurfer”, selling over a million of them over the next decade.

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The History of the Winter Olympics and Other World Events

The Winter Olympic Games are for all sports on snow and ice and are held every four years. Today they are organized to run in the intervening years between the Summer Olympic Games. The 2018 Winter Olympics have just taken place in South Korea and the next Summer Olympics are scheduled to take place in 2020 in Tokyo.

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The History of Ski Jumping

Ski Jumping has been part of the winter Olympic Games Longer than slalom and downhill. It was first introduced in 1924, with the first world championship starting the following year in 1925. The first jumping competitions were recorded to have taken place in Norway in 1805 and Olaf Rye won with a jump of just over 9.5 meters. Since this event the Nordic countries has seen the competition as their very own and the sport is followed with greater passion in these nations that the other skiing events.

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The History of Skiing

Skiing appears to be the most modern of sports. It is surrounded by the newest gadgets and modern technology, yet people have been skiing for literally thousands of years. There is evidence that people in China were able to ski as far back as 10,000 years ago. The methods of skiing have changed remarkably since the early times, but the reality is that snow has been a part of the planet from the beginning of time and man has always proved adept at living a wide variety of surroundings.

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