Going on a Skiing Holiday – Part 1

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

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

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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The Skiing Industry in Austria

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 Skiing Industry in France

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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The History of Snowboarding

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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