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Alpine skiing is the sport of sliding down snow-covered hills on skis with fixed-heel bindings. It is also commonly known as downhill skiing, although that also incorporates different styles. Alpine skiing can be contrasted with skiing using free-heel bindings; ski mountaineering and nordic skiing – such as cross-country; ski jumping; and Telemark.
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.
Now is a great time to start your skiing career. How old is too old? How young is too young? The answer is: it’s never too early or too late to start skiing. It really comes down to your goals and expectations.
We are an organization of skiers and snowboarders so we may seem a bit biased on why you should ski or snowboard, but really we just want to share with everyone why we’ve fallen in love with these winter sports and why we think you will to.
The outdoor activity of skiing, whether it be a ski trip to a mountain ski area or a ski week at a local ski area, provides an ideal opportunity for individuals with a disability to integrate meaningfully in a positive and rewarding way with their peers.
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