As North America heads into the winter season, snow sport enthusiasts are getting ready to hit the slopes. But warm temperatures and a lack of snow are casting a shadow over what is traditionally…
Skiing was not a vacation recreation but a means of transportation in winter in Northern Europe and Asia thousands of years ago. Early skis were made from the bones of large animals strapped to the toe of the boot with leather strips. In Scandinavia wooden skis were believed to be used even five thousand years […]
Snow skiing is a physically demanding activity and proper nutrition for skiers is essential. This is, however, often overlooked by recreational skiers who may only hit the slopes for a few days each year. The difference between a great day on the ski slopes that leaves you invigorated, and an exhausting day that leaves you wondering why you went out there in the first place, can more often than not be attributed to what you have been eating.
The Wounded Warriors Project was established to support and assist war veterans and the women and men that bravely sacrificed themselves for their country, and often return home wounded, disabled or suffering severe burns. The trauma that these warriors suffer, such as gunshot wounds, limb amputations and the burns and wounds suffered in blasts, does not only scar the individual but effects their spirit and theirfamilies endure the pain with them.
Your winter vacation may involve snowshoeing or walking and hiking in the snow. The terrain that you will walk on depends on the vacation destination and your desire for adventure. People on their first winter vacation in the snow may find it more convenient to rent snowshoes till they can find something suitable and comfortable. Tubbs, Sherpa, Atlas and ORS are leading manufacturers of snowshoes.
The Ski Patrol combines the functions of the police, emergency workers, mountain guides and search & rescue teams for the purpose of establishing as safe an environment as possible for recreational skiers. Skiing can be a dangerous activity if rules and regulations are not followed to the letter, and even if a skier does follow the rules they may suddenly become mired in a situation that is beyond their control, resulting in injuries that can be life threatening. As well, the cold and often isolated conditions where skiers can meet up with misadventure can turn mild injuries into potentially fatal ones very quickly.