A lot of adventure sports mimic the skills a certain organism might have. When we’re scuba diving, we’re mimicking the marine life; while paragliding we mimic our winged friends but there’s one sport that supersedes and transcends any and all capabilities that Life has created. There’s no other known being on this planet that can glide over fresh powder snow with such speed and skill that humans now can (with certain technicalities and equipment, of course!) It is no wonder then, that skiing is regarded with such love and ardour all around the world. There is perhaps nothing more exhilarating than cutting through the cold air, leaving showers of fresh snow behind with every inch you go further.
A competitive sport, a means of transportation, and a recreational activity- skiing is a sport that is all in one, and one of a kind! Skiers glide through snowcapped slopes using skis- a narrow strip of a material attached to the boots that help in cutting through the snow. Along with skis, skiing poles are also used to manoeuvre and steer the direction of a skier. Although skiing is primarily a winter sport, it can also be done indoors or outdoors in the grass.