snow skiing
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Spring Hardangervidda, Norway

Skiing is a recreational activity and competitive sport in which the participant attaches long runners or International Ski Federation.

[edit] History

The oldest and most accurately documented evidence of skiing origins is found in modern day Norway and Sweden. The earliest primitive carvings circa 5000 B.C. depict a skier with one [3]

The word “ski” itself is one of a handful of words Norway has exported to the international community. It comes from the [5]

Alpine ski racing as an organised sport commenced in both America and Australia. The first recreational ski club was formed in 1861 at [7]

[edit] Types of skiing

[edit] Alpine

Also called downhill skiing, typically, it takes place at a Alps, and is characterized by fixed-heel bindings that attach at both the toe and the heel of the skier’s boot. Sub-genres of alpine skiing include:

In alpine skiing, for every 1000 people skiing in a day, on average between two and four will require medical attention. Knee injuries account for 33 percent of injuries. Most accidents are the result of user error leading to an isolated fall.[8]

[edit] Nordic

Cross-country or backcountry skiing is the oldest form of skiing and was developed in Nordic skiing include:

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This article uses material from the Wikipedia article snow skiing, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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