Skiing is one of the most well known winter sports. It began around 7 centuries ago and was used as a transport named travelling over snow.In Norway and Sweden and countries alike long skies were made to carry items from one town to another.The Swedish army was also trained to use skies in war and during that time the first ski competions were held.
Norwegian rock carvings date back to 2500bc showing how the first skis were made and how they were used.
In 1721, the Norwegian army had the first specialists on skis.
St.Bernard is the patron of skiers.St.Bernard dogs are also named after him.
In skiing the bone broken is mostly the knee and is painful enough, my dad can tell you that for a fact.
The word 'ski' came from Norway which means a piece of wood.
Types Of Skiing
There a few types of skiing that athletes use.1.Alpine skiing usually takes place on steep hills where flags are often put out to guide the skiers which turns they should take.2.Cross-country races are on much flatter land where the athletes have to use a lot of energy push them across using a special skiing technique.3.Freestyle skiing is a very difficult one where moguls and ramps are put out to challenge the skiers. In 1936 alpine skiing was first introduced to the OLympics. Franz Pfnur was the first to receive the gold medal.
2013 Alpine skiing in the Olympics results.