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Alpine skiing

Alpine skiing

A very popular snow discipline at the FISU World University Games, Alpine Skiing

Alpine skiing is one of the Winter Olympics' signature competitions. Often referred to as downhill skiing, it involves competitors skiing down a snow-covered mountain slope as quickly as possible. It's held in a time trial format, as opposed to skiers racing each other.

Before 10,000 years ago: With the retreat of glaciers after the last Ice Age, elk and reindeer begin migrating northward from Central Asia. Stone Age hunters follow the herds. They use snowshoes, evolving into longer fur-covered skis, when hunting -- these implements make the hunters faster over snow than elk and deer can move. Populations migrate across Beringia to North America. In North America the snowshoe never evolves into the ski.

16th century: First mentions of skiing in European literature, usually in reference to the "Scridfinns" ("Skiing Finns" or Lapps), the people who called themselves Saami.

18th century: Military units across Scandinavia have organized brigades of ski troops. First organized military competitions. Russian trappers bring skis to Alaska.

Timeline

April 1, 2022
Information on the Ski Area of Sölden Tirol Austria
April 1, 2022
Find a Ski Resort | OnTheSnow
April 1, 2022
What is Skiing | Skiing Information | Alpine Skiing | Go Skiing Go Snowboarding
April 1, 2022

Further Resources

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

100 Slopes of a Lifetime

Gordy Megroz

Book

2021

Fifty places to ski & snowboard before you die

Chris Santella

Book

2013

GoPro: Tanner Hall Ski Diaries 2

Web

April 20, 2016

HOW TO SKI WITH FLOW | 3 Tips for smoother skiing

Web

November 12, 2020

Lockdown Dreams | A Skiing Movie

Web

November 7, 2020

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