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Alpine skiing (or downhill skiing) is popular both as a sport and as a recreational activity of both males and females, involving sliding down snow-covered hills with long skis attached to each foot.
The sport is popular wherever the combination of snow, mountain slopes, and a sufficient tourist infrastructure can be built up,
Alpine skiing evolved from cross-country skiing when ski lifts were developed at mountain resorts to tow skiers back to the top of slopes, thus making it possible to repeatedly enjoy skiing down steep, long slopes that would be otherwise exhausting.
Alpine skiing as a recreational activity, can be taken part in by ages from seven to seventy years. As a competitive sport, contestants are at their prime in their mid twenties. An ideal family activity.
As skiers gain confidence, they may tackle steeper, longer and more uneven slopes (including off-piste and ungroomed runs) at higher speeds.
Downhill skiing 552, Heliskiing 297, Slalom skiing 557, Biathlon 25, Glacier skiing 555, Skiing 553, Free skiing 865, Nordic Cross Country skiing 725.
Level of Demand
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