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Excerpts — Alpine Skiing

An explanation of alpine skiing

Alpine, a derivation of the European mountain range, refers to the downhill variation of skiing and is often called downhill skiing.

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Destination Ski Resorts

Destination areas have the largest skiing acreage and vertical drop, with lift-ticket prices to match.

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Ski Boots

Your boots are the most important decision you will make.

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Going Downhill

Ideally the hill you are on has a flat area at the bottom, and even better, a slight rise after that. This type of hill will allow you to come to a natural stop.

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Key to Balance: Stance

The motions and movements in skiing are relatively simple.

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