Skiing, a recreational activity and a winter sport have now become an international venture recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Ski Federation (FIS) as a competitive sport along with regular skiing events. The types of skiing include Alpine Skiing which is practised in hills and mountains, regular skiing with free-heel bindings, nordic skiing, freestyle skiing, recreational skiing and backcountry.
Started as a club sport in 1861, mainly in South America, Switzerland and Australia, skiing has gained momentum over the years and has now become such a desired International sport. Controlled avalanches, cut trees, and groomed snow are some of the provisions to create skiing trails. Many resorts create false snow to enable skiing during non-snowing months. So, those looking for an exciting activity during the winter, skiing can be an enjoyable activity and a great exercise to pursue.
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