Skiing is considered as the most popular outdoor activity for winter, a wonderful choice for family holiday during winter break, and a wonderful way to spend quality time hanging out with your close friends and even the ideal to make new friends with the same hobby and interest for skiing.
Besides being entertainment and recreational activity regardless of ages, skiing also make significant contribution to your well-being, in terms of both physical and emotional health. In skiing, your body involves in full function of brains of controlling the muscle endurance because of body weighing on legs and feet, as well as directing the coordination of different body parts regarding position and how much effort to put into moving.
Those function can refer to proprioception improvement, bones and joints enhancement and even contribution in anti-aging process. Because of the tremendous effects of this sport, even though you don’t know anything about skiing, you can start your first and very basis lesson here.
Fundamental Rules Of Skiing To Begin With
In this part I will introduce to you some fundamental rules in reading trail symbol regarding the level of difficulty for each different types of trail. There are not many trail symbol but you need to grab the basis of trail symbol to choose the suitable trail based on your skiing competence.
If you come across the symbol of green circle trail, you are looking at an easy trail for beginner level. This symbol indicates that the difficulty level of the trail is pretty low as it is unlikely that it contains obstacles, does not require fast speed and has the moderate length for beginners.
The blue square symbol for trail represents the intermediate difficulty level which requires skiers to practice and already master the green circle trail before moving on to this level. This type of trail contains steeper grade and some obstacles so you are recommended to have some experiences if choosing this trail.
If you happen to see the back diamond sign, you know that you are confronting a difficult trail which is suitable for experienced skiers of advanced level skiers.
Therefore, you should not take risk trying this trail if you are still an inexperienced skier and even when you have high confidence in yourself, thinking that you can do it, my advice is “master the intermediate trail before trying out this”. This difficult level trail can contain steep grade that comes with narrow way down, small hills of snow and obviously obstacles on the way.
Understand The Principle Of Skiing On Slopes
This is an issue of great important when skiing as there will be people ski with you in the same slope, some in front of you and some behind you so you ought to know who has the right of way on that slope.
Regarding people who ski in front of you, they have the right of way which means you need to avoid them during the way down the slope. Therefore, you need to keep a certain distance between you and them for both your and their safety.
And even if they fall right in front of you, it would be easier to avoid them if you can keep your distance long enough. This same rule of right of way applies for people who ride behind you which you are the person who have right of way in this situation.
Your Responsibilities During Skiing On Slope
When choosing what type of slope among the three listed type above with different level of difficulties, you are responsible to be well aware of the slop’s characteristics, features, and even risks.
Different of slopes as presented above will consist of different level of difficulties in terms of speed, obstacles, and steep grade, so don’t decide boldly to pursuit a difficult level slope if you are inexperienced because you may crash into something or somebody which can cause injuries and even deaths for you and others.
When skiing there will be times when you may feel tired or want to stop on the way simply to catch your breath for example, you need to know that it will be very dangerous to do as others who slides down the slope may not see you and crash into you.
Therefore, if you still need to stop but don’t want to obstruct the trail or risk creating accidents, you need to be in place where you can be seen from the above for instance top of the next slope section.