One of my passions is skiing. My first experience with skiing was watching Paralympic alpine skiing in Whistler during the 2010 Olympic games. I was 4 at the time and that was the first time I had seen skiing. Three years later, my family started skiing together at Mount Seymour.   The reason I love skiing is because it is so much fun to ski with my whole family and go on some of our favorite trails and try out new trails.  I also enjoy racing my siblings down the slopes.  When we go to Seymour, we like to go on Lodge and Mystery. One of my favourite runs is Pete’s run, and I like it because it is in the middle of the forest and it has bumpy areas through the trees.

Here are some interesting facts about skiing:

  • The word ski comes from the old Norse word ‘skíð’ meaning a split piece of wood.
  • In the 16th century war between Denmark and Sweden, canvas was stretched between skis to help transport the injured, therefore the term “stretcher”.
  • Alpine skiing became an Olympic sport in 1936, however skiing became more popular as an activity after WW2 when moving to the Alps improved.

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