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.