Everything You Need to Know About Girdwood, Alaska and Skiing

a skier skiing down a slope terrain on a sunny day

Skiing is a sport or a recreational activity that involves gliding through snow on a pair of long, flat, narrow pieces of wood or plastic called skis. It is a competitive sport that mainly falls into two categories: Nordic that uses a free-heel binding system or Alpine that requires using flat-foot bindings. Skiing is one of … Read more

Sölden, Austria

Aerial view of Sölden, Austria

Sölden is the largest municipality in Austria with a total surface area of a little more than 466 square kilometers and is one of Europe’s top ski destinations. It lies at the end of the Ötztal Valley with access to two glacier ski mountains and one of Austria’s best snow conditions. Sölden, Austria, … Read more

The History of Skiing

The History of Skiing

  As long as there have been snow and the slopes, there’s been skiing — so needless to say, skiing is not really a new sport. The word “ski” is originated from the Old Norse word “skíð” which means “stick of wood” which is used for the sport. The oldest archaeological evidence … Read more