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Events Added to the 2022 Winter Olympics

Events Added to the 2022 Winter Olympics

The 2022 Winter Olympics will be held in Beijing, China, just forteen years after hosting the Summer games in 2008. The 2008 Summer Olympics was memorable for an incredible opening ceremony of showmanship, so expectations are already high for these Winter Games....
The Beginner’s Guide to Skiing

The Beginner’s Guide to Skiing

Skiing isn’t just for sporty lovers of the cold. The scenery and the exhilarating feeling of going down the slopes can make anyone happy. Here is what every beginner should know. Skiing Gear Any new skier should try to borrow gear first. Resorts will offer boots,...
4 of the Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time

4 of the Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time

Alpine skiing is one of the most exciting sports in the world. Skiers race down a snow-covered slope often at top speeds in excess of 80 miles per hour. They must possess courage and an unbridled sense of athletic balance.   The world has witnessed hundreds of...
Cross-Country Skiing vs. Downhill Skiing

Cross-Country Skiing vs. Downhill Skiing

While cross-country (Nordic) and downhill (Alpine) skiing share the same name, there are noticeable differences to each discipline. What do they have in common besides their name, and exactly what are their differences? Read on for a full comparison of the two.  ...
Breakdown of Olympic Skiing, Part 1

Breakdown of Olympic Skiing, Part 1

Since 1924, in one capacity or another, skiing has been on the Olympic Winter Games program. What started out as a minor competition has now evolved into six separate disciplines: alpine, cross country, ski jumping, Nordic combined, freestyle, and snowboarding. And...