by Frank V. Persall
It seems like a blindingly obvious question, doesn’t it? Why is skiing fun?
Well, if you’re an avid winter sports fan then you don’t need us to explain the ins and outs of this.
However, for people who are new to the sport or who are considering getting involved, you may be wondering what all the fuss is about.
There are lots of reasons that skiing is a great hobby but one of the main reasons that people enjoy it so much is because it is such a thrill.
There is no other feeling quite like zipping down the side of a mountain; it is truly exhilarating.
Of course, there’s a lot more to it than just the adrenaline rush.
If you’ve been thinking about getting involved, you’ll be pleased to know that skiing is lots of fun and we’d love to show you a few more reasons why.
The whole point of a sport is to give yourself a challenge and set yourself goals.
When you hit these goals, you feel a massive sense of achievement and one of the great things about skiing is that you will face a new challenge every time you hit the slopes.
This is especially true if you visit different ski resorts and try out various types of skiing.
Once you wrap your head around the basics, you will be able to progress until you are smashing those black runs.
Even after that, there is backcountry skiing, heliskiing, freeriding, and much more to get your teeth into.
If nothing else, skiing provides a thrill that simply cannot be gained through any other means.
Once you get onto the mountain, your blood starts pumping and that isn’t only because of the cold!
While skiing is quite a common activity, there is a sense of risk attached to it so when you make your way down one of the more grueling pistes, it certainly gets the heart rate up.
If you love stunning scenery and seeing the world in its rawest form then skiing could be the sport for you.
This isn’t just something for adrenaline junkies that want to shoot down high-speed slopes and test their nerve.
Skiing takes place in rugged, beautiful environments that have so much to offer in terms of natural beauty.
Some of the backcountry and off-piste skiing opportunities allow you to experience this terrain in a way you otherwise never would.
Skiing can be a lonely sport but it's much better when it is done with friends and family.
The great thing about modern ski resorts is that they cater to the needs of everyone.
Even if you have small children that have never been on the mountain before, the ski schools and children’s areas are a great way to include them in your passion.
Moreover, there are some highly acclaimed apres-ski areas around the world where the food and drink keep coming and you can relax and enjoy the company of fellow winter sports enthusiasts.
One of the things that really sets skiing apart from other sports is that it allows you to discover the world and travel to places you may never have thought of.
When you think of your annual vacation, it’s unlikely that you would envisage a quaint Italian mountain village or somewhere in the depths of Colorado.
Yet these places provide some of the best skiing terrains in the world. And what could be more fun than seeing new places?
Even when the winter is over, there are so many southern hemisphere ski resorts that allow you to continue enjoying the sport all year round.
Again, these are locations that you may not previously have considered visiting, and while you’re there, there’s lots more fun to be had exploring the local areas.
As soon as most of us hear the term ‘diet and exercise’ we will run for the hills.
Not many people like the idea of having to live a restricted life that is solely focused on working out. But what if that could be more fun?
Well it can, skiing is an active pursuit that is excellent for burning calories and yet remains incredibly enjoyable.
It won’t feel like a regular workout as you will be having so much fun but it’s a great way to stay in shape, nonetheless.
There are a lot of misconceptions about skiing.
It’s expensive, it’s cold, it’s too much hassle and one of the most common; the accommodation is more like a shed than a five-star hotel. But this is where a lot of people are wrong.
Skiing chalets and resort accommodation are among some of the most luxurious in the world.
Of course, there are varying levels of luxury and you could opt for a basic cabin or something with far more frills.
Things like satellite TV, wi-fi, log fires, fully equipped kitchens, and large, comfortable beds are all part of the package.
So, once you’re done on the slopes and the apres-ski has gone quiet, you can continue your enjoyment in some amazing accommodation!
Skiing fans all over the world can’t wait to hit the slopes at the beginning of every ski season.
Some even seek out indoor ski areas and head off to the other side of the world during summer to make the most of global skiing opportunities; they love it that much!
There are so many things that make skiing a highly enjoyable experience if newbies are willing to give it a chance.
There is nothing that compares to the thrill of skiing, it is a sport that allows you to engage in a whole new experience not to mention the sense of achievement you get.
About Frank V. Persall
Originally from the UK, Frank has a passion for skiing and anything snow related. He is currently on a never ending mission to visit the best ski resorts across the USA and the the World. Frank is happiest when he is on ski slopes with his wife and three children.