Alpine Skiing Tickets
Details of Alpine Skiing and the Ticket Luck value
If you look at the state of sports around the world today, mainstream sports like football, soccer and tennis are the forerunners in terms of popularity and viewership. This is no surprise as these sports are simple and have been around for hundreds of years. The main attraction to these sports is that you can actually play them in your backyard. The possibility to be able to practice a sport makes it that much more enjoyable to watch. Some sports are better left to the professionals though. Sports like wrestling, racing and extreme games require years of training and special equipment to be carried out safely. To add to the problems in practicing certain games, some sports can only be played in certain weather or conditions. These sports are less popular but equally fun to watch. Games like ski jumping, skating and BMX are much loved due to the adrenaline and attitude required to perform the stunts and tricks that take place. One of these hardcore, dangerous and in result exciting games is Alpine Skiing.
Alpine Skiing, also known as downhill skiing is the most popular and well known form of skiing. There are a few winter resorts in the world that do not offer skiing lessons and a ski hill. Alpine Skiing basically consists of a skier skiing down a hill which is usually tempered with to form a course and obstacles to make the sport easier and more fun. If you have ever been to a winter resort, you were probably given a chance to put on some skis and take a slide down a hill. When you transform this act to a professional sport, the hills get steeper, the courses get harder and the equipment gets more technical.
The history of Alpine Skiing goes back to the 1800's when cross-country and Nordic skiing were popular sports. These types of skiing where usually not governed and had no fixed set of rules. Also, these were performed on natural hills and mountains with normally no courses and just plain snow and trees. The skiers had to climb all the way up the hills and then ski all the way down, having to climb up again if they wanted another go. This practice made the game harder to play as not everyone wanted to climb up a steep hill in hours and then ski back down in a few minutes. When the ski resorts started opening and introduced chairlifts that go to the top of the hills, the sport received a revolutionary new way to tackle its problem. The sport got its name from the first place game was played, the European Alps.
The modern sport requires special skis with hard shoes attached to it to provide the skier with more control on their movement and increased speeds. The courses are carefully made with trees cut out and a path made up. The four types of races that consist of Alpine Skiing are called Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super Giant Slalom and Downhill. The Slalom races comprise of more technical skills than speed as the tracks are usually curved and sharp turns and tricks are required. The Super Giant Slalom is the fastest of these courses where speeds go up to 100kmph, the variance between these different types of races are what make the sport that much more exciting.
Where skiing competitions are usually races, some of the events also base themselves on tricks and skill. The main events for Alpine Skiing are the Annual World Cup, the biennial World Championships and the quadrennial Olympics. The 'Federation International de Ski' or FIS is the governing body for Alpine Skiing and is the federation responsible for the world cups and championships.
Alpine Skiing has been a part of the Winter Olympics since the start of the Olympics and is one of the most popular events at the Olympics. The 2010 Winter Olympics, taking place in Whistler in Canada will also have Alpine Skiing as one of the sports. The event is scheduled to take place at one of the best resorts in Canada, the Whistler Blackcomb. The atmosphere of the Olympic Games in addition to the excitement of skiing will make a visit to the event an inimitable experience. So get your Alpine Skiing Tickets from us today and be on your way to the 2010 Winter Olympics in no time.