If you still don’t know where to spend your winter holidays, what about a small alpine villages in the heart of the mountains that offers you an excellent downhill skiing?
Downhill skiing, as known as alpine skiing is one of the most popular winter sports world-wide. There is no better winter activity for all-around cardiovascular and muscular conditioning than rip down the mountains on your skis.
This sport improves the respiratory system, mental health and postural stability. Some studies have found that people who practice alpine skiing have lower blood levels of cortisol and the movements completed during downhill skiing helps improve the strength of your heart.
A study published in the “Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports” proved that downhill skiing is an ideal way for seniors to stay in shape and maintain a high level of quality of life. There is no doubt that this sport gives you force and energy and raises you life’s quality.
Skier carving a turn
As more women began to enjoy downhill skiing, almost 45% of downhill skiers are woman. It is an excellent physical sport that works the leg muscles, especially hamstrings and quadriceps, the lower muscles, calves, thighs and bottoms. Even your arms get a workout as you use your poles to push yourself to move faster. That’s why one hour of downhill skiing can burn 450 to 600 calories.
Alpine skiing accelerates you heart with the excitement of going downhill. Adrenaline and endorphin are also released into the blood. Known as “endorphin rush”, the skier has an intense feeling of exhilaration and a clear sense of well-being. It’s an ideal sport for family and friends to enjoy together and it also is a great method of meeting new people and making friends.
Skiing with friends
Improve your skiing technique this winter while enjoying the special feeling of being close to nature. Feel the peaceful calm freshly fallen snow around you and the cold wind in your hair while the sun entertains your smile. So, just being in the outdoors with fantastic landscapes and fresh air can be a stimulating and unique experience.
Winter landscape while skiing
There’s snow on the mountains which means it’s time to plan your ski vacation! You can ski almost anywhere in the world, from Japan to Venezuela. Brainstorm your winter holiday destinations and here are some ideas:
- Alyeska, Girdwood, Alaska
- Fernie – British Colombia, Canada
- Bozeman, Montana,USA
- Zermatt Resort, Switzerland
- Chamonix Resort, France
- Niseko Resort, Japan