Ski boots with ski bindings are attached to ski which is a narrow strip of semi-rigid material worn underfoot to glide over snow. Footwear that is used in skiing in order to provide a way to attach the skier to ski bindings is the ski boots. Ski boots are used to effectively transmit control inputs from the skiers legs to the snow. A recreational sport that involves gliding over snow is skiing. Not only is skiing a recreational sport but also a competitive winter sport. Types of skiing include; Nordic, alpine and Telemark. Nordic skiing means there are disciplines such as ski jumping and cross country skiing that both use bindings attached to the toes of the skiers.
Cross country skiing is practiced on groomed trails or in undeveloped back country areas while ski jumping is practiced in certain areas that are reserved. Telemark skiing is a skiing technique that involves turning and FIS sanctioned discipline. Telemark skiing uses equipment’s that are similar to Nordic skiing in which skiing bindings are attached to the toes of the skiers not their heels. Downhill skiing is the other name given to Alpine skiing because it takes place on a marked ski at a ski resort. Fixed heel bindings that attach both at the toe and the heel of the skier’s boot is the type of equipment used in Alpine skiing.
Ski lifts are used in conjunction with Alpine equipment’s because they are hard to use. A ski lift is a device used for transporting skiers up a hill. Paid services found in ski resorts that are used to transport skiers up a hill are ski lifts. Ski lift types are; cable railways, surface lifts, helicopters and aerial lifts. Aerial tramways, gondola lifts, hybrid lifts, funitels, chair lifts and funifor are the sub types of aerial lifts. Type of aerial lift that consists of continuously circulating steel cable loop that is strung between two end terminal ends and carries a series of chairs are chair lifts.
Funifors are aerial tramways that consists of two guide ropes and haul rope loop per cabin. An aerial tramway is also referred to as a cable car, aerial tram, ropeway or sky tram which is a type of aerial lift that uses one or two stationary ropes for support while the last rope is used for the purposes of propulsion.
Cable railways include funiculars while rope tows, magic carpets and T-bars are types of surface lifts. When a helicopter is used it referred to as back country skiing which is a practice of heli-skiing. Poles, boots and bindings, ski goggles, skiing gloves, skis, helmets and ski suits are the items and equipment’s used in skiing. In order to prevent water, chemical particulates from entering the eye, ski goggles are used since they are a form of protective eye wear that is usually enclosed and protects the area surrounding the eye.