Fresh air on the slopes

Take time this winter to enjoy the thrill of skiing

Alex Spindler, Reporter

Skiing is a truly unique and exhilarating experience. From the moment you strap on your own skis and make you first rip down a hill, it is easy to see why so many people love the winter activity.

There is something that is truly special about the feeling of gliding freely down a snow-covered slope as you are going as fast as you can with snow kicking up behind you. Whether you are really good at skiing or not, there is always that sense of freedom in the short few minutes as you are careening down a slope. It’s hard to replicate the same feeling compared to any other sport one plays.

There is more to skiing than just the thrill of the ride. It is also a great way to stay active and to stay in shape. Skiing for an entire day, or if you go for a night ride, can feel like an intense full body workout that could help improve your balance and coordination. Plus, spending time outdoors in the fresh air and sunshine can do great wonders for your overall well-being.

For many people, skiing is a great way to connect with family and friends and even nature. Whether you are hitting the slopes with your friends or enjoying the day on the mountain with your loved ones, there is something special about sharing the experience of skiing together.

One thing that is different around here is that there is usually a lack of natural snow, making it difficult to just go out and ski. The places where I like to ski at, like Paoli Peaks  and Perfect North, do not get as much snow as you would up north around other parts of the country. The large machines these resorts have create enough snow for people to enjoy the winter activity. 

Skiing brings out the fun in doing other winter activities, such as tubing and snowboarding. It is exciting to watch the ski racing olympics as it brings me back to the times when I was going down the slopes myself.

I plan on going skiing with my friends a few times this winter. The price may seem expensive, but being there for the whole day or going at night is worth the money. 

The one thing that I do not really like about skiing is how short the season is because you only get about two months worth of it before it is too warm for the snow to stick to the ground. If you go on a day that has real snow it feels so much more real and everything is covered in snow rather than just the slopes. Places usually close around the end of February.

Overall, there is so much beauty and freedom on the ski slopes that it is something everyone should try at least once in their lives. The fresh air will do you good!