Ski touring

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  • Personal Narrative-A Day At The Beach

    Nothing too out of the ordinary,except the fireplace that is. It was like no other, beautiful stone surrounded the modern gas fireplace, with floor to ceiling glass windows to the left. Exposing a beautiful view of the mountains. The living room was a warm, cozy room that always smelled like cinnamon and spice. We lived within walking distance to the mountain that only enabled our addiction. Our town wasn’t like other ski towns, normally the off season turns into ghost season, we stayed populated all year round. If you were to ask my parents which place held the best memories, I think it’s safe to say we would agree on Switzerland. The views were rigid and mysterious. Some of the most breathtaking moments have been standing at the peak of Zermatt resort, embracing 360 degrees of pure beauty. Switzerland was also the first family trip we all took together that didn’t result in a trip to ski patrol or the emergency room. That was rare for us, as you could imagine from the importance the sport has in our family. Falls were common, just as common as broken…

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  • Disadvantages Of Skiing

    water over and over again as I am trying to learn how to water ski for the first time. I have recently had the privilege to be able to experience both water skiing and snow skiing. I was able to learn how to water ski for the first time this last summer; I went snow skiing for the first time this winter. Even though they have similar names, they are each unique and different from each other. There was definitely a learning curve for both of these activities as I started as a beginner. However, I…

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  • The Joy Of Skiing

    Our cousins and us would have so much fun all day skiing on the mountain. I’ve memorized the whole mountain and all of the names of the runs. I don’t know what it is that I love about skiing, but I just love how much fun it is and the speed I can reach! Everything about skiing just makes me love it- the chairlifts, the gondolas, the runs, and the trees. It’s so pretty in the mountains, which is why I always carry my camera on my back while skiing in case I just NEED to capture a photo of the…

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  • Serfus-Fiss-Ladis Essay

    One of Austria's hidden skiing gems Serfaus is set on a sunny plateau above the Tyrolean Inn Valley along with two sister villages: Fiss and Ladis. With the smell of dung, a pretty church, and wooden chalets the village is typically Tyrolean. Serfaus holds the distinction of being the only resort in Europe with an underground railway – a two-carriage train with four stops meant to reduce traffic and transport tired youngsters with several skis and poles. Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis is one of the top ski…

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  • Personal Narrative On Vacation

    The snow crunched beneath my feet as I walked onto the chairlift the wind howled and I shivered as the snow went down my back, the lift shuddered to life and started climbing up the face of the mountain, near the top I started strapping the Burton snowboard to my feet I turned to the right of me and saw two Swedish skiers who must have been on vacation it was odd because Sweden has a lot of snow so I asked them if they spoke English and they either couldn't hear me or didn't understand me and…

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  • Painting In Joan Mitchell's Chamonix

    Joan Mitchell’s Chamonix 1962 painting appears to be a mess at first glance; paint violently pushed across canvas, no focal point and seemingly just no point to this piece. However, by giving a name to this abstract mess, we are able to begin to use our imagination to begin to see shapes take form to see that Mitchell has made an abstraction of a French mountain and it is our job as a viewer to use our minds to make a story of her canvas. Mitchell’s 200 by 217.2cm canvas overtakes your vision…

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  • Personal Narrative: Ski Theft

    After being at school for what seemed like forever, I put on my boots and headed to the ski lift as I looked at the snow glow in the cold February sun. As I waited in line, John was grabbing ice balls the size of my hand, then throwing them at my back. Without anything to throw back him, I felt as helpless as an amputee in a war-zone. Even though Jack was next to me checking my ticket, he did not seem to care that someone was throwing ice balls at me. He didn’t even care to look at my lift…

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  • Personal Narrative: Backcountry Skiing

    hesitation. Finally, the day came, and I found myself staring up at the summit of the mountain with John. Eagerly, we took out our backpacks from the trunk of John’s car, and started the four-hour long, extremely strenuous hike to the summit. By the time we were halfway up, we were huffing and puffing from exhaustion. We decided to take a short lunch break before we continued on. It took us slightly longer for the second half of our journey due to a shortage of air from high altitude. However,…

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  • Personal Narrative-My Experience With My Skis

    “Woo Hoo” I yelled at the top of my lungs. I could feel the wind rushing against my face, like a cold river of air. I felt like how a cheetah feels when it is running at top speed. I felt fast, careless, and free. I also felt very frigid. As I reached the bottom of the slope, I waited for myself to slow down. I didn’t know how to do that cool thing with my skis where I twist sideways so I stop and kick up snow. I had just finished going down my favorite ski trail, Skycoaster. I go to Hunt…

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  • Swizterland Research Paper

    and taking the gondola. We opted for the latter one. Grindelwald is the final point (1034m) with the length of the 15 km. Our daily dose was approximately from 30 to 45 km, since we always returned to the hotel for our afternoon nap. On the penultimate day, we left the track in a completely worn out state, since we used it from 10 am to 6 pm. I have no idea how many kilometers we sledged through, but we certainly worked extra hours for our girl. Oh, and did I mention that Sage was running with…

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