There are over 19 activities in the Skiing category.
Skiing is undoubtedly a popular sport in Switzerland, as almost every third Swiss skis. In everyday language, cross-country skiing, snowboarding and skibob are also referred to as skiing in addition to alpine skiing. Swiss ski resorts are in the top ten internationally. Thanks to some higher ski resorts on a glacier, it is even possible to ski in summer, depending on the region
The ski equipment includes:
With classic alpine skis, you can choose between pure carving skis and all-mountain skis. Carving skis are best for well-prepared slopes. All-mountain skis also allow you to make excursions into deep snow. A current trend here is to use rocker technology. It simplifies cornering. There are also freeride skis, touring skis and cross-country skis.
If you have only had a few days of skiing, it is not recommended that you buy your own skis. Especially in the first days or weeks of skiing you usually make great progress. So you will soon have "outgrown" your beginner's skis. You will soon no longer need the short all-round carver that you need at the beginning to forgive mistakes. So it makes sense to rent the beginner skis
Overall, the trend is more towards renting skis every time anyway. There are several reasons for this. First, skis are expensive and you often only need them for a few days or weeks a year when you actually have time to ski. On the other hand, new models are added every year and it would be very expensive to keep up with the trend.
The regions with the largest ski areas include Vaud and Valais, the Bernese Oberland, Central Switzerland, Grisons and Eastern Switzerland. Ski resorts with more than 200 kilometers of slopes are: