Did you know that 40 U.S. states have ski resorts? Skiing is an incredibly popular winter sport that has drawn in millions of people around the globe. During the Winter Olympics, skiing remains one of the most watched sports. Whether you are a recreational or a professional skier, you should always check snow reports before you go up on the hills. Snow conditions can, in fact, have a profound affect on your experience going down. What’s new in the skiing world right now? Here are three important updates.
1. Lindsey Vonn Injured Again
There are less than three months before the Sochi Winter Olympics, and world renowned U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn took a crash last week during a training run that, among other injuries, caused her to partially tear one of her reconstructed knee ligaments. She is continuing to engage in rehabilitation and says she expects to end up on the medal stand. With multiple wins to her name, she is said to be the most accomplished female skier in American history.
2. After Skiing Accident, Dog Saves Owner
According to ski live weather reports, Denver has seen a lot of snow recently. This past month, Leonard Somers became separated from his nephew while on a back country skiing adventure in Denver. Another skier on the trail they had been taking noticed a dog acting panicked at the bottom of a hill. Following it, she found Leonard; he had fallen into a ravine and sustained spinal injuries that made it impossible to move. Somers said the Alaskan husky saved his life, laying on him to stay warm until help came.
3. Most Popular Drink for the Slopes? Cinnamon Flavored
One might assume that hot chocolate is one of the most popular drinks for skiiers. According to Powder Mag, though, some skiers need an extra kick in their pick-me-up or after skiing drink. They write that one of the biggest trends for this upcoming season is cinnamon flavored liquor. It’s worth noting, of course, that alcohol and high speed sports don’t always mix well. If you want to make it down the hills in one piece, your best bet is to save the alcohol until your ski boots are off.
Do you check live weather reports before you go skiing? Let us know in the comments!