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WHY DO WE LOVE SKIING?
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The British Alpine Ski School keeps us inspired through the summer: What is it that draws us in & never let's us go?

So, what is it that draws us in so deeply?

What keeps us engaged winter after winter, run after run and curve after curve?


The British Alpine Ski School takes a good look into how our favourite sport and the environment captivate us in the way they do.

Here's a couple of excerpts from the first article:

Each of us will have different reasons, which is the first clue ... Skiing becomes personal. Having said that, we will have many issues in common with each other.

Some will relate to the mountain environment, others to the joy of the physical activity.

In this article, let's start by considering the mountain environment.



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Take a look at the image and let it sink in.

What do you see?

Sky, snow, light, shadows.

A vast landscape, forces at work.

A person's presence...

There is a sense of the human scale in the context of a vast wilderness. "We are small", the tracks say, "but we are here."

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This summer BASS is releasing a series of short articles of interest to keen skiers.

Topics will include why we love skiing, what motivates us, and the remarkable mountain environment.

Important questions such as how we can continue to improve after years of experience will be asked.

How can we leverage those years of experience to produce extraordinary results?

The influences of equipment and both physical and mental preparation will feature and there will be discussion on the nature of performance itself, how we can prepare for it, create it, nurture it and develop it.

How can we reinforce, challenge, stretch and change it?

If you have skied for many years and have a real passion for the sport and its environment, then these articles will be of interest for you.

Keep checking the BASS website for these articles and more on most things ski.

See here for the main PlanetSKI news page with all the latest stories from the mountains.

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