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You may still in the ski?


The Trend, this fickle Vagant, shows, recently, back to the top. It is, more people travel in the mountains, as well as, in the holidays, for skiing. Right you are. To enjoy.

Because no other pastime offers so much for the body, mind and soul. Movement in the fresh air and the sun. The experience of speed with only two slats or a Board to the feet. And, even if it sometimes takes patience, the Camaraderie in the queue in front of the mountain railway, the ski lift, Ironing and in the Après-Ski Bar.

The modern winter tourism, with its transport facilities and smooth geföhnten slopes has democratized the adventure of winter sports in a radical way. Instead of the once only English Ladies and Lords all, Small or Big, pretty or diet pill model can dive for a long time, from the mountains. You are not even particularly high risks: The technology – from the six-chair lift on the snow cannon to the heated shell ski boot – makes the experience of nature today is much more convenient and safer than it was twenty or thirty years. And if you don't disturb the crowd? Now: It does not need to be always St. Moritz or Wengen, Bivio or Walt castle experience enough. And hard-baked mass tourism, haters will still find plenty of valleys and peaks with no snow groomers (in every sense of the word). The Alps have space for all recreational athletes, your Problem if the depopulation.

But climate skiing holidays are not friendly, is it? Well, there are worse things. For example, the increasingly popular Alternative, to make the Winter in the Maldives for the summer. Most CO2 in the Skitourist caused not by the use of snow cannons, but in the return journey. If he stayed for longer, as it used to be, instead of just for the weekend, would be a win for the climate. So: More skiing, instead of all the brings without, the body, the mind, the soul, and the climate. Enjoy.


It is almost a dare: Squeezing in the full gondola of a ski resort, do you do that without a helmet, without a carapace, without high-tech jacket, without the camera mounted. You will feel vulnerable, under-equipped. Like a Deux-Chevaux in-between many Porsche Cayennes.

a long time Ago, it was realized skiers than what they were. People. In Jeans and thin Jackets down curved uneven slopes. Sometimes to vent, shaking the frozen felt toes. No matter. It wasn't a question, thanks to a perfect outdoor equipment at minus 40 degrees a snow storm (in theory). It is the relaxed and Enjoy the leisure time count. Skiing was strolling on snow. Today, however, skiers look like robots, faceless, armored beings milling through a hostile environment. Safety stress and mutual high armor ("if you got a helmet, I need a") have deprived the slopes of your comfort.

in addition, ski resorts have become very successful in the inconvenience of the nature to eradicate. The snow trickles out of the cannon, the pistes extend back, flat-rolled, half-mountain, new chairlifts have heated seats and ride faster than a Deux-Chevaux. This taming of the mountains makes the Circuit more comfortable. But not more exciting. On the contrary, It stunted for the efficient Unwinding of meters of altitude.

The slopes of romance – if they ever existed – is gone, the distance to nature is so great that you can stay home. And waiting, in the industrial area, an indoor ski slope will be opened. There, the artificiality would be at least perfect.

P. S. And no. Ski tours are not an Alternative. Imagine that all the heavily armed today in the gondolas squeezing, lonely peaks, stormed. Soon, there would be no lonely summit. True mountain lovers are content to admire the peaks from a distance. (Tages-Anzeiger)

Created: 10.02.2019, 19:52 PM

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