4 Summary and Check Your Knowledge

Key Takeaways

  • Skiing was a prehistoric activity originating in Europe, while modern snowboarding was developed in the United States in the 1960s. Ski lifts and snow making machines were a main turning point in accessibility of the sports.
  • Skiing and snowboarding both require specialized equipment included skis/bindings, boots, helmet, goggles, and poles for skiing and snowboard/bindings, boots, helmet, and goggles for snowboarding. Knowing the various parts of skis and a snowboard allow you to move down the mountain more effectively.
  • It is your responsibility to know and follow the Skier Responsibility Code. It is particularly important to know who has the right of way and to ski accordingly.
  • Signs and maps bearing green circles, blue squares, and black diamonds are the primary way that U.S. resorts communicate their ski trail ratings.





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