Alpine skiing was, as the name suggests, first practised in the mountains of the Alps. The activity of skiing was born in the Nordic countries to facilitate migration between cities, and while in Europe they also began to use this form to move through the snow during the twentieth century, it only really developed into a recreational activity through its growth in popularity throughout the Alpine region in the mid to late 1800s.
1924 is a milestone in the history of skiing, as it is the year in which Chamonix held the first ever Olympic Winter Games. Since this important event, the sport has enjoyed an impressive evolution over the years as the ski season is now an important highlights of the European winter. Skiing as a recreational activity continues to grow and many resorts across the Alpine region continue to promote the development of ski facilities in the Alps as the area continues to be seen as the most important ski destinations on the planet.
Skiing as a sport has been developed during the twentieth century, with disciplines such as slalom, downhill, Super G, giant slalom, combined or parallel among the most popular.
Today, we have hundreds of resorts to be found in Europe, perfectly equipped for your enjoyment during your vacation in the snow, skiing in the French Alps, Italian or Swiss, enjoy the hotels, apartments and rural homes lodge, eating in restaurants and check out the wide variety of shops on offer at most resorts.
Italian Alps, French Alps, Swiss Alps, German Alps ... Austrian Tirol ... in all these countries will find many fantastic ski resorts where you can enjoy your favourite pastime on the snow. Alpe D'Huez and ChamonixFrance, Corvini or Sestriere in France, Innsbruck in Austria and Zermatt in Switzerland, just a few of the exclusive resorts on offer in the region.
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