Living on the Edge: Extreme, Skiing Endeavors
Haydock, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/10/2013 -- Skia recently released a new infograph on extreme skiing endeavors. With unique facts and statistics, this informative piece is a must for any skiing aficionado or extreme sports enthusiasts. According to the infographic, the need for speed is simply important for downhill skiers. Not only does it give them an adrenaline fueled rush, it also helps them master one of the world’s fastest non-motorized sports on land.
Based on the infograph, downhill skiers can achieve speeds as high as 200 km/h or 125 mph. In reality, these slopes are simply not for the faint at heart. The infographic also highlights the top speed skiers in the world. This includes Simone Origone of Italy, who set a speed skiing world record of 251.4 km/h (156.2 mph). This took place in April 2006 in Les Arcs, France. Sanna Tidstrand of Sweden also set a world record of 242.59 kmh (150.74 mph). This took place in Les Arcs, France, in April 2006 as well.
Extreme skiing, however, requires true tact and precision. In fact, those without prior experience may have to think twice about trying this sport out. Even experienced skiers have sustained extensive injuries and even death on these long and dangerous slopes. On average, the standard angles of these slopes are 45 to 60+ degrees. This is equivalent to grades of 100% to 170%.
While extreme skiing is a highly competitive and dangerous sport, there are several notable names that mastered this rugged terrain sport over the years. This includes Sylvain Saudan of Switzerland, along with Patrick Vallencant, Jean-Marc Boivin, and Anselme Baud of France. Also on this prestigious list are Doug Coombs, Shane McConkey, Seth Morrison, Glen Plake, David Kraft, and Scot Schmidt of the U.S.A.
The infograph also showcases the most dangerous skin runs on the planet. This includes “Corbet’s Couloir” in Wyoming, along with “La Grave” in France. Also topping the list is “Delirium Drive” in Canada, “Body Bag” in Colorado, and “Harakin” in Austria. The longest vertical limit and drop, however, belongs to “Mt. Mackenzie” in British Columbia, Canada. This Revelstoke Mountain Resort slope features a 5,620 vertical drop, and is considered North America’s greatest vertical. It is also the largest lift accessed vertical in the world.
For more interesting skiing facts or to hire a professional trainer, simply visit Skia. See their newly released infograph here - http://www.skia.com/living-on-the-edge-extreme-skiing-endeavors/.
Copyright © 2005-2013 - SBWire, The Small Business Newswire - All Rights Reserved - Important Disclaimer
Contact Us: 888-4-SBWIRE (US) - 920-593-5640 (International)