Alpine skiing is a demanding sport, and athletes will benefit by being in good physical condition to compete successfully and safely. Alpine skiing requires, in addition to a basic combination of endurance and strength, a high capacity of quickness and action/reaction endurance. Through proper training, athletes improve their physical, psychological, and mental efficiency.
Snowshoeing is quickly becoming a favorite for outdoor winter activity. Combining aerobic activity with ease of walking over the snow without sinking in, snowshoeing is an activity for all ages. Snowshoe races are part of the Arctic Winter Games and the Winter Special Olympics.