Ski resorts offer their guests different activities in winter such as ice fishing, ice driving, snow shoeing, sledding, sleigh rides, hot bath, spa and so on. All these activities are entertaining, engaging and interesting for the guests. However, Challenging and sporty activities are not only meant for experienced skiers, but also for people who are interested in any outdoor winter activities and most of the people traveling during winter enjoy outdoor activities during winter.
For families with children, ski resorts offer simple snow games or snow play that engage children for a while, but children may also feel excited by skiing and sledging. Skiing is known as an activity which is not done by beginners or inexperienced people. Nevertheless, nowadays many safety measures are being considered before setting any activities, so most of the challenging activities are both exciting and safe. We have designed and manufactured our Boardie T- bar ski lifts, considering different safety parameters.
A child can be safely taken uphill using our ski lift along with an adult. Therefore, it is not just the winter sports enthusiasts who like skiing and challenging winter rides, but anyone who is being supported and assured safety loves to experience the thrilling ski rides.
Since most people, especially youngsters love challenging activities, more ski resorts are building ropeway solutions that provide a challenging and exciting environment for the guests. Besides, T-bar ski lifts are faster than other ski lifts, it is one of the most exciting pieces of equipment that can be used for racing during skiing. Ski rides and racing have increased since a couple of years and many people are attracted towards skiing activities.
Skiing can be performed in different terrains and the preference of the terrain varies from person to person. Milder or less steeper slopes are less challenging and preferred by beginners, while steeper slopes are preferred by expert skiers / skiing enthusiasts who enjoy adventures and challenges. Most people prefer powder snow which is safer and easier to ride through, while adventure lovers may prefer crusty form of snow which is more slippery and dangerous.
Therefore, the steeper and less powdery the terrain, it's more difficult for skiing.
In Europe, the slopes are classified and color coded with respect to the steepness of the slope: Easy and mild slope is color coded as Green which can be used by beginners and children. Slightly less milder and easy slope is color coded as Blue that can be used by less experienced skiers. A steeper or intermediate difficulty level slope is color coded as Red which can be used by experienced skiers. Highly steep and most challenging slopes are color coded as Black that is used by expert Skiers and winter sports enthusiasts that take up challenges.
Regardless of the terrain used by the skier, the ski resort should ensure the safety of their guest.
Therefore, the skiing equipment used should meet all safety standards and comfort levels.
T-Bar Ski Lifts or any other surface lifts are not recommended for steeper and challenging terrains.
What are the different types of skiing?
There are different types of skiing of which alpine or downhill skiing is the most popular among the ski resorts.
Downhill skiing / Alpine skiing: This is the most common skiing provided by ski resorts where you get into the uphill using a ski lift and then ski downhill. The steepness of the slopes of uphill and downhill can be varying with respect to the difficulty levels. Downhill skiing can be performed by both beginners or experts depending upon the difficulty level of the downhill. T-Bar Ski Lifts are usually preferred for riding uphill before alpine skiing.
Backcountry skiing: Backcountry skiing is skiing in a less explored and more wilder or challenging / unexpected terrains. Since it is away from the busy skiing terrain, it needs more safety equipment. Alpine touring is a category of backcountry skiing where you can lock and unlock your heels with respect to the terrains. Ski mountaineering is also different or tougher backcountry skiing where you have to walk or climb uphill by yourself and ski downhill from the mountain.
Cross Country skiing: Cross country skiing is usually skiing through a flat surface using flexible boots and heels unattached to the skis.
Freestyle Skiing: Freestyle skiing is mainly done while downhill skiing, where here skiers perform twists or jumps that are quite fascinating for the viewers.
Adaptive skiing: Adaptive skiing is skiing done by a person with disability, where it can be downhill, cross-country or whichever terrain is preferable by the person.
Other than these there are competitive winter sport events such as ski racing, speed skiing, ski jumping and so on.
What equipment should a ski resort provide for skiers?
Other Than the major equipment like ropeway solutions and ski lifts, ski resorts are expected to provide most of the other personal equipment required for skiing, such that a beginner without any skiing experience and pre-plans can also enjoy a ski ride. Therefore it is good to have the following things with standard sizes in a ski resort:
Touring skis which can vary from 1200g to 2200g where the the weight and width of the ski can be selected with respect to the type of skiing the guest undertake. Race skis usually weigh around 700g to 800g. Read More.. Ski poles and bindings that help to push the skier move forward. Read More.. Ski touring boots with 2-3 buckles with good flexibility and agility. Read More..
Crampons that are compatible for boots with standard size. Safety equipment like ski helmet, avalanche probe and shovel. Insulated and water/wind resistant ski jackets and ski pants of standard sizes. Water resistant Gloves, ski socks and goggles. Climbing skins which provide traction for climbing.
Provide a wonderful ski ride and vacation for your guest offering the best skiing equipment.
What facilities should ski resort offer?
Ski resorts are expected to offer the best winter experience to their guests. Ski resorts are expected to be built more than 1600 meters above sea level and have fresh good snow depth in the terrain. Apart from the terrain and location, ski resorts are expected to provide different ropeway solutions that help the guests to explore the snowy mountains and terrains. Ropeway solutions are mainly to connect the ski slopes for the guest to explore the white mountains. Ropeway solutions are the chairlifts, gondolas, tramways, T bars and so on. The activities using the ropeway solutions and the ski lift equipment will be the most entertaining and memorable experience that can bring the tourists again to the ski resort. Most ski resorts also have ski huts from where the guests can have drinks and spend some leisure time. Besides, it is beneficial to have skiing schools or ski training facilities, ski kindergartens for families and inexperienced skiers to have a wonderful winter vacation.
As mentioned, There are plenty of other winter activities a ski resort could offer its guests. Some of them are: The resort should offer a sled or dog sledding and a hill setup for guests who want to go snow tubing or tobogganing. Winter Segway trips through terrains with some snow will be real fun for the guests.
Adventure parks are a real entertainment for kids and families. Even adults enjoy activities like climbing walls, zip lines, swings, rope courses and so on.
Calm and quiet hot tubs and hot thermal pools will make guests peaceful and composed. Awesome to have natural springs!
Most people love ice fishing with a campfire area, so offering an ice drill, fishing pole and bait will make them cheerful. Providing opportunities to explore more places by snowmobiling or guided tours will be a great excitement for the guests.
Body and facial massages using spa therapy improves circulation, reduces inflammation and autoimmune response.
Providing an indoor skating rink or having a skating rink in a nearby place will help the guest to play ice skating or ice hockey.