Skiing adventures

Skiing Adventures – the Ultimate Ski Holiday in Verbier

If you are looking for amazing skiing adventures, the Verbier region in the Switzerland is the ultimate ski destination. Book a ski holiday chalet with Alpine Comfort in this amazing destination and get to enjoy an unforgettable experience courtesy of the scenic landscape and the thrilling ski terrain.

But Verbier is not just about skiing – it offers a range of other activities and attractions, including an amazing nightlife, which will be sure to bring you back for more. In fact, Verbier region is popular with skiing enthusiasts from all over the world, including fans of the US Ski Team who visit every year during the ski holidays.

Below is a look at some of the top activities in the Verbier region

Skiing and snowboarding

Skiing is one of the many winter activities you get to enjoy if you book a holiday in Verbier. The 4 Valleys, of which Verbier is part of, offers a great terrain for all skiers, whether you are a beginner, an intermediate skier, or an advanced skier. So, book a ski holiday today and get to enjoy a variety of ski terrains, including the tall Mont-Fort, which stands at 3300 meters and serves as the peak of the 4 Valleys.

Cross country skiing

Cross country skiing

Cross-country skiing is another one of the top skiing adventures you can enjoy in Verbier. It allows you to experience the thrill of skiing while exploring the beautiful landscape.  The Verbier region has two trails for cross country skiing: one for beginners and the other for advanced skiers. If you are a beginner, you get to enjoy classic skiing on the simple trail, where you glide along the trail while enjoying the landscape. For the advanced skier, there is a  great trail where you can enjoy skating, one of the most exciting skiing techniques.

Snowshoeing

If you are looking for an alternative activity, or just want to take a short break from all the thrill of skiing, snowshoeing is the perfect activity. Explore the long walking trails that go up to 25 kilometers each, winding through a stunning scenery of snow mountains. On top of that, you do not require expensive equipment or advanced skills for snowshoeing – you just need a good pair of boots that will easily and comfortably strap into snow shoes.

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Sledding in Verbier

As most skiing guides will tell you, sledding is one of the top skiing activities that you can enjoy in Verbier. The region has amazing pistes that are easily accessible on foot or by a chairlift. With some pistes running for as long as 3km,  going down one of them is a fun experience, the perfect way to end to a long day filled with skiing adventures.

Heliskiing

Heliskiing drop-off

Verbier has one of the most amazing slopes, where you can enjoy a challenging but very thrilling descent whether you are skiing or snowboarding. Take a helicopter ride up to the very heart of the Swiss Alps, and descent down the slopes of Verbier for the ultimate adrenaline rush.

FINAL THOUGHTS

Verbier offers the perfect destination where you can escape your busy schedule and have unforgettable fun in the snow. From skiing to ice hiking, Heliskiing, sledding, and several other non-skiing activities such as helicopter tours, ice skating, paragliding, skydiving, among others, you cannot lack something to do while in Verbier.

Space-treadmill

Sports and Fitness in Space – How do Astronauts Exercise?

Being an astronaut is a cool experience; you get to go to space and live aboard the International Space Station. You can also float around weightlessly and enjoy the spectacular view of the earth.

However, to live in space, astronauts have to sacrifice some pleasures found on earth. For example, astronauts in the ISS have to come up with creative ways of eating food, drinking water, going to the bathroom and even exercising.

These activities are quite complicated because there is no gravity. Maintaining fitness in space is the most difficult of these tasks because exercising in zero gravity is almost impossible.

Earth's-view-from-space

Why do astronauts need to exercise?

To understand how astronauts exercise in space, it is important that you first know the reason why they do so. The effects of the zero gravity in space are not limited to just activities that astronauts perform; it also has a huge impact on the body.

Activities such as walking or standing do not require any effort because there is no gravity to exert pressure on the body. Therefore, the heart does not work as much in space as it does back here on earth.

Weightlessness-in-space

As a result, the astronauts start experiencing bone and muscle loss. According to studies, astronauts can suffer from approximately 2% bone density and muscle tissue loss for every month they spend in space. This rate of muscle and bone loss is quite high, and it can become serious during long space missions.

So, how do astronauts Maintain fitness in space?

The importance of exercise in space cannot be overstated, which is why astronauts are required to exercise daily. According to a number of space news sources, NASA astronauts spend at least 2 hours a day exercising.

The techniques and equipment that astronauts use to exercise in space are different from those used on earth. This is because most of the exercise gear on earth is pretty much useless in a zero gravity environment.

For example, it would be impossible to play ball games in space due to the small, confined space of the International Space Station. Kicking or throwing a ball in the ISS is not allowed because such solid objects could easily become hazardous. And if you think weightlifting would be a good option, lifting heavy weights (even 200 pounds) in space is a piece of cake.

Space-treadmill

Therefore, astronauts use modified equipment that is designed specifically for a zero gravity environment. For example, NASA astronauts use a space treadmill for running, a stationary bike for exercising the legs and lower body parts, and a weight lifting stimulation device. Using these techniques and equipment helps them maintain fitness in space, thus reducing the risk of bone and muscle loss.

FINAL THOUGHTS

In a microgravity environment, astronauts are at a great risk of losing bone density and muscle tissues. In a prolonged situation, this loss can even affect vital organs such as the heart. Therefore, astronauts must exercise regularly in order to keep their fitness in space, especially when they are on long missions – And with upcoming long-duration missions to Mars on the horizon, keeping fit in space will be a growing concern.

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