Alpine skiing is the most stimulating of all sports. Skiers know that during a downhill run every muscle and every fiber of their bodies will be tested to the limit. Traveling at 25 or 30 miles an hour - turning, bending, balancing - requires keen concentration and almost limitless physical stamina. After a day of skiing a person has used more energy and burned more calories than in almost any other sport. But have you ever seen a group of skiers after a day on the slopes? Instead of being bushed, they're usually smiling - their spirits aglow with happiness. The reason? Effort. A good skier gives 100 percent total effort, with the mind and senses absorbed in what is happening.
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