My name is Alec Heye and I’m a senior at Radford University. I am currently a marketing major on course to graduate in may 2017! For my marketing 388 social media class i’ve been given the opportunity to elaborate on my passion for skiing. Ever since I was a little kid I’ve always had a thing for skiing and really just being on the mountain itself. I was really intrigued by the mountains the second we arrived at the ski resort. I already knew that this was going to be a blast, I just had no idea that I would enjoy everything about it as much as I did and still do. Well, maybe except for the cold that part has never been too enjoyable.
I tried out snowboarding first because I thought it had a much better look to it and most of my friends had already gotten into it. As I quickly learned, snowboarding has a pretty deep learning curve which resulted in numerous falls and frustration. I decided that maybe snowboarding wasn’t for me so I picked up the skis and fell in love immediately. In my opinion skiing is a much easier alternative to going down the mountain and the motions and techniques seemed to come easily, I was really having the time of my life.
When I was a kid I was always looking forward to going skiing with my family and friends. The excitement and joy that I received through skiing was unmeasurable and it wasn’t even the act of skiing that grab my full attention. The atmosphere that the Ski resorts provided me made me fall in love with being on the mountain. Having the ability to cherish those moments with the people closest to me really made it one hell of an experience.
Since i’ve been in college my friends and I Ski and go snowboarding any opportunity that we get. The past few winters have provided my friends and I with some of the greatest times of our lives. In some aspects Skiing has shaped me into who I am today, the friendships and experiences that we shared will last a lifetime. Skiing is also a great stress reliever for me and has a great effect on clearing my head and really just bringing peace to my state of mind.
In this blog, I hope to share some of the experiences and knowledge that I’ve developed over the years with skiing. Throughout this blog you will find history, techniques, and types of skiing while providing more to view and learn from.
I hope you enjoy the read. thanks!