Learn the Science Behind Skiing at Walking Mountains Science Center

27th November, 2015 by

By Krista Driscoll

For many of us, living in the Eagle Valley was a strategic move to be closer to the thing we love: snowsports. Every winter day is an opportunity to get out there and enjoy the adrenaline rush of rapidly sliding on accumulated flakes of frozen crystalline water. Whether we use the resort lifts to lap our favorite runs or prefer to earn our turns through backcountry access, we are employing physics to convert gravitational potential energy into kinetic energy of motion. Understanding the scientific theory behind skiing can help make sense of the mechanics involved, which is useful for beginners …

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