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Downhill skiing is generally practised with two poles and two skis. The skis are controlled by manoeuvring the ski boots, which are fixed to the skis by bindings. A helmet is sometimes worn to protect the head from impact caused by a collision with the snow, other skiers or obstacles, or to improve aerodynamics in competitions.

Snowboarding is a boardsport. The equipment consists of a snowboard, a pair of bindings (there are several types) and a pair of special boots. The position on the board is inspired by that of the surfer: sideways, with the feet across the board one behind the other.

Snowboarding is by its very nature asymmetrical. So, unlike skiing, there are two possible positions: regular (position with the right foot behind) and goofy (position with the left foot behind).

Cross-country skiing is practised on flat or undulating terrain. The skis are long and narrow, and fixed only to the front of the foot. The traditional technique, known as alternating step or classical style, consists of advancing in two parallel lines. Since the 1980s the skating or freestyle technique has also become common. The movement is closer to roller-skating or ice-skating.

Snowshoeing is now a popular leisure activity, like walking or cross-country skiing. The snowshoe, fixed under the walking shoe, increases the area of contact with the snow and prevents you from sinking into the powder snow.

Traditional snowshoes had a wooden frame with leather bindings. Some modern-day snowshoes are similar, but most are made from light metal, plastic or composite materials. In addition to spreading the weight, snowshoes are generally raised at the front for greater manoeuvrability. The lattice work is designed to prevent a build-up of snow, and fixings are required to hold the foot in place.

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