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Skiing and snowboarding fun!

Updated on December 12, 2013

Ever heard of Monoskiing, well this cool dude is a war veteran and he loves to ski

A war veteran learning to snow ski on a sit-ski, using two outriggers
A war veteran learning to snow ski on a sit-ski, using two outriggers | Source

We await fresh Snow & the Winter Games

Skiing is such a wonderful sport to both participate in and to watch as well. Those people who are skiing enthusiast will tell you that the sport is such a super cool experience even to write about, and to film. So with that being said, I’m embarking on a new online adventure into the depths and online trails that many of these lovers of the sport have left.

It won’t be hard neither to write about since the winter has just began to make way, and so it shall be a fun digital voyage, and everyone can feel free to venture through it all with me, as I locate as much content as possible to support this awesome tasking and new series getting started out here on hubpages, and will even extend itself onto Youtube.

Let’s hope I can earn a bit more revenue here at HP in the process to make it my way back onto the slopes at Blue Mountain PA, where I first fell in love with the sport, and also where I learned to ride a snowboard for the very first time, which I truly enjoy doing so much.

X Games official Logo
X Games official Logo | Source

X Games Aspen 2013

Being extreme is an understatement when it comes to the likes of many competitive players in the winter time, and there’s no other sporting event that tops what is known as the X Games. When it comes to amazing talent, shocking showmanship, and mind blowing entertainment this frigid sporting event has it all.

This super excitingly awesome sporting venue that attracts millions of people all year round, and at the peak of the winter season is a sure show stopper. Allowing for super talented athletes from around the globe to compete with one another, for them to gain more recognition, notoriety, popularity, sponsors, and its very similar to the Winter Olympic Games, but with a boost of super charged hard core adrenaline for that good ole love of the cold weather element, and harsh snowy terrains.

For years people have flocked to see these awesome events, and the praise worthiness of all the, fans, supporters, news media, columnist, reporters, and lucky pro-level participants who indeed do qualify each year to compete (Competition is fierce) makes it well worth the 9 month or so wait each year.

The extremely high level of competition makes it something truly worth watching for sure, and on Youtube (Link on the right of the screen to their official channel - Up above high lit in sky-blue) of all places is where much of the viewers get to see the action worldwide, as well as on Television on ESPN, which was previously the traditional way to view anything popular in the world of sports.

You gotta love this sport of Snowboarding Wow!

The Olympic flame in Vancouver during the 2010 Winter Olympics
The Olympic flame in Vancouver during the 2010 Winter Olympics | Source

Winter Olympics

Following anything today demands a certain measure of interest, and when anything Olympic in nature pops up onto the screen, the world of viewers are sure to show up.

The 2014 Winter Games is sure to be breathtaking as it shall be fully featured online, just as the Summer Olympics was featured for us all on Youtube this past summer of 2012, and took up much of the attractive attention of the online world at large, with 24 hour news coverage, loads of advertising and the likes. (Many online writers were loaded with exciting content on it all to share even many intense hubpages authors)

Many of the cool locations the Winters Games have been held

Map of Winter Olympics locations. Countries that have hosted one Winter Olympics are shaded green, while countries that have hosted two or more are shaded blue.
Map of Winter Olympics locations. Countries that have hosted one Winter Olympics are shaded green, while countries that have hosted two or more are shaded blue. | Source

Future Winter Games locations

Ski resort of Krasnaya Polyana - City in Russia
Ski resort of Krasnaya Polyana - City in Russia | Source
Dragon Valley Ski Resort - City in South Korea
Dragon Valley Ski Resort - City in South Korea | Source

So where will the 2014 Winter Games be held?

Due to the not so well known fact that the Winter Olympic Games are to be held once every 4 years, I've chosen to share with folks the locations for the 2014 event if you didn't already get the memo, and also the 2018 event, which both can be located on Wikipedia (link to the event there) as well. If you're into writing online articles and seek to benefit from writing about these sorts of subjects, it would behoove you to do so now to get a head start before such a time arrives, and a year prior is as good a time as any.

The 2014 event is to be hosted by a country that hasn't ever had the privilege to do so, and is none other than mother Russia, and in a cool city there known as Sochi.

As for the 2018 awesome winter extravaganza event, it will be held at a cool vacation and tourist spot known for its attractive name, high quality of Gangnam Style life (Link to a cool unrelated success story from that location), which is adjacent to it and is known around the world as South Korea, at a place called Pyeongchang that has about 7 Buddhist temples according to Wikipedia.

Map of Sochi Russia

Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia

get directions

This is the location of the 2014 Winter Games, if your planning on making it there to watch in the flesh, look into researching your travel info now

The Mascot of the Winter Games at Sochi
The Mascot of the Winter Games at Sochi | Source

RT Sochi News Coverage

Making of the Games

These games are not any ordinary sporting contests, this is a long awaited event from people of all walks of life, and for all those whom been looking to unite the world today under the thought of being much more positive.

Sharing with one another fairly, and peacefully is what the games is also meant to do, to uplift the world community, to help in building the spirit of caring, and giving to your neighbors, and its also meant to empower the rebuilding of many internal systems of our infrastructures of many great cities, and countries worldwide.

Construction of the Sochi 2014 Games venues is in progress:

Constructing much of the Olympic venues takes a great deal of cumulative efforts, resources, money, effective communications, engineering both on the social scale as well as all physical engineering planning levels.

Making this effort a huge ordeal that takes well trained experts in all fields of leadership, and its created 1,000's of jobs making the city of Sochi a true attraction, and something to work hard for making happen, and its almost here.

Re-inventing Russia's country and cities is the overall theme as well, and its invited over 250,000 volunteers to help assist in this fantastic event.

A great deal of work is still left to be completed, but things are definitely on their way there. This moment in time also stands for much more then some viewing of a sporting event, its also to set a example of good sportsmanship like conduct around the globe that many people are sure to be inspired by. This will further help global leaders to try and do much of the same thereafter in benefit for that of the people of the Russian community, and for to further benefit humanity as a whole in the true spirit of world unity, peace, and prosperity for all.

Atheletes who perform stunts like this truly deserve high praise

A ski jumper using the V-style
A ski jumper using the V-style | Source

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    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      @Diane Woodson , thank you so much Diane for the kind words and for sharing.

      I just figured why not try to start up some cool winter writings, and heck why not challenge myself to creating a massive series around the subject as well.

      I just hope Google and the Hubpages gods approve of it all, and allow me to earn some pennies so I can purchase a cool snowboard and maybe even make it back to Blue Mountain, along with my Youtube earnings and all, my wife got me for the transportation and all, and I won't forget to bring my Toshiba camcorder so we can catch the footage of it all god willing.

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      @billybuc, Thanks Bill I love the winter time, and I'll definitely have so much fun trying to keep this winter time fun series on going,

      I will only plan on slowing down on it all when about the first week of spring has entered into full view, other then that it shall be awesome indeed, also thanks for joining me along for the ride.

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      Diane Minton 

      5 years ago from Evansville, Indiana

      I don't watch but a little of these games, we are usually watching Football, Baseball, or Basketball, or else doing something else. This is a very thoroughly written and researched Hub...great writing Cloud!

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Great new series; I look forward to more.

      For some reason I have always like the Winter Olympics more than the Summer Olympics, which is surprising since I don't ski or skate or any of the other winter sports. I love bobsled, love speed skating and ski jump and I even love curling. LOL

      Anyway, good job here buddy; I hope you get back on the slopes this winter.



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