Skiing is one of the most popular snow sports in the world today. There are many things that can be said about the skiing. In effect, this is a sport of snow that began not being sport. There are many types of skiing. There are many centers in the world where practiced skiing, among many other things that can be said about this exciting activity. Let’s start with the story that lies behind the ski. Of course, skiing is not a modern invention. There are records of 4000 years ago where it may be noted that in previous times ski was used as a means of transport by man. Indeed, in previous times, in archaic times, men also used two very wide boards that allowed them to glide through the snow in order to meet their transport needs. These ski resorts were very primitive and, therefore, much more slow and hard-working than the modern skiing. It then was toward the year of 1800 that began to change the ski designs, which He brought as a consequence greater dissemination and improvement of skiing in terms of speed and handiness. Before the skiing were exclusively of wood and this property them was slower. Then began to make ski laminated and then began to make the modern ones that have coated metal, which are the most used in today. The modern skiing are which constitute a centre and an interior of sheets of wood and an outside covered by pure metal, which ensures improved sliding. In addition, modernity have invented special waxes with which cover skiing and achieve improved sliding through the snow. There are three kinds of skiing in the world. Each of them has its particularities and their practice around the world is very widespread. There is the so-called traditional skiing, which is slipping in the two traditional tables of skiing through a slope. This ski must count with the help of some means to climb the slope after having done the journey down through the mountain or slope in which the practice was made. This modality of skiing is said to be the most easy to learn and is the one generally taught specialized instructors of skiing worldwide. Ski alpine tour is another of modalities of skiing that are widely known. In this form of skiing skier needs to be much more dexterous and expert in ski handling and knowledge of the mountains. This modality has ski set to feet that can help to climb the mountain. For this reason, this form of skiing aren’t necessary additional elements to climb the mountain, because with the same ski this task can be carried out. The other is the ski that is practiced in a flat place. He is called to this modality of skiing Nordic skiing, since in these places the ski is used not only as a sport but it is also used as a means of transport. In this mode of skiing skiers not down a slope but that go across long Plains transported from one place to another.