Skiing can be done as sport or for recreation. Types of skiing include Alpine or downhill and Nordic or cross-country. Alpine uses fixed heel bindings to the skis and Nordic uses free-heel bindings. To get started skiing, you may consider getting ski clothing, helmets, poles, boots, bindings, and skis. Unlike sand boarding, skiing is generally seasonal. Skiing is also a sport associated with mountain climbing. Be sure to wear the proper protection and to follow rules for your area.