Every winter, thousands of Colorado residents and others from around the country and even world visit this state's many ski slopes.
People often say they use different muscles for skiing than they use for other activities. People also say skiing is about having control as you fly down the slopes. You are trying to control your body while gliding down snowy hills and mountains on wax-covered skis, made of material designed to slide and move quickly. To have control under these conditions, you need to be in top physical condition.
According to the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO), visitors to the state continue to break records. In 2016, Colorado drew 82.4 million visitors (statistics from CTO). However, with so many out-of-town visitors, this means more people driving in unfamiliar mountainous areas, which can be dangerous.