Bitcoin Betting on Wintersports
During the wintertime, snow and ice have led the other means of transportation like sleds and skis, skates which lead to the development of Wintersports. While most of the Wintersports are, of course, played in the winter, the improvement in technology over the years has paved a way to indoor ice rinks that would allow sports like Ice Skating and Ice Hockey to be played all year round even in the summer. Here is a short list of Winter Sports without their different variations.
- Ice Skating
- Team Wintersports (Ice Hockey, Snow Rugby, Sledge Hockey)
- Other Sports (Ice Climbing, Snow biking, Snow drifting)
Wintersport betting is huge, if not, why would Sportsbook websites have them listed in the first place? The only problem we have is that some of the events aren’t year-round, but that cannot hold us back, right? Here are a few games under the mentioned sports above that would probably be one of the offered sports that you are able to bet on.
- Ice Skating – For Ice skating, we would have the Olympic Figure Skating and Speed Skating.
- Skiing – Under skiing, we would have a lot of sports that are usually listed in the Sportsbook websites. The most common sports would be Biathlon, Cross-country skiing and Ski Jumping.
- Snowboarding – Common snowboarding events being listed would be the Alpine snowboarding and Boardercross.
- Snowmobiling – Snocross is usually included in Winter X Games.
Getting into the world of betting is just as easy as one, two, three as you can just easily open up a Sportsbook website and bet on the first team/player you want to bet on. But it’s not as easy as you think if you want to actually do it methodically and win 90% of your bets, now who doesn’t want that? Here are a few tips that I want to share with you today to help you win your next Bitcoin bet on Wintersports.
Betting Tips for Wintersports
- Time – Use the time to your advantage. This simply means that use the time in-between Winter sports from one another. Some of the winter sports mentioned above only happen during the Olympics, which makes it easier for you to gather all the information needed in-between seasons.
- Player stats – As always, this is really important if you want to win your bet unless you just want to gamble your Bitcoins then be my guest. If you really want to win your wager back plus the additional multiplier, then you need to think. Know the latest updates on the leading boards and bet on the people that are leading the pack.
- Blizzard – Do not be a blizzard and just throw your bets everywhere. Make sure that you choose your bets, especially your first ones. Try the waters out first and see if you are able to make the right choice, you will know you’re right if you start winning games. Try to get a winning streak and go from there.
Winter sports – then and now
Nothing remains as it was and this also applies to winter sports, at least in parts. Because ski tourism continues to provide many regions with a flourishing economy where otherwise there would have been hardly any income opportunities. Nevertheless, things are different in the ski resorts today. Even in those with a long tradition.
English in the Alps, French in the Black Forest
Ski tourism can now look back on well over 100 years, and some of its beginnings even date back to the first half of the 19th century. From the perspective of a glacier, this is of course not worth mentioning, but for winter sports enthusiasts and all those who earn their living with it, it is a long time. The signs have changed accordingly since the first foreign visitors started winter sports tourism in various places.
When the British discovered St. Moritz
It may only be a story, but in a way it has become a canon about the emergence of winter sports in the Alps. It probably came into its own in the early 1860s, in the winter of 1864 to be precise. The place that this story revolves around is St. Moritz, which has always been one of the epitomes of cultivated winter tourism. Only that this was not the case back then, at least not for foreign tourists. They came first preferably in summer.
Until the hotelier of the Kulm Hotel tried to make the Engadine winter palatable to the English summer guests in the house. This advertising for the wintery-white St. Moritz ended up in a bet: Full payment of travel costs if expectations were not met. A case that, according to history, never happened.
However, the success story is no coincidence for many reasons, but it only has to do with the grandiose alpine scenery and the fantastic conditions for skiing. For the invention of the alpine winter tourism there is a competition in which different places try to claim the honour of being the first to bring the winter holiday to the respective region. Only the facts are sometimes a difficult topic in this matter.
Things look a little different in the Black Forest, even though the Feldberg may not be as popular in the European ski hype as the hip addresses in the Alps themselves. Around the turn of the century from the 19th to the 20th century, however, things were different. Although it needed a little help from a French guest to get things rolling.
At least the story about the French diplomat Robert Pilet seems to be comprehensible on the basis of evidence. At the beginning of February 1891 it was when this man, together with his skiing equipment, first made his way to the hotel “Feldberger Hof” and then up to the Feldberg, before descending again on his “Norwegian snowshoes”. From then on it went quite fast, even if the wooden boards on which Pilet made his descent were at first viewed sceptically.
Only a few years later, ski tourism boomed on the Feldberg, but the guests were initially still predominantly well-off people. That doesn’t mean that the skis didn’t find their way into the everyday life of the “normal” people, who in the winter were exchanging the previously used snowshoes for early cross-country skis in increasing numbers.
Innovations under the sign of skiing holidays
This is a business not only for the tourism industry, as the carpenter Ernst Köpfer quickly recognized in the tranquil Bernau. In 1892, he started a serial ski production with his company, manufactured according to the Norwegian model and since 1906 registered with the Imperial Patent and Trademark Office in Berlin. From this pioneering work to the first ski lift (in the world) it was only a small step.
The reason to build it at all anticipates one of the permanent problems of winter sports regions: It was simply the question of a hotel operator how to lure all the tourists into his accommodations.
The solution was simple and still a common method to make ski resorts more attractive – the innkeeper Robert Winterhalder made a lift out of wooden masts, conveyor belts and an endless rope with special pliers and wooden handles. At that time, it was still powered ecologically by a drive that was supplied by Winterhalder’s own water mill.
In 1908, the first guests were able to travel the 280 metres to the top station with the Schollacher ski lift. The idea paid off and the lift played its part in establishing winter tourism on the Feldberg. Even if the rides on this first ski lift were stopped just under a decade later during the First World War. However, the exotic hustle and bustle of the few had already become a pleasure for many.
Ski holidays between adventure and permanent party
In many respects the charm of skiing holidays has not changed much since then, and the development from winter fun for the few to mass holiday fun has changed little: Experiencing nature still combines with adrenalin kick and escape from everyday life. The focus, however, has changed significantly, as have the demands. Simply being a good place to ski is hardly enough today to attract the desired tourists. But in retrospect, that’s not really an innovation either.
The desire for variety
In this respect, it is historically no surprise that skiing alone no longer attracts tourists to the extent that it would be desirable for the people who make a living from it. These two examples of the beginnings of winter sports tourism show the balancing act that this sector has always had to manage: between the need to be able to offer guests something new again and again, and the need to reflect on what makes the region attractive to them in the first place.
This does not necessarily and exclusively have to be the possibility of skiing. In any case, expectations in this respect have long since changed. In the past, skiing on wooden boards offered more than enough excitement, today it is no longer possible to ski without pistes of various levels of difficulty for various winter sports enthusiasts and without fun parks for adrenalin junkies and freestylers and those who want to become one.
In addition, guided ski tours off the beaten track and other outdoor activities such as snowshoe hiking are now just as much a matter of course part of the range of offers of an interesting ski area. Variety is in demand and this does not only refer to different downhill runs, but primarily to different possibilities of holiday design. Skiing is only one of many options that winter guests can choose from. Therefore, only a few of these visitors are likely to ski out and down the mountains as they did from early morning until later.
From ski hotel to spa
Winter holidays have long since ceased to be synonymous with skiing holidays. Also those who go to the mountains want to spend a holiday there as they could have it in a similar form at some beach in southern climes. Non-Stop-Action is not only something for every guest, a not inconsiderable part of the winter tourists is instead looking for relaxation – ideally combined with the possibility to do something good not only for his body, but also for himself and his health.
The hotel landscape has naturally responded to this, for example with a wide range of wellness facilities, including not only spa visits, but also fitness and yoga courses. But relaxation also includes good food. The catering in the ski resorts is correspondingly good, if not even high. After skiing or tobogganing, ice climbing, skidooing or winter hiking, guests spend their time on breathtaking viewing platforms or cosy panorama terraces. Here you can enjoy yourself, enjoy the advantages of the gastronomic offer including the entertainment programme in front of the fairytale-like scenery of the snow-covered mountains.
The price of skiing
As different as the demands placed on winter sports holidays are, so different must the range of offers be designed. This means, for example, that the “classic” group trips by bus, in which the party starts on the way, are only available in a modified form. That concerns mainly the length of the journeys, because those become clearly shorter on the average.
Where two decades ago the 14-day ski break was still allowed to be, the trend is now towards one-week trips, often enough even half a week is perceived as sufficient. There is still enough time to make the slopes unsafe and celebrate afterwards. In addition, however, other forms of holiday have long since established themselves, especially in terms of price structure.
So it is easily possible to spend the winter holiday in a five- or even five-star-plus hotel, with the corresponding prices. On the other hand, it is also possible to plan a ski holiday with a smaller budget, provided that the necessary planning of such a trip is done. There is no need to do without anything that constitutes a winter holiday, apart from a certain extra of luxury. But in the long run not all holiday guests attach importance to that. The increasing demand for all-inclusive offers shows rather that an all-round supply at reasonable prices is becoming more and more important.
Changing ski regions
For the ski regions themselves, this has always meant constant change. Robert Winterhalder’s ski lift on the Feldberg is the best example of this; after all, it marks something like the birth of the “modern” winter sports holiday. Since this first lift at all, transport systems of this kind (of course state-of-the-art) have remained a tried and tested means of providing more comfort, shortening waiting times and simply opening up new pistes.
Since there are only manageable sources of income in many ski resorts apart from winter tourism, the expansion has been and is being pushed in this direction. The reference to tradition may then be irritating. Because often nothing is to be seen of the partly village originality, from which the modern ski regions developed, particularly in the alps the structural change already early seized: The townscape is characterised by hotels, guesthouses, holiday apartments, shops and restaurants, on the mountain it is the lifts and cross-country ski runs.
However, this is not unproblematic, at the latest since the boom period of ski tourism in the 1960s and early 1970s, the landscape has been shaped more and more by the infrastructure that was necessary to master the guests. Sustainability was not yet an issue, nor were the consequences of snow-making systems, new cable cars and ever longer pistes. The pressure on the ski resorts is still there, but in the meantime it is mainly a matter of reaching the tourism figures of the past years again.
Interventions in the landscape are a common means of not lagging behind economic expectations. Here one should ask how meaningful investments in infrastructure still are when it comes to real financial difficulties in the ski resorts. Mergers of neighbouring ski resorts may be a temporary solution at best, but in the long run the face of winter sports in the leisure sector is likely to change again. What is now being traded as an alternative to skiing may be the next attraction to attract tourists to the mountain.
What did they look like?
In a way, skiing has always been a fashionable question, but the chic of the time and today’s fashion can hardly be compared. In individual cases, certain trends are able to make it through time, but who knows when neon colours will be in or out again? The equipment is also hardly comparable and you don’t have to go back 100 years in time – even the skis of the 1980s look like a curiosity nowadays.