Avalanches, rapid movements of large masses of snow down a slope of a mountain, kill an average of about 150 people a year, according to National Geographic.
Mogul skiing is not recommended for beginners. The slopes with artificial bumps are usually the least crowded runs which makes them very attractive. The bumps bring out different emotions in skiers ranging from fright to excitement.
Winter wonderland adventures don't have to be all about swooshing down steep, powdery slopes on skis.
So you want to try a new sport this winter?
If you plan the hit the slopes by December, you should start physically getting ready by October, says Kevin Moody, a retired physical trainer with Adirondack Medical in Saranac Lake and with the U.S. Olympic Committee.