Grass skiingGrass skiing
was started in the mid-1980s
as a method for training for alpine skiing
. Short skis that were actually rolling treads, much like those on tanks, or wheels were used. These skis were attached to the skiers boots and a grassy downhill slope was found. Depending upon the skill of the grass skier, high speeds and jumps could be navigated. This area of the sport has not found a great following as of 2003.