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  Alpine skiing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alpine skiing (or downhill skiing) is a recreational activity and sport involving sliding down snow-covered hills with long, thin skis attached to each foot.
Alpine skiing evolved from cross-country skiing when ski lift infrastructure was developed at mountain resorts to tow skiers back to the top of slopes, thus making it possible to repeatedly enjoy skiing down steep, long slopes that would be otherwise too tiring to climb up.
Various alpine skiing competitions have developed in the history of skiing, and elite competitive skiers participate in the annual World Cup series, as well as the Olympic Games and the World Championships.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alpine_skiing   (844 words)

  
 Kids.net.au - Encyclopedia Alpine skiing -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Alpine skiing evolved from cross-country skiing when ski lift infrastructure was developed at mountain resorts to tow skiiers back to the top of slopes, thus making it possible to repeatedly enjoy skiing down steep, long slopes that would be otherwise too tiring to climb up.
Various alpine skiing competitions have developed, and elite competitive skiiers participate in the annual World Cup series, as well as the Winter Olympic Games.
Professional alpine skiers compete on the World Cup circuit in Slalom, Giant Slalom[?], and Downhill races held at various sites in Europe, the United States, and Canada.
www.kidsseek.com /encyclopedia-wiki/al/Alpine_skiing   (301 words)

  
 SHORT HISTORY OF SKIING
Alpine skiing goes far beyond any other winter sport in that it defines almost completely at least a hundred resort communities around the world and is a major factor in many more.
Alpine skiing is the mainstay of winter recreation in the northern tier of American states and in the entire Appalachian chain down to the Carolinas, in the Canadian Laurentians, in the northwest’s Cascades, in the western Rockies and the far western Sierra Nevada.
The "AK" attracted the largest entry of alpine racers on the Continent and the AK winner was thereafter clearly seen as the alpine racer of the year and the luster of the event by far outshone the St. Moritz Olympics of the same year.
www.skiinghistory.org /history.html   (8651 words)

  
 INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - SPORTS
From Norway, skiing spread throughout Scandinavia and Russia as a mode of winter transportation and eventually as a sport similar to cross-country skiing.
The first alpine skiing competition, a primitive downhill, was held in the 1850s in Oslo.
The Arlberg-Kandahar, a combined slalom and downhill event, is now referred to as the first legitimate Alpine event - the race that planted the seed for Alpine's inclusion in the Olympic programme.
www.olympic.org /uk/sports/programme/disciplines_uk.asp?DiscCode=AS   (543 words)

  
 Alpine skiing - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Typically, novice skiiers use a technique called the "snowplough" to turn and stop by pointing one or both skis inward, but more advanced skiiers use more difficult but more elegant and speedier methods.
Various alpine skiing competitions have developed in the history of skiing, and elite competitive skiiers participate in the annual World Cup series, as well as the Winter Olympic Games.
Professional alpine skiers compete on the World Cup circuit in Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super-G, and Downhill races held at various sites in Europe, the United States, and Canada.
encyclopedia.learnthis.info /a/al/alpine_skiing.html   (280 words)

  
 Alpine skiing - Torino 2006 Winter Olympic Games
Alpine skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics will be held in the town of Sestriere, Italy from February 13 to February 24.
Various alpine skiing competitions have developed in the history of skiing, and elite competitive skiers participate in the annual World Cup series, as well as the Winter Olympic Games.
Alpine or downhill skiing has become a highly technical sport, also for non-professional skiers, and techniques have evolved greatly.
www.italyworldclub.com /piemonte/turin_2006/sport_alpine_skiing.htm   (367 words)

  
 Alpine Skiing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Skiing is known to be a basic means of transport in Northern Europe for 3000 to 4000 years.
Alpine skiing requires aerobic and anaerobic power, muscular strength, high and complex motor skills including quickness, agility, balance, flexibility and co-ordination (Åstrand and Rodahl 1986, White and Johnson 1993).
Alpine skiing always has been characterised as an explosive movement, perhaps because the high speed achieved, while performing lateral direction changes.
physiotherapy.curtin.edu /resources/educational-resources/exphys/98/alpineskiing.cfm   (3275 words)

  
 History of Skiing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Early skis were not made for speed, but to designed to keep a traveler on top of the snow as they went about their business.
Alpine ski equipment used a boot that was mounted to the ski at both the toe and the heel, and gave more control to the skier, allowing him/her to negotiate steeper slopes and ski at faster speeds.
It was during the 1930's that alpine skiing became a popular European pastime, as ski lifts were invented that eliminated the labor of climbing a mountain before experiencing an exhilarating descent.
www.speedski.com /historyofskiing.htm   (838 words)

  
 Alpine Skiing from Backcountry.com | Ski   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Alpine skiing means different things to different skiers.
Alpine skiing defines park and pipe skiers, big-mountain freeriders, bump skiers, racers, recreational resort skiers, and even alpine touring buffs.
The Line Prophet 80 Alpine Ski is a freeride ski for the masses.
www.backcountry.com /store/subcat/1/Alpine-Skiing.html?id=w3R9pcPH   (110 words)

  
 Alpine Skiing in Anchorage, Alaska
Alpine skiing in Alaska is outrageous; high mountaintops situated at sea level altitude create some of the best snow conditions Mother Nature can offer.
Skiers and snowboarders have three choices for alpine skiing within 45 minutes of downtown Anchorage — all of which offer stunning views and the most awesome terrain found anywhere.
Alaska's largest ski area offering ski and snowboard lessons, rentals, terrain for all levels, night skiing, half pipe, terrain park and more.
www.anchorage.net /772.cfm   (116 words)

  
 ski.com.au - Comprehensive Australian Snow Sport Information
Alpine Chalets (Hotham): offering stunning views and outstanding value in either motel style "chalet" rooms or fully self-contained apartments.
Barina Milpara Ski Lodge Private lodge is situated on the eastern side of Perisher Valley about 500 metres from the Ski Tube station.
Alpine Heights Apartment Two bedroom, one bathroom apartment comprises of a full kitchen, open plan living room and separate drying room, laundry.
www.ski.com.au   (343 words)

  
 CNN.com - Alpine Skiing - Feb 1, 2006
There are 10 events in Olympic alpine skiing competition comprising five each for men and women.
The body is hunched, the knees are bent and the skis are tucked in beside the body with hands in front.
Alpine combined skiing had only appeared on the Olympic program twice before the Calgary Games of 1988 -- in 1936 and 1948.
www.cnn.com /rssclick/2006/SPORT/01/31/sports.alpine/?section=cnn_latest   (663 words)

  
 NBCOlympics.com - Alpine Skiing - Frenchman Deneriaz wins men's downhill   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Skiing 10th, Walchhofer stood at the bottom and watched the others try to beat him.
Defending Olympic champion Fritz Strobl of Austria skied with a brace on his broken left hand and was eighth.
Kernen, skiing in his final Olympics at age 33, earned the first downhill medal for Switzerland since Pirmin Zubriggen won gold and Peter Muller silver at Calgary in 1998.
www.nbcolympics.com /alpine/5101469/detail.html   (810 words)

  
 Alpine Skiing
Alpine Skiing is governed by the IPC through the International Paralympic Alpine Skiing Committee (IPASC) and the rules of the Federation International de Ski (FIS) are used for Paralympic Winter Games, with only a few exceptions.
Two Alpine Skiing events (Slalom and Giant Slalom) were introduced at the first Paralympic Winter Games in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden, in 1976, today athletes with a disability compete in all 4 disciplines.
Alpine Skiing is currently practiced by athletes in 35 countries and is steadily growing.
www.paralympic.org /release/Winter_Sports/Alpine_Skiing   (332 words)

  
 Sundance Alpine / Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ski world-famous Utah snow on an excellent assortment of runs—without the crowds or pricey passes.
Sundance Ski Resort was named by the editors of Ski magazine as one of the best lesser known areas in the country.
For both snowboarders and alpine skiers we have a vast array of runs, from gentle green circles to double fl diamonds, as well as ski and snow boarding lessons and workshops.
www.sundanceresort.com /skiing.htm   (241 words)

  
 Lake Tahoe Skiing and Snowboarding - Tahoe guide to skiing, snowboard and winter activities
Whether you are novice to skiing and snowboarding or an advanced winter sport thrill seeker, we bring you this guide to all Lake Tahoe ski/snowboard terrain parks, cross country skiing and alpine skiing and snowboarding resorts and ski areas.
At the top of each ski area listed in the Alpine Skiing and Nordic Skiing guides you will be able to clearly see if the ski resort or ski area information is updated for the current ski season.
On the top of every ski report and snow report you will see the report's date so you won't be left in question as to whether your viewing up-to-date ski conditions and operations.
www.tahoebest.com /skiing   (775 words)

  
 Spotlight Sport - Alpine Skiing
Alpine skiing is among the most exciting Olympics events and was introduced to the Olympic program at the 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Games with a men's and women's combined event, featuring a downhill and two slalom runs.
The United States Ski Team is headquartered in Park City, Utah, with a full time staff of more than 100 coaches and administrators and with four field offices around the USA.
She was suffering from headaches from her concussion nine days earlier, when, traveling at 75 mph, she lost a ski and crashed into the safety netting.
www.edgate.com /wintergames/design/spotlight_sport/alpski.htm   (741 words)

  
 Alpine Skiing
In the frozen northern countries of Norway, Finland and Sweden, skis were especially useful for hunting in the snowy fields and woods.
Alpine (or downhill) skiing didn’t really catch on until ski lifts became available—not many people were willing to climb up a mountain with all that heavy gear.
Alpine Skiing - Medal breakdown (10 events): 11 medals— Austria (3-4-4); Six— Germany (3-1-2);...
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0932724.html   (406 words)

  
 Winter Olympics: Alpine Skiing
Before it was a sport, skiing was an important means of transportation.
The exact origin of skiing is unclear, but there is evidence that Scandinavians were using skis to travel and hunt over snow-covered terrain as far back as 4,000 years ago.
Alpine skiing made its Olympic debut at the 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Games with a men's and women's combined event, featuring a downhill and two slalom runs.
www.infoplease.com /spot/winter-olympics-alpine-ski.html   (322 words)

  
 Alpine Skiing
Three different skiing competitions will be displayed alternately at the bottom of the screen.
The "Alpine Combined" is the result of one Downhill and one Slalom.
To ski the same event again, pull the joy stick toward you after both skiers cross the finish line.
www.ozyr.com /o2/o2alpine.html   (636 words)

  
 Alpine Skiing,   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Head Mojo 90 Alpine Ski is Jon Olssons backcountry ski of choice, and judging by the Swedes cat-like prowess, super-smooth skiing style and all-around ripping skills, thats not an endorsement to be taken lightly.
The Liberty SB Alpine Ski is a big-mountain freeride ski with the characteristics of a park ski.
Alpine Ski is made for groms who like to hang with the older kids in the park.
www.clickforprice.com /d-subcategories.asp?cat=Ski&subcat=Alpine~Skiing   (4979 words)

  
 Washingtonpost.com: Alpine Skiing
Italy's Deborah Compagnoni survived an icy course that some skiers said was the toughest they had ever seen and won the gold medal in the giant slalom.
Katja Seizinger won her second gold medal in two days Feb. 17, using two strong slalom runs and a crash by Pernilla Wiberg to lead a German sweep in the combined.
Susan Walsh/AP Jean-Luc Cretier (pictured) of France skied to a gold medal down a course that several skiers did not finish Feb. 13 as the men's downhill finally was run after three postponements.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/sports/longterm/olympics1998/sport/alpine.htm   (459 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Alpine skiing Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Alpine skiing is a recreational activity and sport involving sliding down snow -covered hills with long, thin skis attached to each foot.
Alpine skiing evolved from cross-country skiing when ski lift...
At the end of the season, the personal accumulating the most points from all three race venues is the overall champion.
www.ipedia.com /alpine_skiing.html   (324 words)

  
 Alpine Valley: General Information and Location
Welcome to our ski and snowboard slopes and trails, Xtreme half pipe, snow tube park, chalet with cafeteria and lounge, ski and snowboard shop and rental facilities.
And, even if you are not ready to ski or snowboard, nothing is as easy and fun as sliding down our snow tubing hill.
Located just east of Cleveland, Ohio, Alpine Valley is 10 miles from one of the key Eastside intersections, Interstate 271 and Mayfield Rd. East, RT 322.
www.alpinevalleyohio.com /general.html   (474 words)

  
 Austrian Insights - Alpine Skiing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The oldest ski is about 4500 years old, was found in Sweden, and was made out of wood with stone tools.
But alpine ski racing was only made possible by the innovations of before mentioned Matthias Zdarsky.
He developed the Lilienfelder Ski Binding (1896), which was the first binding to hold the foot in a stable position.
www.geocities.com /viennaonline/ai/ai0401.html   (538 words)

  
 Lake Tahoe Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding - Ski resorts and areas for downhill skiing and terrain parks in Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe Ski Reports keeps you in touch with current snow conditions, lift operations, specials, events and more for all 14 alpine ski resorts and ski areas.
The beauty of spending a ski vacation in Tahoe is the opportunity to sample several ski resorts and some ski areas even offer interchangeable lift tickets that are valid at multiple locations.
This skiing guide gives you a convenient overview of each Lake Tahoe skiing facility and if you wish to view their official web sites for further details you will find their links at the bottom of each resort and area guide.
www.tahoebest.com /skiing/alpine_skiing_snowboarding.htm   (427 words)

  
 BBC SPORT | Winter Olympics 2002 | Alpine Skiing
Olympic skiing bronze medallist Alain Baxter fails a drugs test at Salt Lake City - but he insists he is innocent.
BBC Sport's skiing expert Martin Bell explains how alpine skier Janica Kostelic's record success was due to confidence.
Picabo Street announces her retirement from competitive skiing having finished 16th in the women's Olympic downhill.
news.bbc.co.uk /winterolympics2002/hi/english/alpine_skiing/default.stm   (576 words)

  
 CBC.CA - Torino 2006
Thomas Grandi and his alpine teammates are feeling at home in their small Italian training village.
Fastest Olympic alpine skier: 1984 downhill gold medallist Bill Johnson of the U.S., whose 104 km/h average speed is the fastest in Olympic history
Skiing is one of the most exhilarating sights on snow — racers reach speeds in excess of 130km/h on two rattling planks, risking the potential for a spectacular crash to have a shot at Olympic glory.
www.cbc.ca /olympics/sports/alpineskiing   (613 words)

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