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 CBC Sports Online: Sports Saturday: Sport Primers: Downhill Skiing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The downhill is one of the most dangerous winter sports, as well as one of the most unpredictable.
The downhill is the only alpine event in which an International Ski Federation (FIS) representative sets the course, rather than a member of a participating country, due to its high speeds and potential for serious injury.
Downhillers are looking for the least amount of wind exposure to their body as possible.
www.cbc.ca /sports/saturday/sportprimers/downhill.html   (1425 words)

 Cross Country and Downhill Skiing in Minnesota   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Cross country skiing is big (we have over 80 km of groomed trails-for both skating and traditional), then we have 30 sled dogs and several mushers as we offer dog sled rides from 1/2 hour to 1/2 day, and lastly we enjoy snowshoeing in our boreal forest.
The ski area is filled with the old time charm as there are horse drawn sleigh rides and a piano player that fills the air with the sounds of bygone days.
The ski and snowboard area has served downhill enthusiasts for nearly a half century since the first downhill run was cut through the forest.
www.2havefun.com /Recreation/Skiing   (3420 words)

 Downhill Skiing from Vail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Maier is ski racing's last action hero, and the 27-year-old former brick layer from Flachau, Austria, lived up to the marquee status with a blistering run that was perfect in its imperfection.
Skiing like a man possessed, Maier bashed through gates like he was racing the giant slalom instead of skiing's high-speed form of Russian roulette.
Thursday's training run on the Birds of Prey downhill course was key to several teams looking to finalize their four-man rosters for the downhill, which will be one of the highlights of the two-week worlds at Vail that continue through Feb. 14.
classic.mountainzone.com /ski/worldcup/99/worldchamps/dh-m.html   (1661 words)

 Alpine skiing -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Alpine skiing evolved from (The sport of skiing across the countryside (rather than downhill)) 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.
Broadly speaking, competitive skiing is broken up into two disciplines: (A race (as in swimming) in which each contestant has a free choice of the style to use) Freestyle and Racing.
Freestyle skiing incorporates events such as (A member of the Muslim dynasty that ruled India until 1857) Moguls, aerial acrobatics, and skiier cross.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/al/alpine_skiing.htm   (715 words)

 Central Colorado Ski & Snowboard Areas
The Monarch Ski and Snowboard Area is 18 miles west of Salida, Colorado via U.S. Hwy 50.
Ski Cooper is located 10 miles north of Leadville, Colorado via U.S. Hwy 24.
Nordic skiing is available at the Piney Creek Nordic Center which has 24 kilometers of groomed track and skating trails.
www.centralcolorado.com /recreation/skiing/skiing.htm   (710 words)

 USATODAY.com - No. 10: Downhill skiing at 80-90 mph   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Downhill racers make their individual runs against the clock while negotiating steep grades, blind turns, jumps and top speeds of 80 mph.
She was the best female downhiller in the world in the mid-1990s, winning nine World Cup races, two season downhill titles and the downhill at the '96 world championships.
She won two Olympics medals: a silver in downhill in '94 and a gold in super-G in '98.
www.usatoday.com /sports/2003-02-17-ten-hardest-downhill_x.htm   (1061 words)

 Ontario Travel North Downhill Ski Resorts Information
For the more adventurous, a drive to Searchmont Ski Resort near Sault Sainte Marie will provide you with 750 ft of vertical, considered by many to be one of the highest in Ontario.
Many ski resorts offer on site accommodation, or close to the hill accommodations such as Mountain Springs Lodge, at the Base of Blue Mountain.
Ski clubs such as the High Park Ski Club in Toronto, Ontario or the Cedar Springs Ski Club in Burlington, Ontario offer special packages throughout the province, and provide transportation for the drive north into Ontario's Ski Country.
www.400eleven.com /downhillski.html   (589 words)

 Downhill Skiing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Of all the sports humans have invented, skiing is by far one of the hoopiest.
Ski lifts are what get you from the bottom of the mountain to the top.
Ski wax is applied to the bottom of the ski in an attempt to gain yet more speed on your descent to the bottom of the mountain.
www.galactic-guide.com /articles/2R124.html   (417 words)

 Downhill skiing adventures Canada Laurentian Rocky Mountains Banff Alberta British Columbia Quebec Trips
Canada's downhill ski resorts are second to none in the world.
Whether it's skiing in the Alberta Rockies, the Coastal range in British Columbia, the rugged interior mountains, or the Laurentian Mountains in Quebec there is a mountain to match your downhill skiing ability.
In addition to escorted skiing trips, we can arrange accommodation, lift tickets and transportation to any downhill skiing destination in Canada.
www.adventures.ca /gasnet/skd.htm   (204 words)

 Downhill Skiing
Skiing expanded throughout Scandinavia and Russia as a mode of winter transportation and eventually became a sport similar to cross-country skiing.
The combined downhill and the combined slalom competitions are separate from the regular downhill and slalom events, and the combined courses are shorter.
Newcomers to the sport of downhill skiing have been known to ride a lift to the top of a mountain only to stare down in dismay at a steep run.
www.fitness.gov /snowshoeing.html   (2797 words)

 Sundance Alpine / Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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   (243 words)

 Downhill skiing - Ski World ski area Downhill Skiing, Tubing & Snow Boarding closed 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Ski Resorts: Ski resorts and downhill ski areas, the complete guide, with real time ski conditons.
Skiing Sunrise, Located in the Arizona White Mountains, Sunrise Park Resort offers some of the finest skiing in the Western United States.
alpine skiing Alpine skiing (or downhill skiing) is a recreational activity and sport involving sliding down snow -covered hills with long, thin.
ski-vacation.allinfosites.com /q/ski-vacation-downhill-skiing.htm   (639 words)

 Hawk Inn & Mountain Resort - Downhill Skiing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
So, for the best of both worlds—great skiing and the old-fashioned tranquility for which Vermont is famous—many guests spend the day at Okemo or Killington, then return to their Hawk Mountain retreat for a relaxing night far from the madding crowd.
Even as nature and technology are cooperating to extend the skiing season, the number of people headed for the slopes is increasing...
And even confirmed non-skiers are coming along for the fun—Hawk's area ski resorts provide so many recreational choices you may feel that you need a vacation to recover from your vacation.
www.hawkresort.com /winter/downhill.html   (616 words)

 Downhill Skiing: What to Take | Principal Health News
Skiing can be frustrating, painful, and dangerous -- if you don't know what you're doing.
Most resorts offer a special beginner's package that includes rental of skis, bindings, boots, and poles; a one-day lift ticket; and a group lesson, for around $50 to $75.
Since even the outerwear can be pricey, you may want to borrow a couple of warm, waterproof items from a generous skier friend who's approximately your height and build.
www.principalhealthnews.com /topic/downhill   (649 words)

 Outdoors in MaineToday.com | Downhill Skiing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
With all the equipment involved in downhill skiing and boarding, the Almeidas have to get organized for their day on the mountain.
Pond skimming at Sunday River is an annual rite of spring on the slopes, part of the celebration of warmer temperatures and sunny skiing.
Maine Handicapped Skiing is a year-round adaptive recreational program for students.
outdoors.mainetoday.com /downhillskiing   (1049 words)

 Wyoming Skiing, Pinedale, Wyoming
The ski area is closed Christmas Day so its employees can spend time with their families, but White Pine remains open the week of Christmas and for New Year's.
Nordic ski equipment rentals are available in downtown Pinedale at White Pine's Nordic ski shop in Two Rivers Emporium and at the Great Outdoor Shop.
Skiing in the Wind River, Gros Ventre and the Wyoming Mountain ranges is on logging roads and off track, and is generally for intermediate and advanced skiers.
www.pinedaleonline.com /Skiing.HTM   (506 words)

 Downhill Skiing in Maine - Northern Maine Recreation - Maine's Internet Resource
There are three primary skiing resorts in the northern part of the state.
The second one is Quoggy Jo Ski Centre between Presque Isle and Fort Fairfield.
Their aim was to provide a community ski facility for children and families.
www.mainerec.com /skiing.asp?Category=99&PageNum=99   (412 words)

 Downhill Skiing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Bear Mountain Ski Resort is located just half an hour from the center of the town, is well sign posted, and great for the entire family.
It is also equipped with a lodge that provides both snacks and a warm fire for the hungy and cold skier.
A rope tow is used to reach the top of the Bunny Hill and is perhaps the easiest tow for a beginner to use as their skies never leave the ground.
town.princeton.bc.ca /outdoor/skiing.htm   (423 words)

 Ski Gull Downhill Skiing Brainerd Minnesota Lakes Area Gull Lake
Ski Gull invites all snow park enthusiasts to make our community ski hill their recreational destination for outdoor fun and enjoyment this winter season.
Downhill skiing, snow boarding, ice skating, and even cross country skiing all in one convenient location on the beautiful shores of Gull Lake just minutes from Brainerd/Baxter.
Ski Gull retains the right to close at any time due to severe weather that may impact the safety of our customers, equipment or employees.
brainerd.com /skigull   (224 words)

 Saariselka - In the Heart of Lapland
Saariselkä is a skiing center formed by two fells, Kaunispää and Iisakkipää, with a total fo 11 slopes varying from extremely easy beginners' slopes to those intended for advanced skiers.
Special attention has also been paid to snowboarders who have a halfpipe for their speedy runs and jump.
Equipment rentals, skiing school, ski maintenance, the ski-bus is free of charge, Ski-Shop souvenier shop.
www.saariselka.fi /eng/downhillskiing.html   (99 words)

 Downhill Skiing for Aspiring Experts -- Ski Lessons to Build Skills
Our ski lessons are designed to build your strength and enhance your skills until you learn to ski with confidence and control in the expert zones.
The Road to Expert Skiing is our free introductory course, which explains in simple terms what you need to know to take your downhill skiing to the expert level.
The ski lessons are sent via a series of e-mails over a seven-day period.
www.becomeanexpertskier.com   (857 words)

 Skiing in Northern British Columbia
Skiing in Northern BC Murray Ridge] [Powder King] [Purden] [Shames] [Hudson Bay] [Tabor]
Ski Smithers means down skiing, snowboarding facilities, 2 day lodges, restaurants, pub, day care, ski shop, rentals, lessons and weekend and holiday bus service to and from the hill.
This ski facility located in North by Northwest has snowboarding, cross country trails, night skiing, a day lodge, restaurant, pub, ski shop, rentals and lessons.
www.bcadventure.com /adventure/ski/north   (700 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: The Complete Encyclopedia of Skiing, 3rd Edition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Skiing professionals and the skiing public at large will find this book hard to put down.
Skiing has such a specialized jargon that often skiers use the same words to describe varied actions.
The author is an examiner with the Rocky Mountain division of the Professional Ski Instructors of America.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/ASIN/0966913159/mercerprofession   (910 words)

 sports.ca - Downhill Skiing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Come and enjoy downhill skiing in Eastern Idaho; uncrowded resorts, outstanding snow, beautiful scenery, and unmatched Western hospitality.
Come and experience a ski vacation that dreams are made of.
Consider Silverton Mountain Ski Area, where the original goal was to have great powder skiing at a cost of only $25 for lift tickets.
www.sports.ca /Downhill-Skiing/reference/search   (261 words)

 Downhill skiing and snowboarding vacation.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
or the downhill skiing enthusiast, there are three ski resorts within a one to two hour drive from the Ranch.
Silver Mountain Resort offers skiing and snowboarding on 2,200 vertical feet and 50 runs, all accessed by the world's longest gondola.
Located on the border between Montana and Idaho, Lookout Pass Ski Area is a fun and family oriented ski resort featuring 1,111 foot long half-pipe and terrain park for snowboarders.
www.hiddencreek.com /activities/downhill.html   (136 words)

 Minnesota Downhill Ski Areas
If you've got anything you'd like to say about any of these ski areas, send email to ski-comment@twin-cities.com and your message will be provided as a link on the page for the ski area you've reviewed.
If you have any photos of your ski trips, please mail them and we'll get them scanned and posted to the page for the ski area you've skied at.
After skiing in Minnesota, you may wish to have some fun in the twin cities.
www.twin-cities.com /ski   (230 words)

 Downhill Skiing
Night skiing in particular, is cheaper and a nice option for busy families.
I've figured out why parents who haven't downhill skied don't start when their children are young.
Carrying the kids' skis, boots and helmets along with my own gear and the snack cooler would mean I'd spend half of the day running between the car and the lodge.
outdoors.mainetoday.com /children/050227downhill.shtml   (1289 words)

 Vermont Ski Resort Lodging - Woodstock Inn & Resort, Woodstock, Vermont   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Skiing history was made in Woodstock in 1934 when local residents rigged up a Model T Ford engine at the base of Gilbert’s Hill to power America’s first ski tow.
Two years later, Bunny Bertram opened a commercial ski area just north of Gilbert’s Hill which soon became known as Suicide Six.
Mid-December marks the opening of Suicide Six, and throughout the season skiing and riding are augmented by Mother Nature, our own snow guns, and superior grooming until closing in late-March.
www.woodstockinn.com /skiatinn.html   (135 words)

 SKI Michigan, Ski Areas and Ski Travel In Michigan
Boyne Mountain is known for it's convenient lift and trail systems that cater not only to the expert snow enthusiasts but to beginners in a way that makes skiing and riding easier than ever to learn and enjoy.
Miles of groomed cross country ski trails, a huge outdoor hot tub and pool, memorable dining venues, warm fireplaces, specialty shops, well organized children's programs and the famously lively apre-ski scene are just some of the likely pastimes for you to enjoy at Boyne Mountain.
Gliding your skis or board along 26 freshly groomed trails across 250 acres of breathtaking Upper Peninsula forest.
www.skimichigan.net   (740 words)

 ipedia.com: Alpine skiing Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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 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 in the history of skiing, and elite competitive skiiers participate in the annual World Cup series, as well as the Winter Olympic Games.
www.ipedia.com /alpine_skiing.html   (324 words)

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