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  Skiing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For many people, "skiing" refers to recreational downhill skiing where one visits a ski resort, purchases a lift ticket, dons cold-weather clothing, skis, ski boots and ski poles, and embarks on a chairlift, gondola lift, or other means of mechanical uphill transport.
Ski routes are referred to as 'runs,' 'trails,' or 'slopes.' Skiing technique is very difficult to master, and accordingly there are ski schools that teach everything from the basics of turning and stopping safely to more advanced carving and mogul techniques.
Ski troops played a key role in retaining Finnish independence from Russia during the Winter War, and from Germany during the Lapland War, although the use of ski troops was recorded by the Danish historian Saxo Grammaticus in the 13th century.
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 Grass
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Marram grass Marram grass is a erosion of dunes.
Splendor in the Grass Splendor in the Grass is a Warren Beatty.
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 Grass skiing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Grass 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.
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 Skiing Alternatives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The secret of the Ski Trac's snow surface lies in the fact that it is a rotating deck continuously passing through a Snow Chamber with temperatures of minus 10 degree Centigrade (14 degrees Fahrenheit) to minus 15 degree Centigrade (5 degrees Fahrenheit).
Although the concept of indoor skiing is a bit late to arrive to the Western Hemisphere, the Ohio Ski-Dome is conceived as a virtually identical facility to that planned for Sydney.
Other Ski Domes planned for North America include ones in Enfield, Connecticut, The Technodome in either Toronto or Montreal (the two cities are currently battling to be named the host) and in Miami, Florida, home to the largest ski club in the United States.
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 Skiing - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
For many people, "skiing" means recreational downhill skiing in which one visits a ski resort, purchases a lift ticket, dons cold-weather clothing, skis, ski boots and ski poles, and embarks on a chairlift, gondola lift, or means mechanical uphill transport.
Skiing technique is very difficult to master and accordingly there are ski schools that teach everything from the basics of turning and stopping safely to more advanced carving and mogul techniques.
Skiing is a competition in the Paralympic Games and there are some skiing competitions for blind people and people in wheelchairs.
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 Grass skiing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Grass skiing was started in the mid- 1980s as a method for training for alpine skiing.
Günter Grass Gedichte Gedichte des Nobelpreisträgers Günter Grass mit Zeichnungen von Günter Grass und Bildern von Inga Schnekenburger.
Tai Chi Skiing Tai Chi Skiing transforms the downhill skiing to a discipline that is capable of bringing the skier to reach the heart of gravity.
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 Learn more about Skiing in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Skiing is a human activity gliding over snow using skis (originally wooden planks, now usually made from fiberglass or related composites) strapped to the feet with ski bindings.
However, for many people, "skiing" means recreational downhill skiing in which one visits a ski resort, purchases a lift ticket, dons cold-weather clothing, skis, ski boots and ski poles, and embarks on a chairlift, gondola lift, or other mechanical method of uphill propulsion.
Upon reaching the summit, the skier disembarks from the ski lift and travels downhill, propelled by gravity.
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 BTOpenWorld Travel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Grass skiing skiers are hardy perennials that don't wilt during the summer months.
And although grass skiing may have gone to seed in the UK it is still flourishing elsewhere with the season already underway in France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and the Balkans!
Invented in Germany in 1966, grass skiing was introduced to the Vosges region of France in 1968 by Richard Martin.
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 roanoke.com - Outdoors Stories -A roll in the grass
In the world of fringe sports, grass skiing is on the far edge.
Grass skis use tracks that run on rails, a system not unlike the one that propels military tanks.
Ski boots are clipped into the skis, which are less than 2 feet long.
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 Grass skiing: Who? What? Where? Why? How?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
For many people, "skiing" means recreational downhill skiing in which one visits a ski resort, purchases a lift ticket, dons cold-weather clothing, skis, ski boots and ski poles, and embarks on a chairlift, gondola lift, or other mechanical method of uphill propulsion.
In addition to their role in recreation and sport, skiing is also used as a means of transport by the military, and many armies train troops fo......
Ski Glides for Walkers Attach to the legs of a walker to let it glide smoothly over most surfaces, including grass and cement.
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 The Barking Bear Forums - View Single Post - Suggested Inline Skates?
The only grass skis I've seen up close were made by an Italian company (Rollka) and are distinguished from skates in that they have a belt going around all the internal wheels in much the same fashion as a caterpillar tread.
Grass skiing is the ideal complement to alpine skiing because of the technical similarities between these two sports.
It is easier to learn grass skiing when already a snow skier, and vice versa as well, for a grass skier will have no difficulty in learning to ski on snow.
forums.epicski.com /showpost.php?p=183440&postcount=6   (306 words)

  
 Ski and Snowboard News from j2ski.com » Blog Archive » International Grass Skiing, Iran
With an interesting twist to the growing ski potential of Iran, Iran Sports Press reports an international Grass Skiing event to be held near Tehran this coming Friday.
World grass skiing federation has been given a go a head for the world cup games in light of the successful preliminary matches held in Iran.
Skiing is an action sport with many dangers, which you must identify and accept before participating.
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 SKIING   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Although I had to give up skiing in Singapore, I went skiing or grass skiing every time I came back in Japan for a short stay.
Grass skiing is much more difficult than skiing on the snow.
I taught skiing to Sota by using a belt to control his skiing speed.
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 Internationale Wettlaufordnung
Basis for all Grass Skiing competitions is the Alpine ICR.
Apart from the starting gate, the respective positions for the ski poles shall have to be marked at the edge of the ramp, and precaution shall be taken that a slip-proof kerb is available for the tips of the ski poles.
grass skis which are environmentally friendly and not detrimental.
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 Travel & Hunting in Iran with DAL Tour Incoming
Following facilities are available in Dizin such as hotels, restaurants, ski school, tennis and volley ball courts, children play ground and summer grass skiing.
Skiing facilities are available in the resort for hire, but we recommand to bring your own gears.
You continue your skiing during the day and in the evening enjoy your meal in a friendly and hospitable environment.
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 Grass ski, all season skiing around the world
After the snow has melted, grass skiing is a popular sport particularly in the Vosges and Alsace, as well as on the Mont Ventoux in the south and numerous other centres around France.
WIth more and more resorts opening runs for freewheel go-karting during the summer, the opportunities for visitors to take part in the parallel activity of grass skiing are growing.
Wheeled skis (made by Ski-Nov) are also used, easier for beginners, but regulars on snow will have little difficulty adapting to the sport whichever model they choose.....
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 Don't be a weed.... :: global ski club, ski discussion forum, snowboard snow board.
Bear in mind the skis are from 70cms up to 1m in length, if you're skiing correctly your centre of gravity is located over the middle of the ski.
The Ski Club of GB was heavily involved, as was a company called Grillson (?sp) which made grass skis in Surrey as I recall.
It'd be a good area for grass skiing, up in the Tanus where we used to live once in fact.
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 NATO Telemark
This two day course covers anything from beginning telemark skiing for XC and backcountry skiers who have never telemarked up to advanced telemark techniques for those who are ready for that.
Snow permitting, participants will have a choice of skiing at White Grass, the premier free heel skiing area in the Mid-Atlantic region and one of my favorite places to ski or one of the two downhill ski areas close by: Canaan Valley State Park or Timberline.
I will probably be doing backcountry skiing into Dolly Sods unless there is a shortage of natural snow, then I will be doing downhill or telemark skiing probably at Timberline.
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 SKI Magazine ~ The Synthetic Season
Suddenly, the rotating belt on one of his grass skis, which resemble tank tracks, jammed.
Grass skiing, he concedes, "is not for your average skier."
Along with the fitness benefits, Grew says, the physics of snow skiing and water skiing are similar because you must "stay centered over your skis" and "push off your edges." Champion waterskier Jamie Beauchesne cites 100 days of skiing every winter as key to his success.
www.skimag.com /skimag/fall_line/article/0,12795,640398,00.html   (840 words)

  
 Skiing Disciplines - Grass Skiing @ ABC-of-Skiing.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
During the middle of 1980s, Grass Skiing became part of Ski training in preparation for Alpine Skiing.
However, the joys and excitement brought about by Grass Skiing began to unfold and it became readily available to Skiing enthusiasts of generally all ages.
Ski Poles are used in the same way as in regular Snow Skiing.
www.abc-of-skiing.com /grassskiing.asp   (750 words)

  
 Blue Ridge Country
Horst Locher, Bryce ski operations manager, brought the sport to the U.S. in 1976 and instructs novices in grass skiing three days a week in June, July and August.
But he soon found that grass skiing is smoother and faster than he’d imagined.
For grass skiing, you stop by spreading your legs wide and digging into the grass with the inside edges of the skis.
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 Summer skiing whatever the weather
The grass skiing season is underway in France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and the Balkans, and its popularity is growing rapidly in China, Japan and even Iran.
Invented in Germany in 1966, grass skiing was introduced to the Vosges region of France in 1968 by Richard Martin and spread rapidly throughout the Europe.
Anyone can grass ski, and previous experience on snow is not a necessity.
www.natives.co.uk /news/2004/05/31gras.htm   (267 words)

  
 Lake Tahoe Skiing
Surely the breathtaking beauty of Lake Tahoe Skiing and the Sierra Nevadas contributes to the experience.
Whether a novice or advanced skier looking for challenges, there is the perfect spot available for you within an hour's drive of western Nevada County or within minutes of Truckee.
Ski area accessible by chairlift and gondola;12 lifts:1 gondola, 8 chairlifts, 3 surface lifts; novice, intermediate, advanced runs.
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 The Barking Bear Forums - View Single Post - Get off those edges.
No wonder he is egging me on to try grass skiing...
His best grass skiing performance was 10th in GS at the 1999 Worlds...
No wonder he is egging me on to try grass skiing, and no wonder he received several very warm greetings when he joined Epic a month or so ago.
forums.epicski.com /showpost.php?p=185556&postcount=128   (147 words)

  
 Iran to host 2000 Grass Skiing World Cup Competitions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Grass Skiing Committee of the International Skiing Federation currently is holding a meeting in Melbourne, Australia.
The 2000 Grass Skiing World Cup competitions will be held in the skiing resort of Dizin in the outskirts of Tehran from July 27 to 28.
So far grass skiing teams from Austria, Germany, Italy, Slovakia, the Czech republic, France, Switzerland, Japan, Taiwan, China, Hungary, Turkey and Bosnia and Herzegovina have signified their intention to participate in the international event.
www.payvand.com /news/00/may/1177.html   (150 words)

  
 Snow Journal - Serious About Snowsports! 2005 Winter Edition
I never tried grass skiing, I did watch a lot of people try it, and I also watched a lot of them being taken to the local hospital after they took their tumbles on the rocks, dirt and grass.
There was something done that seemed like it might have been pretty fun way before grass skiing came in to play - - - in the 1940s there were several areas where people skied on slopes that had thick layers of pine needles on them.
in fact it's a shame that ski board came out when it did, the skis at the time where 200 cm+ and the technique of skiing at the time was completely opposite of the technique that was required to operate the ski board with any success.
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 Skiing & Ski Info Portal, Cross Country, Skiing Equipment Guide @ ABC-of-Skiing
Cross- country Skiing is the most accessible form of Skiing and it is easy to be learned by people of all ages and strength.
Grass Skiing is done on grassy slopes using special gear and padding.
Skiing is not that hard to learn, but you need to know some basic skills and techniques.
www.abc-of-skiing.com   (1718 words)

  
 MatchOn: Sports News: Grass skiing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
GRASS SKIING IN FRANCE AND AROUND THE WORLD Centres all around France, mainly in the Alps and the Pyrenees, through north eastern France to the northern and southern Alps, the foothills of the...
Match On Sports News - Grass skiing News Live the resort life at Anvaya Cove (Malaya) World-class resort-style living is finally in the Philippines with Ayala Land Inc., the country s premier real-estate...
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 Chengdu Xiling Snow Mountain Skiing Resort-China Highlights Travel
Due to its geography and topography, the skiing ground is an ideal place for skiing.
With 2000 sets of famous-brand skiing facilities, including 35 ski-doos imported from Canada and Japan, all-terrain skiing vehicles and sliding tubes imported from Europe, the skiing Resort has become the largest snow park in China.
The 2500-meter-long gondola cable connecting Riyueping and the Skiing Resort, enables you to enjoy the fantastic scenery in high mountains: the cloud sea, the rising sun, the scenery of Yinyang boundary, the golden mountains painted in sunshine and the Buddha Halo.
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