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  Nordic skiing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nordic skiing is a term that includes the Olympic winter sports of Cross country skiing, Ski jumping, and Nordic combined.
The Nordic skiing World Championships is the major annual event of these sports and happens in winter seasons between any two Olympic Winter Games.
Below is a list of Nordic skiiers that have won at the Olympics, Nordic skiing World Championships, and Holmenkollen events.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nordic_skiing   (125 words)

 Skiing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Skiing or snowboarding outside a ski resort's boundaries, also known as out of bounds skiing, is illegal in some ski resorts, due to the danger of avalanches on the un-patrolled areas; or the cost of search-and-rescue for lost or overdue skiers.
Skiing technique is difficult to master, and accordingly there are ski schools that teach everything from the basics of turning and stopping safely to more advanced carving, racing, mogul or "bump" skiing and newer freestyle 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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Skiing   (3587 words)

 Nordic Skiing: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Cross-country skiing (aka xc skiing) is an adventure and fitness activity as well as a competitive winter sport popular in many countries with large snowfields,...
Ski jumping is a winter sport in which skiers go down a hill with a take-off ramp (the jump), attempting to go as far as possible....
The nordic combined is a winter sport in which competitors involve in both cross-country skiing and ski jumping....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/n/no/nordic_skiing.htm   (153 words)

 Nordic Skiing
Nordic ski rentals and instruction can be obtained at the Bear Valley Trailhead.
State Off-Highway Vehicle grants fund grooming of this trail, and the route is heavily used by snowmobilers; skiers should use caution, and stay to the right.
Several excellent unmarked nordic routes are available to advanced backcountry skiers with a sense of adventure and excellent winter navigation and survival skills.
www.fs.fed.us /r5/stanislaus/calaveras/nordic.shtml   (618 words)

 Cross Country Skiing - Northwest Wisconsin - Wisconsin Nordic Skiing
Northwest Wisconsin is a region rich in Nordic skiing tradition and history and blessed with some of the best cross country ski trails in the country.
With the region ’s strong Scandinavian heritage,it was only natural that Nordic skiing took root in northwest Wisconsin.Farmers,loggers and settlers of Norwegian,Finnish and Swedish extraction used cross country skis for work and recreation dating back to the early part of the twentieth century.
Much of the area ’s "modern" Nordic skiing heritage can be attributed to the late Tony Wise and the development of Telemark Resort in Cable.Wise was one of those larger than life characters whose accomplishments helped elevate cross country skiing to a much higher level of awareness in the Midwest and perhaps the country.
www.norwiski.com   (432 words)

 Nordic Skiing in Scotland
Nordic skiing is the original form of skiing, and first evolved in Scandinavia The nordic discipline originated in Scandinavia as a form of transport during the long winter months.
The toe of the boot is fixed to the ski using a binding, and the heel is free to lift.
This is aided by using skins or wax on the ski bases either to grip or glide (depending on the discipline).
www.snsc.demon.co.uk /nordinf.htm   (550 words)

 CNN.com - Nordic Combined Skiing - Jan 31, 2006
The first Holmenkollen Ski Festival was held in 1892 -- it is still considered by some to be the world's premier Nordic competition.
There are three Nordic combined events, each of which comprise a ski jumping section followed by a cross-country race.
V-position: The position skiers adopt during flight, in which the skis are brought together at the rear tips to form a V-shape and the skier leans forward until his body is almost in contact with the skis.
cnn.com /rssclick/2006/SPORT/01/31/sports.nordiccombined/?...   (690 words)

 Nordic Skiing Glossary
The ski base is held up off of the snow's surface slightly by the shape and flex of the ski.
Ski Orienteering (or "Ski O")—Worldwide Nordic discipline in which the skier must locate a series of control points with the aid of a topographical map and compass.
The part of the ski that grips the snow when the skier's weight is on it and the ski is not moving.
www.onc.org /glossary.html   (1993 words)

 About Nordic Skiing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Nordic skiing is a sport enjoyed by many people at all levels of fitness.
Telemarking is is at the extreme end of nordic downhill and is nordic skiing's equivalent of alpine skiing.
Mountain touring skis are perfectly suitable for telemarking and the mountain tourer would have the telemark turn as part of their repertoire.
www.micromission.co.uk /lrnsc/AboutSkiing.htm   (554 words)

 Marble Tourism Association - Cross Country Skiing in Marble   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Cross Country Skiing There are several great options for cross-country skiing in the Marble area, ranging from beautifully groomed Nordic trails to rough and tough backcountry skiing for the most experienced skiers.
The ski trails are on a north-facing slope, which keeps the snow light and fluffy, not icy.
The Ute Meadows Nordic Center is a great source for local trail information, rentals, and a place to have a sandwich and a beer or a glass of wine after a good workout.
www.marblecolorado.net /nordic.html   (1014 words)

 Welcome to Viking Nordic Vermont's Best Family Cross Country Skiing Fun!
Come enjoy a day of cross country skiing on our 35 kilometers of trails for skiing and snowshoeing.
Come bring your cow bell and you child to ski or come just to see and support the kids.
Ski to the snowflake stations, punch your card and earn a cookie.
www.vikingnordic.com   (287 words)

 Skiing in the Pacific Northwest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Skiing in the Pacific NW This is the web page for the various forms of Nordic Skiing (back country, cross country, track and skate) in the Pacific Northwest hosted by Joel Carlson.
In the morning I skied Nordic out on the Paradise Trail to the new Coming Round the Mountain Trail and Lars Taylor trails both of which go out of bounds and are not yet on the maps.
For Nordic skiing, we skied the Blackcomb Golf Course which had 3-4" at the lower levels and 7-8" at the upper levels.
web3.foxinternet.net /fox7777/ski.htm   (2707 words)

 Open Directory - Sports: Winter Sports: Skiing: Nordic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
About Cross Country Skiing and Nordic Ski Sports - Information for beginner nordic skiers to competitive racers, covering XC skiing for fitness, training with roller skiing, classical and skating (freestyle) ski techniques, ski jumping, biathlon and skijoring.
The New Cross Country Experience - Presented by the Ontario Nordic Ski Committee is a volunteer-based organization committed to the development and promotion of nordic skiing in the southern Ontario region.
Nordic Ski Racer - Ezine covering cross-country and roller skiing, XC training strategies and daily training log of masters skier Mike Muha.
dmoz.org /Sports/Winter_Sports/Skiing/Nordic   (668 words)

 Aspen/Snowmass Nordic Council - 60 Km of free cross country ski trails in Colorado
The Aspen/Snowmass Nordic Trail System was initially developed in the early 80’s by the Aspen/Snowmass Nordic Council, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving and improving cross-country skiing in the Aspen and Snowmass area.
There were cross-country ski trails in the upper valley long before this time, but the ASNC brought cohesiveness and a long-term source of funding to the system.
The Aspen/Snowmass Nordic Trail System is unique to North America because it links two towns (Aspen and Snowmass Village) via the Owl Creek Trail which meanders through meadows, wooded areas and crosses three distinct valleys.
www.aspennordic.com   (605 words)

 Nordic Skiing Near Anchorage
For Nordic skiing enthusiasts, Anchorage is among the top competitive venues in the world.
In fact, Anchorage's Kincaid Park is one of only two Nordic ski areas in the U.S. certified for international 5K, 10K, 15K, and 30K competition.
Funds received are used for the grooming and maintenance of more than 130 kilometers of ski trails.
www.anchorage.net /773.cfm   (314 words)

It is virtually certain that a form of skiing has been an integral part of life in colder countries since that time.
Obviously the principal use of skis until recently was for the transportation of goods and people or for the swift movement of soldiers patrolling remote, icy borders.
Horses were clearly not much use in three metres of snow, so other methods had to be developed and skis quickly became as natural an accoutrement of everyday life as hats and gloves.
www.olympic.org /uk/sports/programme/index_uk.asp?SportCode=SI   (214 words)

 Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort - Lake Tahoe, California, Nordic Skiing North America
Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort is just a quick trip from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and is a short driving distance between Reno, Nevada and Sacramento, Ca.
XC skiing to any of the 4 trailside cafes is a favorite as well as staying at resort accommodations of Wilderness Lodge or Rainbow Lodge which serve French country and Californian cuisine.
The Ski Resort is closed for the season.
www.royalgorge.com   (300 words)

 MTU Women's Nordic Skiing
Current Nordic skiing assistant coach Karl Walczak, who graduated in 2004, holds the 72nd spot in the rankings.
Individually, she took fifth in the five kilometer classic and 11th in the five kilometer freestyle, which was good for seventh place overall in state competition.
HOUGHTON, Mich. -- It was a new era of Nordic skiing at Michigan Tech as Joe Haggenmiller took over the coaching reigns after 14 years with Gary Nichols at the helm.
www.athletics.mtu.edu /WNS/wns.html   (2477 words)

 LWSC | Nordic Skiing
Cross country skiing is so accessible in Leavenworth, some members have been know to ski every day we are open.
All income is used to maintain and equip Nordic trails, the Alpine Ski Area, and to subsidize educational programs, races and special events.
The Ski Hill operates under a special use permit from the United States Forest Service, partners in recreation.
www.skileavenworth.com /nordic   (372 words)

 Washington Skiing, Snowboarding, Cross Country Skiing & Winter Recreation
Washington has a number of ski resorts with excellent facilities for alpine skiing, snowboarding, and cross country skiing.
There are hundreds of lifts and runs, and miles of Nordic ski trails to explore.
Ski resorts offer a wide range of facilities, from night skiing, ski schools and rentals to day care, family packages, and on-site lodging.
www.travel-in-wa.com /outdoor/ski.html   (840 words)

 Nordic Ski Club Fairbanks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of cross country skiing.
Throughout our six month ski season, we organize a variety of recreational and competitive activities for skiers of all ages, including group tours, youth programs, clinics, races, and tracksetting.
These donations enable the Nordic Ski Club to pay the costs associated with keeping those two trail systems in the great shape you have come to expect.
www.nscfairbanks.net   (369 words)

 Winter Camping - La Sal Mountain Nordic Skiing & Hut Rentals
Nordic skiing in solitude, snowboarding in uncut powder, trail or telemark terrain, visiting Moab when few others do.
The first night of your stay, we are required to meet you at the hut and go over the operation of the lights, heat and stove.
The ski routes in the La Sal Mountains are ungroomed and unmarked except for the hut-to-hut routes.
www.tagalong.com /trips/selfguided_trips/wi0.html   (728 words)

 GORP - Mount Hood National Forest - Oregon - Cross Country Ski Trails   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The ski area is a low altitude area (at the beginning 2,000 ft. and 3,400 ft. at the top) -- so some years there is not adequate snow to ski on.
The ski up Lolo Pass (Road 18) is a constant climb to the top of the pass and covers 6.2 miles.
Bennett Pass Ski Trail (Marked, snow covered road) 10 miles This is a trail for skiers aware of the dangers of avalanche.
gorp.away.com /gorp/resource/us_national_forest/or/ski_moun.htm   (3632 words)

 Nordic Skiing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The purpose of the West River Nordic Ski Club is to foster a life long love of cross-country skiing for all ages.
The skiers will be grouped according to grade, with the ability to ski down an age level, but not up.
The New England Nordic Festival for 2006 will be held March 4-5, at Bethel Maine.
www.westriversports.org /n_ski.htm   (640 words)

 Nordic Skiing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
McCall offers one of the most extensive network of cross country ski trails in the state, and three different Nordic ski areas offer a variety of terrain and amenities for all levels of skiers.
The Little Ski Hill, which is operated by the nonprofit Payette Lakes Ski Club, is the second oldest ski area in Idaho.
The Little Ski Hill typically hosts at least two Nordic races throughout the winter, including the Payette Lakes Marathon, The Marathong is one of the biggest cross country races in Idaho and frequently attracts more than 100 Nordic skiers.
www.webdms.com /~starnews/outdoor/nordski.html   (370 words)

 Adelsman's Cross-Country Ski Page: Home
The City of Lakes Nordic Ski Foundation recaps the progress to date on snowmaking efforts at Theodore Wirth and details plans for Phase II.
Central Cross Country Skiing brought former Russian elite skier Igor Badamshin to Madison and Hayward for four days of meetings with the staff and athletes of the new CXC Team and offered an afternoon skate roller ski clinics.
Ski Hut has started their Monday evening MTB rides and on June 3rd they will be hosting a kayak/canoe demo at Park Point.
www.skinnyski.com   (2134 words)

 Nordic Skiing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Great Lakes Nordic Ski Council, The Nordic ski areas that comprise the Great Lakes Nordic Ski Council are committed to providing you with the finest and most diversified cross-country skiing, plus service at a level that we're sure will meet...
Nordic skiing is a term that includes the Olympic winter sports: Cross country skiing Ski jumping Nordic combined Biathlon See also: Telemark skiing...
Nordic Skiing, Backcountry Skiing and Telemark Skiing in Canada
www.vacation-maker.com /Vacation-Maker-Resources/nordic-skiing.html   (792 words)

 Nordic Skiing
A latecomer, yes, but she's proving she can handle the challenge ; Ingrid Knowles took up Nordic skiing two years ago as a freshman at NYA and has taken to it quickly.
Alpine or Nordic, she's at home ; Julianna Lord, still just a sophomore, has the work ethic that's making her a skiing force in the state.
Hills and fields are cluttered with skiing talent from schools in west-metro area; Once again this year, teams and individuals from across the western suburbs are abundant in the state Alpine and Nordic skiing lineup.
www.infoplease.com /ipsa/A0301110.html   (310 words)

 Snow Skiing Recreation Nordic Cross Country Victoria Australia
This is a sheltered area of flat and gentle slopes ideal for cross country ski learning and tuition and cross country race training.
Within the resort there is a network of 20 km of groomed cross country trails and this is the key location in Victoria for cross country ski racing.
It is run in conjunction with the Australian Birkenbeiner Ski Race and the Joey Hoppet on the last Saturday in August each year.
kiewaview.com /cross_country.htm   (301 words)

 Athletics : St. Cloud State University
Houghton, Mich. -- The St. Cloud State University nordic ski team placed eighth in the combined standings at the 2006 CCSA Nordic Ski Region Championships in Houghton, Mich. on Feb. 18-19.
The results are in for the 2006 Minnesota College Nordic Ski championships, which are being held on Feb. 11 and Feb. 12, at St. John's University, in Collegeville.
Cloud State's nordic ski team competed at the U.S. National Nordic Ski Championships on Jan. 7-8, near Salt Lake City.
www.stcloudstate.edu /athletics/sports/nordicski   (310 words)

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