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Insulin action on heart and skeletal muscle glucose uptake in weight lifters and endurance athletes. (1/116)

There are no studies comparing myocardial metabolism between endurance- and resistance-trained athletes. We used 2-deoxy-2-[18F]fluoro-D-glucose and positron emission tomography combined with the euglycemic hyperinsulinemic clamp technique to compare the ability of insulin to stimulate myocardial, skeletal muscle, and whole body glucose uptake between weight lifters (n = 8), endurance athletes (n = 8), and sedentary men (n = 9). Maximal aerobic power (ml. kg- 1. min- 1) was higher in the endurance athletes (71 +/- 2, P < 0.001) than the weight lifters (42 +/- 2) and the sedentary men (42 +/- 2). Skeletal muscle glucose uptake (micromol. kg muscle- 1. min- 1) was enhanced in the endurance athletes (125 +/- 16, P < 0.01) but was similar in weight lifters (59 +/- 12) and sedentary (63 +/- 7) men. The rate of glucose uptake per unit mass of myocardium (micromol. kg- 1. min- 1) was similarly decreased in endurance athletes (544 +/- 50) and weight lifters (651 +/- 45) compared with sedentary men (1,041 +/- 78, P < 0.001 vs. endurance athletes and weight lifters). Both groups of athletes had increased left ventricular mass. Consequently, total left ventricular glucose uptake was comparable in all groups. These data demonstrate that aerobic but not resistance training is associated with enhanced insulin sensitivity in skeletal muscle. Despite this, cardiac changes are remarkably similar in weight lifters and endurance athletes and are characterized by an increase in left ventricular mass and diminished insulin-stimulated glucose uptake per heart mass.  (+info)

Echocardiographic examination of cardiac structure and function in elite cross trained male and female Alpine skiers. (2/116)

OBJECTIVE: To assess cardiac structure and function in elite cross-trained male and female athletes (Alpine skiers). METHODS: Sixteen athletes (10 male, six female) and 19 healthy sedentary control subjects (12 male, seven female) volunteered to take part in the study. Basic anthropometry determined height, body mass, body surface area, and fat free mass. Cardiac dimensions and function were determined by two dimensional, M mode, and Doppler echocardiography. Absolute data and data corrected for body size (allometrically determined) were compared by two way analysis of variance and post hoc Scheffe tests. RESULTS: Absolute left ventricular internal dimension in diastole (LVIDd), septal and posterior wall thickness and left ventricular mass were larger in athletes than controls (p < 0.05) and also increased in the men (p < 0.05) compared with women (except for septal thickness in controls). An increased LVIDd, septal thickness, posterior wall thickness, and left ventricular mass in athletes persisted after correction for body size except when LVIDd was scaled by fat free mass. Cardiac dimensions did not differ between the sexes after correction for body size. All functional indices were similar between groups. CONCLUSION: There is evidence of both left ventricular chamber dilatation and wall enlargement in cross trained athletes compared with controls. Differences in absolute cardiac dimensions between the sexes were primarily due to greater body dimensions in the men.  (+info)

Bronchoscopy and bronchoalveolar lavage findings in cross-country skiers with and without "ski asthma". (3/116)

Bronchial hyperresponsiveness to methacholine with asthma-like symptoms ("ski asthma") is frequent in elite cross-country skiers. To further the understanding of "ski asthma", 10 nonasthmatic, nonatopic controls and 30 adolescent elite skiers were investigated by bronchoscopy and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL). Nine skiers were atopic without allergy symptoms. Compared with controls, the macroscopic inflammatory index in the proximal airways in skiers was three-fold greater (median (interquartile range) 3.0 (2.0-5.0) versus 1.0 (0.8-2.3), p=0.008). In the BAL fluid, skiers had significantly greater total cell (p<0.05) and percentage lymphocyte (p<0.01) and mast cell counts (p<0.05). Neutrophil and eosinophil counts were not significantly different and eosinophil cationic protein was not detected. Tumour necrosis factor-alpha and myeloperoxidase were detected in 12 (40%) and six (20%) skiers, respectively. In skiers with ski asthma, the inflammatory index was greater than in nonasthmatic skiers. Lymphocyte subtypes and activation markers, and concentration of albumin, fibronectin and hyaluronan were not different from those in controls. Cross-country skiers have a minor to moderate degree of macroscopic inflammation in the proximal airways at bronchoscopy and a bronchoalveolar lavage fluid profile which differs in several respects from healthy controls. Skiers with ski asthma tend to show even higher degrees of bronchial inflammation.  (+info)

Placebo-controlled study of inhaled budesonide on indices of airway inflammation in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and bronchial biopsies in cross-country skiers. (4/116)

BACKGROUND: Asthma-like symptoms, methacholine hyperresponsiveness, use of inhaled steroids, airway inflammation, and increased tenascin expression in the reticular basement membrane have been reported in competitive cross-country skiers. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of inhaled budesonide, 400 mug twice daily, on indices of airway inflammation in 'ski asthma', defined as asthma-like symptoms within the previous year and bronchial hyperresponsiveness to methacholine. METHODS: A randomised double-blind placebo-controlled parallel-group bronchial biopsy and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) study of 25 (19 male) competitive cross-country skiers (mean age 18 (16-20) years for a mean (range) treatment period of 22 (10-32) weeks over the competitive season. RESULTS: No changes were seen regarding cellular inflammation in the bronchial mucosa or tenascin expression. In the BAL fluid, both groups had a significant decrease in activated T-suppressor (CD8) lymphocytes and an increase in macrophages, with no differences across the groups. Within the budesonide group, there was a decrease in IL2 receptor-activated T-helper lymphocytes and an improvement in FEV(1). Asthma-like symptoms were unchanged in 17 (68%) skiers. Methacholine provocation test was negative in 15 subjects, and remained positive in 5 subjects in each group. The improvement in bronchial responsiveness occurred in both groups and was not accompanied by a decrease in cellular inflammation. CONCLUSIONS: We were unable to show any clear beneficial effect of budesonide in 'ski asthma'. As changes in training intensity probably accounted for the spontaneous improvement in bronchial responsiveness, more attention should be directed at reducing environmental stress to the airways than at attempting pharmacological modulation of induced inflammatory changes.  (+info)

Bioremediation (natural attenuation and biostimulation) of diesel-oil-contaminated soil in an alpine glacier skiing area. (5/116)

We investigated the feasibility of bioremediation as a treatment option for a chronically diesel-oil-polluted soil in an alpine glacier area at an altitude of 2,875 m above sea level. To examine the efficiencies of natural attenuation and biostimulation, we used field-incubated lysimeters (mesocosms) with unfertilized and fertilized (N-P-K) soil. For three summer seasons (July 1997 to September 1999), we monitored changes in hydrocarbon concentrations in soil and soil leachate and the accompanying changes in soil microbial counts and activity. A significant reduction in the diesel oil level could be achieved. At the end of the third summer season (after 780 days), the initial level of contamination (2,612 +/- 70 microg of hydrocarbons g [dry weight] of soil(-1)) was reduced by (50 +/- 4)% and (70 +/- 2)% in the unfertilized and fertilized soil, respectively. Nonetheless, the residual levels of contamination (1,296 +/- 110 and 774 +/- 52 microg of hydrocarbons g [dry weight] of soil(-1) in the unfertilized and fertilized soil, respectively) were still high. Most of the hydrocarbon loss occurred during the first summer season ([42 +/- 6]% loss) in the fertilized soil and during the second summer season ([41 +/- 4]% loss) in the unfertilized soil. In the fertilized soil, all biological parameters (microbial numbers, soil respiration, catalase and lipase activities) were significantly enhanced and correlated significantly with each other, as well as with the residual hydrocarbon concentration, pointing to the importance of biodegradation. The effect of biostimulation of the indigenous soil microorganisms declined with time. The microbial activities in the unfertilized soil fluctuated around background levels during the whole study.  (+info)

Organisation of safety measures in an Alpine World Junior Championship. (6/116)

OBJECTIVES: To study the implementation of skiing safety during the Alpine World Junior Championship of 1995. METHODS: A map of the area was made with descriptions of the slopes and all its facilities and the security measures along the course. The number of competitors who started and any injuries reported were recorded in a questionnaire. RESULTS: A total of 452 girls and 546 boys started in the different races. Only four injuries were recorded, all in girls. The overall injury rate was 4 per 1000 runs. An injury rate of 8.3 per 1000 runs was recorded in the downhill. One skier had a possibly severe injury (ISS = 14) in the downhill; the rest of the injuries were minor (ISS = 1). The mean ISS was 4.3 and the total ISS was 17. CONCLUSIONS: A significantly higher injury rate was recorded for young female than young male racers. The injury rate was significantly higher in downhill than the other alpine disciplines in the Alpine World Junior Championship. The injury rate was not significantly different from that recorded one year previously for Olympic racers, and juniors therefore need the same safety measures as Olympic racers.  (+info)

Snowboarding injuries in children. (7/116)

OBJECTIVE: To study injury patterns of snowboarding trauma in children. DESIGN: A retrospective case series. SETTING: A major pediatric trauma centre. PATIENTS: A cohort of 113 children (97 boys, 16 girls), mean age 13.9 years, who sustained 118 injuries secondary to snowboarding. INTERVENTIONS: All fractures were treated by immobilization in a cast; 19 children required a closed reduction. OUTCOME MEASURES: Sex and age of patients, mechanism of injury, injury sustained, treatments and complications. RESULTS: Falls on the outstretched hand from a loss of balance accounted for 66 (57%) of the injuries, uncontrolled falls for 42 (36%) and collisions for 5 (4%). Seventy-nine percent of the injuries were to the upper extremity, whereas 7% were to the lower extremity. CONCLUSIONS: The predominance of snowboarding injuries of the upper extremity seen in children differs significantly from those in adults in whom lower extremity injuries are more common.  (+info)

Snow sports injuries in Scotland: a case-control study. (8/116)

OBJECTIVES: To examine the incidence and patterns of snow sports injuries at the three largest commercial ski areas in Scotland and to identify factors associated with injury risk. METHODS: A prospective case-control study of all injured people at Cairngorm, Glenshee, and Nevis Range ski areas during the 1999-2000 winter season. Personal details, snow sports related variables, diagnosis, and treatment were recorded. Control data were collected at random from uninjured people at all three areas. Random counts were performed to analyse the composition of the on slope population. RESULTS: A total of 732 injuries were recorded in 674 people. Control data were collected from 336 people. The injury rate for the study was 3.7 injuries per 1000 skier days. Alpine skiers comprised 67% of the on slope population, snowboarders 26%, skiboarders 4%, and telemark skiers 2%. Lower limb injuries and sprains were the commonest injuries in alpine skiers and skiboarders. Snowboarders sustained more injuries to the upper limb and axial areas. Skiboarders and snowboarders had a higher incidence of fractures. After adjustment for other variables, three factors were all independently associated with injury: snowboarding (odds ratio (OR) 4.07, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.65 to 10.08), alpine skiing (OR 3.82, CI 1.6 to 9.13), and age <16 years (OR 1.9, CI 1.14 to 3.17). More than five days of experience in the current season and at least one week of experience in total had a protective effect against injury. CONCLUSIONS: Despite a change in the composition of the alpine population at Scottish ski areas, the overall rate and pattern of injury are similar to those reported previously in comparable studies. Several factors are associated with an increased risk of injury and should be targeted in future injury prevention campaigns.  (+info)

  • Find the perfect solution to transport your cross-country skis. (thule.com)
  • To help find the best Japanese Ski Resort for you, we detail 94 Ski Resorts in Japan and rate them for Beginners, Intermediates and Expert Skiers, Families and Apres-Ski. (j2ski.com)
  • Respondents were 1779 adult skiers and snowboarders in the 2003 ski season. (bmj.com)
  • You can compare altitudes, vertical descents and historical snow records to find the best Ski Resorts. (j2ski.com)
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  • The ritual pulling on of ski socks can only mean one thing: It's time to shred. (s2as.com)
  • Once you arrive, whether getting ready at the base or exploring the boundaries, our snowboard bags , boot bags , ski and snowboard backpacks keep everything organized and within reach. (thule.com)
  • And, our award-winning Thule Upslope , as well as our ski boot backpacks and sport duffel bags , will keep everything organized from the first chair to the last call. (thule.com)
  • Find out about the skiing in Japan, in our comparison of Japanese Ski Resorts, below. (j2ski.com)
  • You can find the major ski stations listed on the Top Japanese Ski Resorts page , ranked according to various criteria. (j2ski.com)
  • Observations of helmet use and questions about perceived speed and degree of challenge when not wearing a helmet (helmet wearers) or in previous ski seasons (non-helmet wearers). (bmj.com)
  • Between 2001 and 2003, helmet use was recorded at a sample of ski areas in western North America. (bmj.com)
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  • Kent Bry is a certified ski and snowboarding instructor and the director of Adventure Ski & Snowboard, a school based in the San Diego, California metro area. (wikihow.com)
  • Adventure Ski & Snowboard is a member of the PSIA and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI). (wikihow.com)
  • 20,000 children have learned to ski or snowboard through Snowslippers services. (prweb.com)
  • A manager at Vankoo, who identified herself as Ms Li, said interest in learning to ski and snowboard had increased dramatically, particularly in the lead-up to this week's Winter Olympics. (afr.com)
  • Knowing the basics about ski gear and snowboard gear is the first step to enjoying the thrill of riding down a mountain. (ehow.com)
  • If you do not know how to ski or snowboard they have lessons available at their Snowsports School for both children and adults. (bellaonline.com)
  • Officials from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association joined the FIS delegation alongside the Killington representatives. (fis-ski.com)
  • If you're heading off piste, it's as essential as your skis or snowboard. (forbes.com)
  • We're talking mostly off-piste at Sweden's northernmost ski resort where you can catch the Aurora borealis in wintertime, and snowboard in a t-shirt summertime under the blaze of the midnight sun. (visitsweden.com)
  • Picture resorts, that despite their size, offer skiing for all abilities and après-ski that's child-friendly. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • And if you needed confirmation that the Swedes have thought of everything, you'll be pleased to hear that many resorts offer a lift pass that can be shared between two parents in a family, solving that old issue of who gets to ski and who takes care of the children. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Although the central Alps have several fine ski resorts, the far eastern and western portions of the boot top--the Valle d'Aosta and Veneto regions, respectively--have the most to offer winter vacationers. (latimes.com)
  • The meal is a far cry from the watery broth and plastic-wrapped sandwiches served cafeteria-style at most U.S. ski resorts. (latimes.com)
  • About 50 percent of the nation's 692 ski resorts, says Conniff, have installed at least some snowmaking equipment -- even areas of normally heavy falls such as New England and the Rocky Mountains. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Facilities at resorts can include night skiing, après-ski, and glade skiing under the supervision of the ski patrol and the ski school. (wikipedia.org)
  • Larger alpine skiing resorts will most likely have some marked tracks and a rental shop available to the public. (wikitravel.org)
  • Lake Tahoe area ski resorts set to open early after recent. (latimes.com)
  • We've narrowed down the 10 best ski resorts within driving distance of Baltimore. (baltimoresun.com)
  • Surprisingly, there are many popular and large ski resorts that lack an actual town, especially in the East but also across the Rockies, Midwest, Canada and West Coast. (forbes.com)
  • Whether they were mining towns, cowboy towns, or waterfront resorts like South Lake Tahoe, CA, the best ski towns offer an alternative atmosphere that complements but is distinctly different from that of the ski resort(s) they neighbor. (forbes.com)
  • which maintain their ski resorts open, we will have to take control measures' to dissuade people to go to these areas and to be fair toward French ski resorts, Macron said. (yahoo.com)
  • The measure aims to dissuade people from traveling and mixing in ski resorts to prevent further virus infections. (yahoo.com)
  • We cannot ask (ski ) resorts to stop their activities and see that people are traveling. (yahoo.com)
  • France and Germany, which has closed its ski resorts, are pushing for similar measures to be taken in other European countries, like Italy and Spain, for the Christmas season. (yahoo.com)
  • Ski resorts are already open in Switzerland, which has allowed skiing. (yahoo.com)
  • But the reigning champion of Swedish ski resorts is undoubtedly Åre. (volvocars.com)
  • Allais, who maintained his reputation in the Alpine skiing world after his sporting career by launching a popular teaching method before developing resorts like Squaw Valley and his native Megeve, said the sport had changed radically. (theage.com.au)
  • Many are practising ahead of their first visit to one of the hundreds of new ski resorts opening up throughout China as developers race to capitalise on the nation's sudden embrace of a sport that was previously too expensive for a majority of the population. (afr.com)
  • The number of visitors to Chinese ski resorts rose 16 per cent to 17.5 million in 2017. (afr.com)
  • However, many of China's ski resorts are tiny and only 145 of those 700 have one ski lift or more. (afr.com)
  • Here's our round up of the best ski resorts in Europe. (ryanair.com)
  • In the valley between the Tatra Mountains and Gubalowka Hill, Zakopane is Poland's winter capital and by far one of the best ski resorts in Europe. (ryanair.com)
  • Sometimes nearby resorts that can be skied with the same ticket are grouped together. (wikitravel.org)
  • Virtually all ski resorts have a ski school where you can sign up for lessons. (wikitravel.org)
  • Many resorts figure 20 to 25 percent of their ski revenues come in that two-to- three-week period and this year millions were lost during the dry holiday season. (csmonitor.com)
  • Skiing has long been one of the favorite outdoor winter sports, and with the popularity of snowboarding on the rise, these resorts are terrific places for the entire family to spend a day or two. (bellaonline.com)
  • After a resurgence in my love of skiing over the last few years I've been keen to explore lesser known ski routes and escape the crowds flocking to the major ski resorts. (forbes.com)
  • Hemavan and Tärnaby are two ski resorts separated by just 18 kilometres in Swedish Lapland. (visitsweden.com)
  • Here is a guide to all of Sweden's ski resorts . (visitsweden.com)
  • Also, since skiing takes place at high altitudes in the winter, the weather can range from sunny and bright to bitterly cold, with conditions changing rapidly from one slope to the next and from one hour to the next. (kidshealth.org)
  • So getting back on his skis for the first time in February, even to descend a modest slope, was the greatest "schuss" of all. (healthline.com)
  • The world's first commercial indoor ski slope operated from 1987 to 2005 at Mount Thebarton, in Adelaide, South Australia. (wikipedia.org)
  • 11. On a gentle slope, demonstrate some of the beginning maneuvers learned in skiing. (meritbadge.org)
  • It uses the compass, GPS, and camera to overlay resort information while you're standing on the ski slope. (seattlepi.com)
  • Chinese conglomerate Wanda has built the world's largest indoor ski slope in Harbin. (afr.com)
  • Comprising of three stellar ski areas, Zell am See is a budget travellers paradise with plenty of cheap eats, accommodation and slope passes with price tags that won't blow your budget. (ryanair.com)
  • Natasha Richardson's death was indeed caused by her fall on a Canadian ski slope. (go.com)
  • She did not show any visible sign of injury but the ski patrol followed strict procedures and brought her back to the bottom of the slope and insisted she should see a doctor. (go.com)
  • A person skis down the slope. (visitsweden.com)
  • Not far from the Vankoo ski school in Shanghai, the aisles at Decathlon - one of the city's biggest sporting goods stores - are lined with skis, snowboards and other equipment. (afr.com)
  • Equipment used in skiing includes: Skis, which may have skins applied or be textured for uphill traction or wax applied for minimizing sliding friction. (wikipedia.org)
  • The direction of the horse fur allows the skis to slide forward, while preventing them from slipping backward when traveling uphill. (reuters.com)
  • Cross-country skiing may be practiced on groomed trails or in undeveloped backcountry areas. (wikipedia.org)
  • Spend the day learning beginner cross-country ski techniques on the beautiful trails in Kananaskis. (ucalgary.ca)
  • Gain confidence cross-country skiing on hilly trails this season. (ucalgary.ca)
  • As well as boasting northern Europe's most extreme vertical drop, Åreskutan offers a wide range of superb skiing opportunities - from daredevil descents and rolling, kilometre-long pistes to scenic ski trails liberally dotted with mountainside restaurants. (volvocars.com)
  • It has both downhill skiing and cross country trails on over 1500 acres of land. (bellaonline.com)
  • Check out the heli-skiing and perhaps Sweden's best cross-country skiing trails. (visitsweden.com)
  • A senior examiner and the head of education for the western division of the Professional Ski Instructors of America, Fellows is at the top of the recreational-skiing food chain: He's so good, he instructs instructors. (fastcompany.com)
  • With over 50 years of skiing and snowboarding performance and instruction experience, Kent is certified by the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA). (wikihow.com)
  • Skiing the Colorado backcountry - A pristine mountainside of fresh powder begs to be skied in the Colorado backcountry. (cnn.com)
  • Many top Rocky Mountain ski towns like Park City, Telluride, Breckenridge and Aspen were built on mining, not powder or boutiques, and retain some of their Wild West atmosphere to this day. (forbes.com)
  • If they want to avoid the low-rent look, the ski outfit -- from goggles to powder pants -- will cost another $150 each. (csmonitor.com)
  • Get great tips on caring for your skis, including how to apply glide and kick wax. (ucalgary.ca)
  • 14. On a cross-country trail, demonstrate effective propulsion by showing proper weight transfer from ski to ski, pole timing, rhythm, flow and glide. (meritbadge.org)
  • The largest in the Jungfrau region with over 155 kilometres of pistes and 27 lifts, the skiing here is endless. (ryanair.com)
  • Today, LeadFerret announced the release of a specialized Directory of Ski and Snowboarding Enthusiasts, which allows users to search and see full contact information for contacts with these particular hobbies. (prweb.com)
  • Typically the Washington ski season ends in late April or early May, but Crystal Mt pushed its season to June 16 in 2002 and July 14 in 1999. (seattlepi.com)
  • The key to the perfect skiing trip for Swedes is the all-important mysfaktor - just the right level of cosiness. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Just remember that the safety-conscious Swedes require all children to wear a helmet to attend ski school or use the lifts. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • If you begin to tire of downhill skiing, there is always the option of another of the Swedes' favourite outdoor activities: cross-country skiing. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Skiing seems to come naturally to the Swedes. (volvocars.com)
  • Most Swedes have been on skis since they were children, so the urge to show off has long disappeared. (volvocars.com)
  • As equipment evolved and ski lifts were developed skiing evolved into two main genres during the late 19th and early 20th century, Alpine and Nordic. (wikipedia.org)
  • And who knows, if you're lucky, you could find yourself skiing below the world's greatest natural light show: the northern lights. (volvocars.com)
  • Located south east of Grenoble, Alp d'Huez boasts the world's highest drop and without a doubt, some of the best skiing in Europe. (ryanair.com)
  • Winter Sports Club of Manali was founded by some local skiing enthusiasts in 1978 which instilled spirit of skiing in other youths of the region. (wikipedia.org)
  • Today, LeadFerret, the free B2B data site, announced the release of their latest directory of Skiing and Snowboarding Enthusiasts. (prweb.com)
  • With the type of inside knowledge this directory of skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts gives, one is less likely to receive a chilly reception. (prweb.com)
  • If business at Vankoo, an indoor ski school, in Shanghai's north is anything to go by President Xi Jinping's mission to create a nation of winter sports enthusiasts by 2022 is being taken seriously. (afr.com)
  • Skiing is a major travelling activity with many enthusiasts, occasionally known as "ski bums," planning entire vacations around skiing at a particular location. (wikitravel.org)
  • A downhill ski boot (1), the upper (3) of which has a front collar (4) and a rear cap (5) placed mutually around an axis (6). (google.com)
  • If you visit Åre during the dark winter months, you can enjoy the unique experience that is Swedish night skiing. (volvocars.com)
  • But Åre offers much more than simply thrilling skiing and scenery. (volvocars.com)
  • His trick is called a ''switch, right-triple 1260 Japan,'' which means he skis backward into the jump, turns to his right, then whips out three head-over-heels flips while grabbing a ski and whirring through 3 1/2 revolutions of spin. (yahoo.com)
  • Fancy Skiing' is a series of games developed by Hash Technology, which has been welcomed by players around the world. (steampowered.com)
  • Compared to the earliest version "Fancy Skiing VR", 'Fancy Skiing: Speed' has been made some changes, added a level mode, and set up a world. (steampowered.com)
  • after all, no matter how fancy or expensive the equipment, skis are still only a variation of the boards miners and other backcountry types strapped on for fun a century ago. (csmonitor.com)
  • The sport requires sufficient area on a smooth stretch of water, one or two skis, a tow boat with tow rope, three people (depending on state boating laws), and a personal flotation device . (wikipedia.org)
  • Putting a snowmaking plant in a Banana Belt ski area is a little bit like J. P. Morgan and his yacht -- if you have to worry about the cost, you'd better not open the ski area. (washingtonpost.com)
  • The house and property are close to Bethel's town center, as well as within 30 minutes of nearby attractions and destinations such as Woodstock, Killington ski area, Montpellier, the famous Rt-100, and countless other places and drives. (vrbo.com)
  • 2. Explain the procedures use to report an accident to your local ski patrol at the area you usually ski. (meritbadge.org)
  • A Tri Area ski pass gives you access to all 3 regions. (klm.com)
  • There has been mechanized skiing in Jackson, WY for almost 80 years, but a century before that, the area was settled by trappers and has always been inseparable from cowboy and ranch culture. (forbes.com)
  • After spending a glorious morning surfing at Hobuck Beach I headed out to the Hurricane Ridge ski area. (seattlepi.com)
  • As you might know, one of my Bucket List goals is skiing/riding at every ski area in Washington state. (seattlepi.com)
  • Ski under bright lights in the largest night skiing area in Western Canada! (bigwhite.com)
  • So, just 30 or so kilometres south of Bursa, you find yourself on the edge of a skiing area covering 28 km of runs at an altitude of between 1,767 and 2,322 m. (airfrance.com)
  • When Baldy was the only area operating in March/April, I wore an N95 any time I wasn't actually skiing. (tetongravity.com)
  • Benny Wu, the chief executive of ski industry consultancy Carving Ski, says the fast-growing industry is starved of investors who understand the industry, as well as staff such as ski instructors. (afr.com)
  • If you have never skied before but would like to learn there is no shortage of ski schools and on site instructors for you to learn from. (bellaonline.com)
  • Joss Christensen of the United States competes in the men's ski slopestyle qualifying at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (yahoo.com)
  • Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper swept the podium for the United States on Thursday in slopestyle skiing, each throwing down versions of their sport's vaunted triple-cork jump to capture one of the rarest triples of all: gold, silver and bronze. (yahoo.com)
  • Water skiing (also waterskiing or water-skiing ) is a surface water sport in which an individual is pulled behind a boat or a cable ski installation over a body of water , skimming the surface on two skis or one ski. (wikipedia.org)
  • Until the mid-19th century skiing was primarily used for transport, and since then has become a recreation and sport. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cross-country: The sport encompasses a variety of formats for cross-country skiing races over courses of varying lengths. (wikipedia.org)
  • Prepare for the cross-country skiing season with these 1-hour informative sessions that include Ski Waxing, Cross-Country Gear, Nutrition, and Sport Psychology and Motivation. (ucalgary.ca)
  • The Utah Water Ski Association (UTWSA) is an USA Water Ski Association affiliated organization that is dedicated to promoting, supporting, and educating all organized disciplines in the sport of water skiing in the State of Utah. (google.com)
  • Another interest of UTWSA is in promoting and holding events put on by different sport divisions: 3 event, Show Skiing, Barefooting, Wakeboarding, Collegiate, and Disabled skiing. (google.com)
  • All of the sport divisions of the UTWSA are affiliated and governed by the USA Water Ski Association that is the national governing body. (google.com)
  • The UTWSA tries to maintain representatives for each sport division on its UTWSA Board who keeps in contact with the USA Water Ski Association and stays updated with current info and regulations. (google.com)
  • Hobbies like skiing and snowboarding also require the ability to create a base foundation of skills and continue to build on it over time, to fine tune the precision required to continually participate in the sport without long term injury. (prweb.com)
  • Motivations of adults ran a gamut, from low-key recruitment for water-ski clubs, to socializing with comrades, to achieving a moment of bravado that celebrates participation in the sport. (sfgate.com)
  • Alpine skiing, after all, flirts with speed and has attracted such a following that the pace of the industry is as fast as the sport itself. (csmonitor.com)
  • However, the industry that has grown up around skiing is more than mere sport and to its investors especially it is anything but silly. (csmonitor.com)
  • You should wear one any time you go skiing. (kidshealth.org)
  • ski school starts from the age of three, a time when they know no fear. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Register for a ski lesson (module B, C or D) and at the same time, book your hassle-free transportation to Kananaskis Country. (ucalgary.ca)
  • The loss of an hour because of the time change is another factor which makes it almost impossible to do any skiing on the first day of your holiday. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Some people use overnight trains as a way of getting eight days of skiing, and reducing time lost while travelling. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • But that's not to say the non-skiing time is wasted: for most winter travelers, the ski vacation is it a complete experience combining turns with lunch, dinner, après cocktails and nightlife, while for many things like spa treatments, shopping or off-piste adventures are also high on the list. (forbes.com)
  • The best way to dress for skiing is to focus on one layer of clothing at a time. (wikihow.com)
  • Since the beginning of the Turin Olympics, I have spent my time in front of the screen with a special interest in Alpine skiing, of course. (theage.com.au)
  • Nationalism is also driving the sudden interest in skiing after Mr Xi pledged to get 300 million Chinese involved in winter sports in time for the Beijing Winter Olympics. (afr.com)
  • Analyse your performance with the detailed ski journal (distance, time, max speed, average speed. (apple.com)
  • Do not ski any terrain that is above your skill level and pay attention to all signs and Ski Patrol instructions. (wikitravel.org)
  • She initially appeared fine and joked about the fall, but the ski patrol insisted she see a doctor. (go.com)
  • She was accompanied by an experienced ski instructor who immediately called the ski patrol. (go.com)
  • As an additional precautionary measure, the ski instructor as well as the ski patrol accompanied Mrs. Richardson to her hotel," the statement continued. (go.com)
  • As the sun peeks over the mountains into valleys around Khom, Namujel, 13, races his horse-hide skis against his neighbor and friend Mieergenku, 12, who is using modern skis. (reuters.com)
  • In Cadillac Michigan you can find Caberfae Peaks, which boasts some of the best skiing and snowboarding values in the state. (bellaonline.com)
  • However the country's lasting position on the UK government's travel corridor list, and the removal of all the Alpine nations, makes it the only of the skiing destinations open to UK visitors without the need to quarantine at either end - now is the perfect opportunity to find out what you've been missing. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • At the best ski destinations, the non-skiing choices are endless, as are dining, drinking and lodging options. (forbes.com)
  • In 1909, Åre's crowning glory - the alpine ski village - was founded and Åre's position as one of Sweden's top tourist destinations was assured. (volvocars.com)
  • During the 1985/1986 and 1986/1987 skiing seasons, the Televisió de Catalunya TV3 aired a 20-min weekly program about winter sports every Thursday evening. (astm.org)
  • Some of the most popular skiing locations in India are Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir , Solang in Himachal Pradesh and Auli in Uttarakhand . (wikipedia.org)
  • Snowboarding is an activity that is very popular with people who do not feel that regular skiing is lethal enough. (prweb.com)
  • Apart from skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing (riding on a type of sled) are popular activities here. (incredibleindia.org)
  • In the past, the ski industry was not so popular, not so good. (afr.com)
  • The American Water Ski Association, founded in 1939, held the first national championships that year. (infoplease.com)
  • An accommodation building and a garage weighing over 50 tons are mounted on skis and towed each year to a new position. (sterling-adventures.co.uk)
  • I know this is way late for a response, but for future inquiries, we have had our first experience skiing in VT (and New England) this year and can give you our opinion on how it compares to out west. (tripadvisor.co.uk)
  • For much of the year, skiing is the only way to get around Khom, a village of wooden cabins heated by earthen stoves, five hours' drive from the nearest major town in the northern Altay region of Xinjiang. (reuters.com)
  • One of the ideas/goals for this year was to ski at as many ski areas in Washington state as possible. (seattlepi.com)
  • The year before the 1936 Olympics, I went to ski in Garmisch and I had the misfortune of breaking a ski. (theage.com.au)
  • With up to 2,000 students a year learning to ski through this company I am very much looking forward to seeing them develop their skiing, their personal and social skills and to learn about a new culture and an environment different to their own. (prweb.com)
  • A family friend of R&B star Usher is under investigation after the singer's 11-year-old stepson was left reportedly brain dead last week during a jet ski accident while swimming in a Georgia lake. (yahoo.com)