• slopes
  • Italians not only rise late to ski, enabling more punctual nationalities to enjoy the slopes to themselves in the morning, but they attach little importance to breakfast. (latimes.com)
  • Extreme Skiing frequently involves steep slopes, large drops off of cliff s, or difficult aerial maneuvers. (everything2.com)
  • Even to a regular at our "Banana Belt" slopes, the sight of these clearly defined ski runs traversing an otherwise snow-barren landscape can be startling. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Ski Apache is a ski resort in southern New Mexico , on the slopes of Sierra Blanca . (wikipedia.org)
  • The next generation of Cochrans has continued the racing tradition, placing six family members on the U.S. Ski Team, while Cochran's Ski Area has grown into a local winter recreation area with three lifts and eight slopes attracting a loyal contingent of children and families from around Vermont. (wikipedia.org)
  • Gordon T. "Mickey" Cochran (1924-1998) - An athlete, a soldier, an engineer, and a teacher all rolled into one, Mickey's talents added up to genius on the ski slopes. (wikipedia.org)
  • skier's
  • Children's skis are short - usually 110-150 centimetres (45-60 in) long - reflecting the skier's smaller size. (wikipedia.org)
  • Shoe skis are small 'skis' put on the foot that are only a few inches longer and wider than the skier's foot. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cable skiing is a way to water ski (or wakeboard), in which the skier's rope and handle are pulled by an electrically-driven cable, whereas traditionally a waterskier is pulled by a motorboat. (wikipedia.org)
  • steep
  • In 2001 Skiing, Ski and other magazines were sold to Time4 Media, a subsidiary of Time Inc.. By this time the traditional skiing magazines were facing steep competition from ski-related websites. (wikipedia.org)
  • jumps
  • Aerialists ski off 2-4 meter jumps, that propel them up to 6 meters in the air (which can be up to 20 meters above the landing height, given the landing slope). (wikipedia.org)
  • uphill
  • 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)
  • To perform an uphill turn one does the side slip method, but instead of shifting their weight over their skidding ski, they turn their skis upwards, which will cause them to stop. (wikipedia.org)
  • slalom
  • One run of each even like one run of Super-G and one run of Slalom skiing this is called a Super Combined. (wikipedia.org)
  • The word "slalom" is from the Morgedal/Seljord dialect of Norwegian slalåm: "sla," meaning slightly inclining hillside, and "låm," meaning track after skis. (wikipedia.org)
  • The 1866 "ski race" in Oslo was a combined cross-country, jumping and slalom competition. (wikipedia.org)
  • With the innovation of shaped skis around the turn of the 21st century, equipment used for slalom in international competition changed drastically. (wikipedia.org)
  • Over concern for the safety of athletes, the FIS began to set minimum ski lengths for international slalom competition. (wikipedia.org)
  • jump skis, for example, are longer than skis used in regular straight-line recreational skiing or competitive slalom and trick skiing. (wikipedia.org)
  • Marilyn Cochran Brown (born 1950) - member of the U.S. Ski Team (1967-74), 1969 World Cup giant slalom champion, 1970 World Championship bronze medalist in the combined, member of the 1972 US Olympic and 1974 World Championship teams, was three-time U.S. national champion. (wikipedia.org)
  • Her son Roger Brown was also a member of the U.S. Ski Team for two years after graduating with an engineering degree from Dartmouth ('04), where he was NCAA slalom champion in 2002 and a three-time All-American. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1987
  • The world's first commercial indoor ski slope operated from 1987 to 2005 at Mount Thebarton, in Adelaide, South Australia. (wikipedia.org)
  • Barefoot
  • Barefoot water skiing originated in Winter Haven, Florida. (wikipedia.org)
  • According to the Water Ski Hall of Fame, and witnesses of the event, 17-year-old A.G. Hancock became the first person ever to barefoot water ski in 1947. (wikipedia.org)
  • Throughout the 1950s, additional barefoot starting techniques were invented including the two-ski jump out, the beach start (invented by Ken Tibado in 1955), and the deep water start (invented by Joe Cash in 1958). (wikipedia.org)
  • The tumble-turn maneuver was 'invented' by accident during a double barefoot routine in 1960 when Terry Vance fell onto his back during a step-off and partner Don Thomson (still on his skis) spun him around forward, enabling Vance to regain a standing posture. (wikipedia.org)
  • powder
  • Travelers may base their entire holiday on skiing, sometimes in search of the perfect powder snow, sometimes simply for the mountain air, most in search of that moment of euphoria that only skiing can provide. (wikitravel.org)
  • Modern alpine skis are shaped to enable carve turning, and have evolved significantly since the 1980s, such as, Powder skis, Freestyle skis, All-Mountain skis, Kids skis and more. (wikipedia.org)
  • Powder skis are usually used when there is a large amount of fresh snow. (wikipedia.org)
  • All Mountain skis are built to do a little bit of everything, they can be used in fresh snow (powder) or used when skiing groomers. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1950s
  • In the early 1950s, when cross-country skiing started to evolve to a serious competition sport, the necessity for good summer training grew. (wikipedia.org)
  • Aerial skiing was popularized in the 1950s by Olympic gold medalist Stein Eriksen. (wikipedia.org)
  • However at least one prior cable skiing facility was in operation in Helsinki during the 1950s, and it was claimed to be the first in the world. (wikipedia.org)
  • sideways
  • The oldest and still common form of alpine ski turn is the stem, turning the front of the skis sideways from the body so they form an angle against the direction of travel. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2000
  • Ski ballet (later renamed acroski) was a competitive discipline until the International Ski Federation ceased all formal competition of this event after 2000. (wikipedia.org)
  • smoothly
  • Finally I asked my guide, Claudio, how he manages to ski so smoothly when he can't see where he is going. (latimes.com)
  • glide
  • 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)
  • Skiing can be a means of transport, a recreational activity or a competitive winter sport in which the participant uses skis to glide on snow. (wikipedia.org)
  • International Orienteeri
  • It also encompasses cross-country ski marathon events, sanctioned by the Worldloppet Ski Federation, and cross-country ski orienteering events, sanctioned by the International Orienteering Federation, and biathlon a combination of cross-country and shooting. (wikipedia.org)
  • heel
  • Oftentimes the heel is attached to the front of the binding by a hinged cable, which holds the ski boot firmly in the binding. (wikipedia.org)
  • sport
  • 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)
  • Yak skiing is a sport practiced in the Indian hill resort of Manali, Himachal Pradesh as a tourist attraction. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Night skiing is the sport of skiing or snowboarding after sundown, offered at many ski resorts and mountains. (wikipedia.org)
  • It was a demonstration sport in freestyle skiing at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. (wikipedia.org)
  • First created as a summer training exercise, roller skiing has now grown into a competitive sport in its own right. (wikipedia.org)
  • The growth of the roller ski sport attracted the notice of the International Ski Federation, or FIS (Federation Internationale de Ski). (wikipedia.org)
  • The International Ski Federation (FIS) recognized freestyle skiing as a sport in 1979 and brought in new regulations regarding certification of athletes and jump techniques in an effort to curb the dangerous elements of the competitions. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed
  • The modern cable skiing system was invented by a German engineer Bruno Rixen, who built his first water ski cableway on a lake in Bordesholm, Germany, in 1959[citation needed]. (wikipedia.org)
  • World Cup
  • The first World Games were held in The Hague in 1993, and the first World Cup roller ski races later in the same year. (wikipedia.org)
  • trick ski
  • A trick ski is around 40 inches and wider than combo skis. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1961, Randy Rabe became the first backward barefooter by stepping off a trick ski backwards, a maneuver Dick Pope had first tried in 1950 but vowed never to try again after a painful fall. (wikipedia.org)
  • equipment
  • 4. Show your ability to select, use, and repair, if necessary, the correct equipment for ski touring in safety and comfort. (meritbadge.org)
  • 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)
  • Equipment required includes a ski helmet, ski goggles, and gloves all to protect against the trees and underbrush. (wikipedia.org)
  • shorter
  • The downside of the shorter skis was that athletes found that recoveries were more difficult with a smaller platform underfoot. (wikipedia.org)
  • resort
  • In nearby Courmayeur, Italy's best all-around ski resort, it is easy to be dispirited upon awakening, for a vaporous cloud often enters the valley and envelops the township. (latimes.com)
  • Snowmaking is "absolutely essential," says Lars Skylling, ski area director at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Champion, Pa. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Ski Apache is the only ski resort in New Mexico with its own gondola lift . (wikipedia.org)
  • This article about a ski area or resort is a stub . (wikipedia.org)
  • Japan Sayama ski resort, Tokorozawa Lithuania Snow Arena, Druskininkai Netherlands SnowWorld, Landgraaf with a total of 35,000 m² of snow. (wikipedia.org)
  • lifts
  • Ski Apache has nine lifts including one gondola lift , three Quad Chairlifts, and four triple chairlifts. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is typically practiced at ski resorts which provide services such as ski lifts, artificial snow making and grooming, first aid, and restaurants. (wikipedia.org)
  • resorts
  • 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)
  • Larger alpine skiing resorts will most likely have some marked tracks and a rental shop available to the public. (wikitravel.org)
  • Built in a state without any ski resorts, it was likely the world's first indoor ski slope on artificial snow. (wikipedia.org)
  • edges
  • I have found that the technique for x-country skiing bears no resemblance to ski-mountaineering on wider skis with edges and skins, and some of us have picked it up better than others. (sterling-adventures.co.uk)
  • Winter Olympics
  • In addition to raising four children who competed in the Winter Olympics, Ginny managed the ski area until her death in 2005 at age 76. (wikipedia.org)
  • rope
  • Handles and ropes - Normally a handled rope is used but may be optionally replaced with a ski boom (see below). (wikipedia.org)