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  • My Left Ski
    501 words
    Thin air encompasses me as I commence the final day of skiing at Vail, Colorado. Seven days of skiing elapse rather painlessly; I fall occasionally but an evening in the Jacuzzi soothes my minor aches. Closing time approaches on the final day of our trip as I prepare myself for the final run of the vacation. Fresh off the ski lift, I coast toward the junction of trails on the unoccupied expert face of the mountain. After a moment of thought, I confidently select a narrow trail so steep that only...
  • Classic Ski Mountain
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    Types of Skiing Downhill Skiing In Downhill skiing, competitors take a "set course from start to finish". They take turns racing and each run is timed. The person with the fastest time wins. Downhill racers use ski poles to pick up speed at the start and for balance when they take turns. They try to keep there skis as close as possible to the snow. As he leaves the starting gate he activates an automatic timing mechanism. Downhill racing is the fastest Alpine ski racing sport. Champion skiers re...
  • Cross Country Skiing Cross Country
    888 words
    Cross-Country skiing is a sport and technique of traveling over snow-covered surfaces with the feet attached to long, narrow runners known as skis. The skis distribute the skier's weight over a larger area, preventing the skier from sinking into the snow. Three kinds of skiing have developed: Alpine, Nordic, and Freestyle. Alpine, or downhill, skiing is movement down steep slopes; in races, victory is decided by elapsed time. Nordic, or Cross-Country, skiing, is movement over relatively level su...
  • Ski Poles And Bindings
    495 words
    SKIING Skiing is a competitive sport, recreation, and a way of travel. Skiing is a leading winter sport and there are many events in which you use skis. When skiing you are traveling on long, narrow runners gliding on the snow. Skiing was developed in the 19th century by farmers in Norway for fun. After the automatic ski lift was developed, the sport grew all over the world. The equipment used in skiing are skis, boots, ski poles and bindings. The skis are made of fiberglass, plastic, metal, or ...
  • Radio Play
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    The Fire On The Snow Why Was It Such A Success As A Radio Play? The fire on the snow set in the depths of Antarctica where five men were to defeat history in a race to the pole. This radio play is one of the finest radio plays ever made in Australia and has the history written down everywhere in it. The play was about carving the way into to history by exploring Antarctica like men explored the sea in the 18th century. I believe that this radio play had such success due to the fact that five men...

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