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  • Ski And Snowboard Lessons
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    The ski industry has been around since the beginning of the century. Since that time the retailing industry of the ski world has been on a steady increase. At the beginning of this decade the increase began to skyrocket. However, skiing was not the reason for the growth. The reason for the dramatic increase in industry sales in the retail world of skiing was due to snowboarding. By now almost everyone in the country has either seen a snowboard, ridden one, or knows someone who has. The purpose o...
  • 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...
  • Good Pair Of Ski Socks
    745 words
    So, you have decided to go snow skiing! Do you know what to do What to wear Where to go This article attempts to answer those questions and more. If you have never skied before and have time to prepare. One thing I would suggest is to watch a ski video. Warren Miller as produced a good educational video called Learn to Ski Better. It explains the basics of skiing and will get you thinking about the skills you will need to become a good skier. You can order this video at Pete and Ed Books. Click ...
  • Peak In Peak Ski Resort
    417 words
    Snowboarding can be an energizing, invigorating experience and I think that everyone who likes skateboarding should give it a try. Snowboarding is very similar to skateboarding, the only differences are that you have to be strapped to the board and you need snow. The only type of equipment you need to snowboard is a snowboard and warm clothes. Snowboarding can be done at any ski resort and is growing in popularity. On my nineteenth birthday I decided that I wanted to go to Peak-in-Peak ski resor...
  • Avalanche During Ski Hours
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    Avalanches are massive downward and outward movements of snow and ice as well as soil and rocks. Three main factors that determine whether avalanches are likely to occur are the weather, the snowpack, and the terrain. The weather is the most important factor in determining if an avalanche will occur, but the other two factors need to be taken into consideration as well. Since ninety percent of all avalanches involve human subjects that trigger them, they are a major threat to life (McCafferty 38...

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