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2010-11-15 10:28:00

CLARKSTON, Mich., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) wants to give Michigan kids an opportunity to get out, have fun and get healthy this winter. This is why MSIA has established a statewide program, which provides every fourth grader in Michigan the opportunity to ski for free. Fourth graders can obtain a "Cold is Cool" Ski & Ride Passport that gives them up to three free lift tickets or trail passes at 20 participating ski areas. The...

2010-10-26 15:20:00

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Oakley, Inc. today announced that Lindsey Vonn, the most dominant female skier in the world, has chosen to rely on the premium technologies of Oakley goggles and sunglasses to further her extraordinary skiing career. A devotee of Oakley performance and style, Vonn will be joining the company's global women's eyewear team. With Lindsey's World Championship titles, World Cup victories and Olympic gold, the partnership pairs the best in women's...

2010-10-19 01:00:00

KUUSAMO, Finland, October 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ruka ski resort in Finnish Lapland opened the ski season yesterday, 18th October 2010. Ruka has been the first resort in Europe to open its ski slopes for the past 10 years, offering unmatched snow security through the season. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/prne/rukakeskus/46295/ Ruka is Finland's most popular ski resort, located in Northern Finland, only 30 km from the...

2010-10-15 09:00:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, and BROOMFIELD, Colo., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines and Vail Resorts announced today they have partnered to offer exclusive deals to all Epic Pass, Epic 7-Pack and Summit Pass holders, as well as an exciting opportunity to win a truly epic ski prize. The deals, combined with a new sweepstakes from American, help showcase the perfect combination of unlimited skiing/riding, plus the extensive service operated by American and American Eagle to Vail, Denver and...

2010-10-06 18:16:00

BOSTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Putnam Investments today announced it will become the exclusive mutual fund sponsor of the U.S. Ski Team and sponsor of U.S. Snowboarding, supporting U.S. athletes in the sports of alpine, freestyle and cross-country skiing, ski jumping, snowboarding and Nordic combined. The U.S. Ski Team and U.S. Snowboarding athletes have been increasingly successful in the Winter Olympic Games and other international competitions in recent years, and Putnam's sponsorship,...

2010-09-21 06:00:00

ASPEN, Colo., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Ski.com (http://www.ski.com), North America's largest provider of mountain vacations, today announced an exclusive partnership with Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH), the world's largest heli-skiing operator. For the first time in their 45-year history, CMH is working directly with a travel provider based in the United States. Through this new relationship, travelers can use Ski.com to book four- to seven-day CMH heli-skiing trips in British Columbia...

2010-09-17 11:48:00

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Ski Logik, a new ski manufacturer of unusual skis, is winning awards and recognition with its debut line of skis. Introduced at the SIA Snow Show in January, Ski Logik gained immediate attention and won an innovation award due to the beautiful art on each pair that is handcrafted with wood veneer inlays. Now the company has surprised industry observers by testing higher in performance than established ski brands. Freeskier Magazine's on-snow...

2010-09-14 07:00:00

675 Riders Make A Positive Difference For Those With SCI BURLINGTON, Vt., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 5th annual Kelly Brush Century Ride drew 675 riders and raised $275,000 for spinal cord injury prevention and research on Saturday. The ride, which began and ended at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vt. included 23 participants using hand cycles. "We are absolutely thrilled to see such strong support for the foundation and our mission," said Charlie Brush, Kelly Brush...

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2010-09-07 10:15:00

Sports injuries and illnesses during the Winter Olympic Games At least one in 10 athletes sustained an injury and a further one in 14 fell ill during the 2010 Winter Olympics, held in Canada, reveals research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Relatively little is known about the injury rate during winter Olympics, say the authors, especially as many of the competitive events, such as snowboarding and freestyle skiing, are fairly recent additions. And the findings, which are...

2010-06-14 17:58:03

Both recreational skiers and elite ski racers can forget about wax and scrape their skis with a steel tool instead. "Putting wax on modern skis is just as wrong as tarring a plastic boat," says Leonid Kuzmin. His research prompted a big debate a couple of years ago. Now his research has delved even deeper into the subject, and he is now defending his Doctoral Thesis at Mid Sweden University. In his dissertation one may also find some notice regarding the unhealthful consequences of ski wax. A...


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