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2010-05-11 09:30:00

MARTINSVILLE, N.J., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The following ski season commentary is offered by Condor Capital President and Founder Ken Schapiro: Despite fears about a weak ski season courtesy of the nation's economic woes, resorts generally saw improved performance across the country, a welcome reprieve from last year's across the board double digit declines. In fact, the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) recently released a preliminary report indicating the U.S. ski industry recorded...

2010-04-28 12:48:00

BROOMFIELD, Colo., April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) announced today that all Vail Resorts Epic Pass(TM) holders including new and renewing Epic Pass purchasers for the 2010-2011 ski and snowboard season can now continue their epic winter season through the summer - in the Southern Hemisphere - with free and unrestricted skiing and snowboarding at Las Lenas Resort in Argentina when staying at select hotel properties in Las Lenas. "The Epic Season Pass...

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2010-04-20 09:05:00

For people who would like to be better skiers and enjoy the sport more, Montana State University professor John Seifert has some tips. Seifert, a health and human development professor, and a handful of MSU students regularly conduct a variety of skiing-related research, often at Bridger Bowl, the local ski hill just north of town. Together, they search for the answers to many questions, such as "Do sports and energy drinks help people perform better?" "What gear performs the best in various...

2010-03-08 14:44:00

DENVER, March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Colorado's sunny days, legendary spring skiing, festivals and special events make it an ideal spring break vacation destination. This year, Colorado's resorts are offering special deals on lodging, lift tickets and more. Below are just a few ways to enjoy spring in Colorado. For a complete list of packages, visit www.HotDealsColorado.com. Dynamite Deals Friends and Family Fly Free to Gunnison/Crested Butte. When traveling by air to the Gunnison-Crested...

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2010-02-17 13:55:00

Too many skiers, snowboarders and resorts are putting fashion before safety TORONTO, On -- While the world's best skiers and snowboarders at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games compete with helmets on, many other skiers and snowboarders are choosing to forego this important piece of safety equipment. In fact, many skiers and snowboarders place fashion before safety, according to a commentary by a St. Michael's Hospital neurosurgeon published in the Journal of the American Medical...

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2010-02-16 10:25:00

For winter sports athletes, including Olympians competing in Vancouver this week, the altitude of the sports venue can have a significant impact on performance, requiring athletes in skill sports, such as figure skating, ski jumping and snowboarding, to retool highly technical moves to accommodate more or less air resistance. When considering the challenges and benefits of training and performing at sea level verses altitude, people often think of the effect altitude can have on oxygen...

2010-02-05 15:41:00

BOSTON, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- After 39 years of serving the outdoor sporting community, Ski Market is closing its doors for good. Going-out-of-business sales start this Saturday, February 6th, at all seven Ski Market stores located in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. "We would like to express our appreciation to all of our loyal customers for their many years of patronage," said Andrew Ferguson, President of Ski Market. "As a thank you, we are offering skiers and...

2010-01-27 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) THURSDAY, JANUARY 28: SKI LIFT Profile America -- Thursday, January 28th. Everyone who enjoys skiing owes a debt of gratitude to a man they probably haven't even heard of -- Robert Royce of Woodstock, Vermont. On this date in 1934, Royce set out to solve the problem of how to get back up the hill for...

2010-01-25 17:26:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- It was almost four years ago to this day that young Jessica Gregorie traveled from her home in San Francisco for a day of snowboarding with friends at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort. She never returned. Instead, her father, Dr. Dan Gregorie, received a phone call telling him that his 24-year-old daughter was fatally injured. "The ski resort was well aware of the hazards that led to my daughter's death," said Dr. Gregorie. "Had there been basic...

2010-01-19 16:18:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Courage Center's Ski and Snowboard Program (CCSS) is seeking participants for their third annual Courage Cup on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010. All proceeds support skiers with disabilities through training instructors and providing specialized equipment. The event, at Trollhaugen in Dresser, Wis., includes a ski race, raffle and silent auction to benefit CCSS. For $75, teams of three participants are matched with a Courage Center adaptive skier for the...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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