Latest skiing Stories

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2010-01-10 09:35:00

Anyone looking for optimal ski performance must first understand the laws of friction - that is why wax and ski coating manufacturers are counting on the expertise of researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM in Freiburg.

2010-01-10 09:30:00

Researchers at the Institute recently developed a new avalanche airbag system for ABS Peter Aschauer GmbH, in which an electronic unit ensures a ski instructor or friend of any similarly hapless individual can remotely trigger the airbag stowed in their backpack.

2009-12-07 09:00:00

CLARKSTON, Mich., Dec.

2009-10-30 12:06:00


Word of the Day
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".