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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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2010-01-10 09:35:00

You couldn't have asked for a better day for a competition. It's minus five degrees, the sun's shining and there's not a breath of wind. The snow's perfect and the biathlete's in top form. He's one of the best "“ he can win the race. Often there's only a few thousandths of a second between the victor and the vanquished, so the gliding ability of his skis is very important. And this depends on several factors, not least whether the wax mixture he's applied suits the particular type of...

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2010-01-10 09:30:00

The inviting expanse of shimmering snow contrasts with the benign blue sky above. The ski instructor briefly goes over the planned run, his first charge glides off into the distance...and sets off a slab avalanche. The group all look on helplessly as their friend is buried under a wall of snow. Bernhard Budaker of the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA knows this kind of scenario is all too common. But researchers at the Institute recently developed a new...

2010-01-05 06:00:00

ASPEN, Colo., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Ski.com (http://www.ski.com), North America's largest provider of mountain vacations, today introduced their powerful Ski Flex (http://www.ski.com/skiflex) tool which enables users to search through up to 60 days worth of lodging rates or lodging and lift ticket package pricing to find the travel dates and price that work best for them. Ski Flex is perfect for skiers and riders with flexible travel dates because it helps them find the best deal on...

2009-12-07 09:00:00

CLARKSTON, Mich., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) wants to give Michigan kids an opportunity to get out, have fun and get healthy this winter and has established a statewide program, which provides every fourth grader in Michigan the opportunity to ski for free. Endorsed by Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, fourth graders can obtain a "Cold is Cool" Ski & Ride Passport that gives them up to three free lift tickets or trail passes at 21...

2009-10-30 12:06:00

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Winter has officially hit Breckenridge with non-stop snow over the last four days, and that can mean only one thing - Ski Season! With the opening of the Breckenridge Ski Resort on November 12, winter welcomes unique events and activities to the quaint Victorian town. Whether you are planning a vacation to celebrate the holiday season or a spring break ski adventure, Breckenridge offers events, activities and packages to wow visitors throughout...

2009-10-23 13:20:00

BASILDON, England, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- AA Travel Insurance is concerned for millions of Brits who will hit the slopes this season without winter sports holiday insurance. With an increase in the numbers of severe ski and board accidents, it is absolutely vital to have winter sports insurance, warns Europe's biggest ski magazine, the Good Ski Guide. The Guide, in an exclusive expose, highlights in particular the increase in the numbers of skier-on-skier personal collisions, and...

2009-10-19 14:05:00

LONDON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the last two decades, knee injuries have been on the rise among skiers in the French Alps. It is more likely for downhill skiers to experience a lower extremity injury than any other type of injury, whether due to a fall or a collision. According to the British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma Association, knee injuries rose from a mere nine percent to a whopping 28 percent during the years from 1994 to 2004. An increase in the use of helmets during skiing...

2009-10-12 06:45:00

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Ski Dazzle LLC, the producer of the Nation's Largest Consumer Ski & Snowboard Shows for over 30 years, announces The 2009 Rail Jam Tour, with Open Amateur Rail Jam Contests and introductory park lessons at the Ski Dazzle Shows in Los Angeles, Chicago, the Bay area and Sacramento. Ski Dazzle invites all team riders from resorts and manufacturers to participate in the rail jam series. THE 2009 SKI DAZZLE RAIL JAM TOUR - FOUR CITY...

2009-09-24 20:37:55

Bode Miller, who cut ties with the U.S. skiing team three years ago, announced Thursday he was rejoining the squad in time for the Vancouver Olympics. Miller, a two-time overall world champion and the winner of two silver medals at the Salt Lake City Games in 2002, had been skiing without support from the American federation since he left the team following the 2006 Olympics in Turin. U.S. Alpine Ski Coach Sasha Rearick said Miller recently contacted him and expressed the desire to rejoin the...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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