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2009-01-30 08:00:00

GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Mt. Hood Skibowl, one of the oldest, consistently operated ski areas in the country, will mark its 80th year in operation by opening up its legendary ski jump hill to the public. "Come Fly with Us" is the theme for the Friday, Feb. 6 competitive ski jumping event to be followed by an awards ceremony and social. The Skibowl jump hill was originally developed by locals in 1928. By 1929, Skibowl gained wide-spread recognition after hosting an...

2009-01-19 13:59:00

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Courage Center's Ski and Snowboard Program (CCSS) is seeking participants for their 2nd annual Courage Cup on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009. All proceeds support skiers with disabilities by training of instructors and providing specialized ski equipment. The event, at Trollhaugen in Dresser, Wis., includes a ski race, raffle and silent auction to benefit CCSS. For $75, teams of three skiers are matched with a Courage Center adaptive skier for...

2009-01-13 13:19:00

BEMIDJI, Minn., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Courage Center's Ski and Snowboard Program (CCSS) seeks volunteers and students for their Buena Vista Adaptive Ski Program in Bemidji, Minn. Volunteers assist skiers with disabilities who are participating in a six-week adaptive ski program, Jan. 25-March 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. (no session over President's Day weekend). The cost to skiers is $100. Volunteer instructors are also being recruited and are required to participate in a training...

2009-01-12 06:00:00

Former Collegiate Skier A Model Of Perseverance, Poise BURLINGTON, Vt., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former collegiate ski racer and 2008 Middlebury College graduate Kelly Brush has been recognized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association for her courage and determination in overcoming adversity granting her the prestigious Inspiration Award. Brush was paralyzed in a ski racing accident while competing for Middlebury College in 2006. She returned to Middlebury, graduated...

2009-01-07 07:00:00

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- SnowSports Industries America (SIA) released information from their SnowSports Consumer Panel. Overall, skiers and riders are concerned about the economy but they will participate as they always do, particularly if the snow continues to fall. Research shows that snowfall is a much better predictor of participation and sales than the economy. Despite economic and logistical barriers, so far this season the snow is excellent and snow sports sales of...

2009-01-06 14:30:00

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- While the overall retail market struggled to make it into the black after Thanksgiving, the snow sports market remained healthy with 3% growth according to SnowSports Industries America's (SIA) exclusive research. August to November snow sports sales surpassed $917 million as the overall retail market faltered in the recession's nadir. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080509/AQF019LOGO-a) "Retail trade sales were down 2.0...

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2008-12-30 14:37:00

Results of a new study indicate that otherwise healthy older children and adolescents who visit high-altitude destinations may develop acute mountain sickness in the first few days after they arrive. However, the study team reported in the journal Pediatrics that their symptoms are apt to be relatively mild, including mainly headache, nausea, fatigue, dizziness and trouble sleeping and will resolve rapidly. Dr. Jonathan Bloch from University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland and colleagues...

2008-12-18 11:27:00

MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-two states and more than two hundred ski and snowboard resorts are hosting learning programs during January 2009 -- Learn a Snow Sport Month. It's the first time that this many organizations have collaborated on the initiative. Children and adults who want to learn a snow sport or want to improve their skills are encouraged to take a lesson from a professional ski or snowboard instructor who is trained to teach proper technique. A listing of...

2008-09-09 06:00:09

By Shan Ross MICK Jagger, who qualified for his OAP bus pass in July, spends months undergoing gruelling exercise regimes before strutting his stuff on his sell-out world tours. And now pensioners in a Highland village keen to emulate Jagger's Jumpin' Jack Flash athleticism can do so for free at Scotland's first playpark for senior citizens. The outdoor xerscape fitness suite in a playpark in Cromarty on the Black Isle contains equipment including a skiing machine, space walker, body...

2008-07-29 15:00:42

By Howard Weiss-Tisman, Brattleboro Reformer, Vt. Jul. 29--BRATTLEBORO -- A proposed ban on water skiing on the Retreat Meadows will be the focus of a public hearing scheduled for tonight by the Vermont Water Resources Panel. The four-member panel, which considers changes to the state's rules on how public waters are managed, will hold the hearing at 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Brattleboro Area Middle School. Critics and supporters of the proposed rule will be allowed to submit...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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