Skiing is a mode of transport, recreational activity and competitive winter sport in which the participant uses skis to glide on snow. Many types of competitive skiing events are recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and the International Ski Federation.
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Ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, the POW Action Fund will provide the training and tools for outdoor sports enthusiasts, athletes and business leaders to become effective climate policy advocates and an empowered voting bloc. Building upon Protect Our Winters’ decade of climate leadership in the outdoor sports community, today the Protect Our Winters Action
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David Wise went home from the ESPY Awards Wednesday in Los Angeles with some new hardware after winning Best Male Action Sports Athlete. Wise, who won his second consecutive Olympic halfpipe gold at Pyeongchang, was also nominated for Best Male Olympian this year, an award that ultimately went to snowboarder Shaun White. Related: Read our
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Ski worker's widow stiffed for man's legal marijuana use It's a sticky situation at best, but one Colorado widow learned that her late husband's workers' compensation benefits will be halved by a Colorado ski resort after (legal) marijuana was found in his system at the time of his death. Erika Lee's husband, Adam Lee, was
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Blockbuster Alert: Is this Utah resort for real? We're in the guppy stages, but one resort hopes to leap to Big Fish status in the Utah powder pond. Nordic Valley, Ogden's 'other' resort, currently operates 140 acres and is proposing an upgrade to a casual 2,800-acre mega-resort that would include a nearly 5-mile gondola between
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Since 1993, the world's best athletes have gathered to celebrate the year's top athletic performances and victories, awarding ESPYs (which stands for Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) by popular fan vote. For athletes hailing from around the world competing at the highest level in sports ranging from bowling to basketball, taking home an ESPY is
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With Colorado annually averaging 300 days of sunshine, why all 26 ski resorts in the state aren’t fully or partially powered by solar energy asks a good question. This might be something we could see more of in the future, both in and out of Colorado (for example, Vail Resorts announced their Epic Promise program
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Joan Heaton would prefer we not mention her age in this article. "I feel that what I've done in the skiing world, I love that it's being paid attention to," she says. "I hate to think my age would have any effect on that. If people have any math skills, let them figure it out
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Indoor skiing--a popular phenomenon that has taken off across the world in the last decade--will soon make its debut in the States. Located in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Big SNOW America plans to open its slopes in March of 2019. With massive and successful snow-filled indoor skiing facilities calling countries like China, The Netherlands, and
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VIDEO: The Ski Addiction Taking Over New Zealand Ok, so addiction is not a laughing matter, but a crew of Kiwis has taken a humorous look at the ski obsession that is worth a watch. How do you get your fix? Is This Ski Resort RFID Beer Card the Future? Well, how could this possibly
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Is This Ski Resort RFID Beer Card the Future? Well, how could this possibly go wrong? The guys and gals over at Pour My Beer, a company specializing in automated beer-serving devices, has proposed integrating the system with RFID passes, allowing skiers the chance to pour their own beers at the mid-mountain lodge and automatically
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A teardrop trailer business is not the exit plan for most pro skiers. But it's certainly worked for Jen Hudak. Jen, a four-time national champion in the halfpipe, two-time world champion, and five-time time X-Games medalist, retired back in 2015 after eight knee surgeries and a realization there was more to life than skiing--and winning.
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By Matt McDonald If you've held a seasonal ski resort job you understand what it is to slide along the poverty line in a little corner of paradise that caters to the not-yous. Forget saving money. You need to score three more shifts this week to pay rent on Monday. Bills loom. If you stop
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Iran accuses Israel of stealing clouds and snow Well how about that for a neighborhood spat? This week, Iran's Civil Defense Organization stated its suspicion that Israel has taken an active role in climate change, stealing clouds and snow from their country. Iran is home to a handful of ski areas above 5,000 feet that
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