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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China to use genetic screening ahead of 2022 Games In a move directly out of Rocky IV, Chinese athletes will undergo intensive genetic screening ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games to determine "speed, endurance, and explosive force," according to a Newsweek report. This testing could ultimately be a factor in selecting an Olympic Team,
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September is a strange time for skiers. Ski season is seemingly just around the corner, yet too far away to start counting down the days, and with temperatures still peaking in the mid-80s and 90s across ski country, worries arise that winter might still be far off. Thankfully, September also brings about the arrival of
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Turning on the spigot to fill a large metal pot of water at the Eiseman Hut, I was thirsty and just assumed it was clean. The 10-mile skin into the 11,180-foot backcountry lodge left me high and dry while carrying supplies for the week. The water had been boiled atop the wood stove and of
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Aspen Skiing Company recently unrolled a new activism campaign, Give A Flake, which invites skiers and non-skiers alike to speak out against climate change inaction, with the launch of a variety of online tools helping activists to easily contact their elected officials. However you lean, with a click of a button on the Give A
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Ski guide and legend arrested for removing deer stands Legendary skier, mountain guide, and author Andrew McClean and his wife Polly are facing felony charges after they were allegedly caught stealing two hunters' deer stands and a trail camera in Utah's Wasatch Mountains. There has been animosity between skiers and backpackers toward hunters over the
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Having a utilitarian technical hoody for when the temps finally dip into their autumn breeze is essential. Be it an early morning ride or late afternoon jaunt into the mountains, the fall is all about layering. The best ones against the skin should wick away moisture, dry quickly, and keep you warm should you get caught out
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VIDEO: Adaptive skier crushes FWQ on one ski Patrick Daniel Halgren made us all feel a bit more human this week after absolutely annihilating the Freeride World Qualifier in New Zealand--on one ski. The adaptive athlete from the U.S. currently resides in Kiwiland, and decided to remind us just how hard adaptive athletes are charging
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ALERT: Travel and ski the world. Who wants in? Looks like ski dreams could become sweet powder reality for one lucky shredmeister this season. Ski.com and Epic Pass have announced that they will team up in 2018-2019, offering what they are calling the Epic Dream Job, a 2018-2019 season position that basically requires you to
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Chamonix cable car goes up in flames Tragic news out of France's steep skiing Mecca this week, as Chamonix's Grant Montets cable car caught fire during routine maintenance. Not only did the flames destroy the lift's Mognan Station, they also the lift's high-tension wires, sending at least one cabin crashing to the ground. No one
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Sean Pettit was on the scene as soon as he was tall enough to ride the Whistler park, and he's been among the best skiers in the world longer than he's had a drivers license. So when a skier who helped define a decade of freeriding casually switched to snowboarding, he raised a few eyebrows.
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The German speed team has been shining all winter and it's athletes all scored career best performances. One of it's members didn't have the best predispositions to become a ski racer but worked his way to the top: it's Andreas Sander.
With the first World Cup competition of 2018/2019 in the books that saw Elena Gaskell (CAN) and Andri Ragettli (SUI) finishing with top scores and brining home big victories, let's take a look at some of the highlights from the past weekend.
If you're a skier, you've probably heard the term El Niño before. The legendary weather condition has been proven to be kind to North American skiers by producing prodigious snowfall, especially in the Southern Rockies. During the last El Niño year, in 2016, Silverton, Colorado, had received over 160 inches of snow by early December,
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The first FIS Freeski big air World Cup of the 2018/2019 season went down on Friday at Cardrona Alpine Resort with Canada’s Elena Gaskell and Switzerland’s Andrii Ragettli claiming huge victories to wrap up two weeks of freeski action at the Audi quattro Winter Games New Zealand.
For more than 80 years, Hestra has been crafting leather gloves and mittens to keep skiers' hands warm and responsive out on the hill. If you've ever gulped at the price tag and ponied up anyway, you know you pay for what you get. But in coming months, consumers might see a 25 percent increase
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Alterra Mountain Company has been on quite the roll lately, adding eight new destinations to the Ikon Pass last week and today announcing the planned acquisition of Washington’s Crystal Mountain. Now with the news about Crystal Mountain, Alterra has officially added nine new destinations to the Ikon Pass for the 2018-19 season in the past
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