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1. 
a. one of a pair of wood, metal, or plastic runners that are used for gliding over snow. Skis are commonly attached to shoes for sport, but may also be used as landing gear for aircraft, etc.
b. (as modifier): a ski boot
2. a water-ski
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i. A long, narrow runner of wood or metal, upturned at the front and projecting ahead of the landing gear to prevent nosing over. This rigid member used to be fitted in early airplanes.
ii. In helicopters, fixed tubular landing gear. The landing gear may be provided with auxiliary wheels to permit ground mobility. The helicopter, in this case, resorts to hover taxiing for movement on ground.
iii. A type of landing gear to permit aircraft to operate on snow and ice. Installation of skis may or may not involve removal of the wheels. Retractable skis have a slot in their bottom surfaces, so they can be pulled up enough for the wheels to protrude below the skis, enabling the aircraft to land on a hard surface on its wheels.
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For the trickier hockey stop, turn your skis quickly to the side, across the hill, and push your weight into the blade of the downhill ski.
Management of facilities and downhill ski slopes falling in the ski-Sellata Mount Airy in the municipalities of Abriola (PZ) and the Stone of Castalda (PCS) - Management of ropeways (ski lifts and chair lift), worn furniture, infrastructure the housing means and stores, equipment rooms, ticket offices, freight ski hut ski slopes.
I love skiing and taking part in competitions - I'm hoping to do well in the downhill ski race.
According to Cliff Brown, associate professor of sociology at the University of New Hampshire, the state had about 65 downhill ski areas in the 1970s.
You can downhill ski for just a day on weekends ($100); five-day package ($750 to $950) includes skiing, lodging, and all meals.
Rather than just the downhill ski, both skis can be used in turns.
It's the occasion skiers all over the Great Lakes region have been waiting for -- the first downhill ski runs are open for the season in Michigan.
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The randonee/AT system uses plastic boots similar to downhill ski boots.
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A basic package of skis, boots and poles will set you back about $225, less than the cost of most downhill ski boots alone.