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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.
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.
Highway 40, right next to Steamboat's downhill ski area.
Nashoba's Jenna Peabody picked up her first Grand Slalom win of the season during last Thursday's downhill ski meet at Nashoba Valley.
The trainee fighter pilot will fly the flag in Great Britain's downhill ski team next month in Turin.
Ten-person snowcat goes to downhill ski sites, or you can follow a cross-country guide for day outings or hut-to-hut tours.
Contract notice: Providing electricity for downhill ski resorts champsaur slipped 3 > 36kva.
Contract notice: Granting of services for the 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 (pz) - cig: 5966229fe8.
Rather than just the downhill ski, both skis can be used in turns.
Vehicle 1:- Snow tracked vehicle for the treatment of moderate to severe downhill ski slopes and snow park with front adjustment Multi-position blade with an extended range of extreme positions to work in the park, combined belts and rear flexible cutter with screed with an extended range of extreme positions to work in the park.
In Torino, GE is helping to make the Olympic Games sports medicine facilities the most technologically advanced in Games history by providing LOGIQ Book XP portable ultrasound systems to medical staff at hospitals in Torino, Susa, and Pinerolo, and a mobile magnetic resonance (MR) unit in the mountains of Sestriere, the site of the downhill ski competitions.