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ski

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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Left, the first step in taking a cross-country ski trek around the Mammoth Lakes Basin is getting fitted with proper equipment, which is overseen by instructor Marcia Mohun, far right.
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In addition to detailed discussions of gear, resorts and training, you'll find gems like the Boot Fitting Tutorial, a step-by-step guide to prepare you with basic information before you set foot in a ski store.
You can't just say we'll invite them to church, you have to be prepared to connect with them," said the archbishop, who (together with his wife, Joan Bubbs, and young daughter, Rachel) participates in two diocesan ski weekends each winter for Anglican youth.
Environmental Protection Agency and the Conservation Law Foundation, and ski areas representing about 70% of total skier visits have signed on.
Practice moving forward, reaching with your right pole as you slide your left ski forward.
Flaine lies in a sunny, open snow bowl with over 265 kilometres of ski runs.
Covault contends that having a variety of good trails close at hand and free of charge increases interest in skiing, building a clientele that will eventually find their way to the private ski also serve those who ski after work for short periods, he says.
Also going to the ski or snowboard terrain that's appropriate for your ability.
He enjoys Mammoth Mountain Ski Area in California's eastern Sierras.
The one thing central to the ski industry is snow, and just a few days or weeks of unseasonably warm weather can mean an unprofitable season.