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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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ski
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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The cross-country ski center is at the far edge of the parking area.
The groomed runs can be jammed with skiers, while a few feet away mogul runs with vastly more space and challenge lie empty because they're more difficult to ski, or at least are perceived that way.
Current ski designs locate binding pivot points between the center of the heel radius and the back of the boot.
Greenhalgh has a theory on why the ski ministry touches a chord with some people.
But the ski industry claims it is already doing its part to preserve the environment.
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While Slouber wasn't the first to recognize the benefits of shorter skis, he had the clout to convince Fischer Ski to make a ski measuring just 147 cm for both men and women.
Still, not many Missoula-area skiers will pay $5 a day at Nightingale when they can ski groomed trails at Lolo Pass in Clearwater National Forest for $10 a year or in Pattee Canyon for free.
It's been something we've been doing for 30 years,'' said Bob Roberts, executive director of the California Ski Industry Association.
Layered in Patagonia thermals and Spider ski gear, positioned on his Dynastar 4x4 skis (he usually travels with three pairs, even on local runs), and straining his neck to see past the curtain of white stuff his skis kicked up, this IT project manager for Farmers Insurance in Los Angeles, California, plowed through the bowl of waist- to chest-deep powder.