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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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What: 10 chairlifts, 1 surface lift; 3,683 skiable acres topping out at 9,065 feet elevation; 71 alpine runs; 56 kilometers of groomed Nordic trails; tubing area.
Host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley is internationally renowned for its legendary terrain that spans over 3,600 skiable acres, six peaks and 30 lifts.
with more than 7,300 acres of skiable terrain," said Blaise Carrig, president of the mountain division for Vail Resorts.
Beaver Creek: 3,340 vertical feet; 1,125 skiable acres.
Base elevation 6,540 feet California side, 7,200 feet Nevada; 3,500 and 2,840 vertical feet; 4,800 skiable acres; 18 chairs, 1 tram, 6 surface lifts; $39, $17 child; (702) 586-7000, (916) 541-7544.
Thanks to new Horizon Air winter air service from LAX, Altis owners and guests are closer than ever to Mammoth's 3,500 skiable acres, 3,100 ft.
Utah's premier mountain resort, Westgate Park City features a prime location at the base of The Canyons Resort, spacious and exquisitely adorned accommodations, and a multitude of onsite amenities that include ski-in, ski-out access to The Canyons' 4,000+ skiable acres and a free ski valet service.
It has 3,500-plus skiable acres, 150 trails, 27 lifts, four lodges, 10 sport shops, nine rental shops, four food areas, five restaurants, racing schools, seven bars, and hotel and condominium accommodations.
Last winter, a heavy snow year, the trails were skiable into April.
In addition, Westgate Park City offers much more than your typical Park City resort such as unique ski-in/ski-out accommodations, ski valet service, access to 4,000 skiable acres and 182 ski runs.
R]) encompasses 165 trails, 3,668 vertical feet and nearly 3,000 skiable acres with six peaks filled with world-class groomed cruisers, bumps, steeps, meadows, legendary trees, Mavericks Superpipe, two terrain parks and the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel.
Home to the 1960 Winter Olympics, Tahoe's stunning landscape features over 3600 skiable acres across six peaks with over 270 trails.