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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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Aspen Mountain (Ajax): 3,267 vertical feet; 631 skiable acres.
Base elevation 7,800 feet; 2,000 vertical feet; 2,000 skiable acres; 10 chairs, 1 surface lift; $35, $17 child; (209) 258-6000 or (800) 967-7500, (209) 258-3000.
1 -- color) Mountain High Resort offers more than 220 acres of skiable terrain.
Combined, the five mountains offer a potential for development of more than 10,000 acres, about half of which will be skiable.
The mountain, with 3,500 skiable acres, offers plenty of wide-open terrain.
Amenities and Lifts, While Expanding Skiable Terrain from 1,200 Acres
During full season, the resort offers two mountain venues with a top elevation of 8,200 feet and a 1,600-foot drop, 220 acres of skiable terrain, 11 chairlifts and 41 runs.
Big Sky has 3600 acres of skiable terrain on three separate mountains to delight skiers and snowboarders.
Nearby Kirkwood also made the top 10, with its 2,300 skiable acres and a 2,000-foot vertical drop.
With more than 11 square miles of skiable terrain, Whistler/Blackcomb has something for every level of skier," said Miller.
Obviously, we'd forgotten that the area's 64,500 acres of skiable terrain, 200 interconnected chairlifts and 375 miles of marked Alpine pistes had moved even Sports Illustrated magazine to pronounce the Three Valleys "the largest ski area on Earth.
During the winter, Mammoth Mountain's new 15-passenger express Village Gondola will provide snow sports enthusiasts with direct access to 3,500+ acres of skiable terrain.