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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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Group lessons are offered at the Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center, alongside the historic Tamarack Lodge on the shores of Twin Lakes.
You "un-weight" your skis by keeping your weight evenly distributed on both feet.
I said I would do it on two conditions: one, that they give me a ski pass; two, that they don't give me an office," said Mr.
As the ski lift rises and the treeline gives way to dramatic drop-offs, hesitant amateurs and seasoned professionals vie for the slopes of ASC-run Ajax Mountain.
Standing and Walking: Before you hit the slopes, get used to the feel of skis by standing and moving around in them at home.
Learn to ski, six days pounds 120, hire of boots and skis pounds 64, lift pass pounds 75.
As nordic ski centers and mountain resorts began setting tracks and grooming trails, skiers just plunked their old skis onto the new trails.
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.
An average of 38 people per year have died on the slopes across the country during the last decade, according to the National Ski Areas Association.
It began 20 years ago when he reluctantly joined a group of friends on a ski trip and challenged himself on an "impossible" slope.