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    parallel pieces of plastic? I always have thought that skiing trips provide a great deal of entertainment for me during Christmas vacations. Generally‚ my family travels to close‚ Midwest venues such as Sioux Falls‚ Mankato‚ or Dubuque. However‚ the Christmas vacation of my eighth grade year wasn’t exactly what I had become familiar with throughout the previous years. Pulling up to the Colorado ski resort I think to myself how different skiing on the steep slopes of a mountain is going to be compared

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    Skiing Classification

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    One of my favorite activities to do is skiing. It’s a fun-filled rush filled with a flurry of snow. Many skiers use two poles‚ to both project them forward‚ or to give them something to grip on for balance. Some skiers are able to ski without poles‚ but that requires them to be well balanced‚ and to have a quick recovery. I have been able to accomplish this feat‚ but it’s as difficult as juggling 10 pound weights. I don’t ski with many people. I always have gone with either my mother‚ or my good

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    Skiing Perseverance

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    participation in athletics and other team activities have taken up a vast majority of my fifteen years‚ and helped me find a variety of things I am passionate about. Though I am remarkably ardent about anything I embark in‚ skiing has always reigned victorious to all others. My participation in skiing has alluded me an outlet to escape from whatever outside sources weighed me down‚ and has given me the opportunity to meet a multitude of benevolent people while traveling in exemplary places. Participation in Squaw

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    The History of Skiing

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    The History of Skiing Skis have been used for thousands of years‚ and their use has evolved from hunting and transportation‚ into a multi-billion dollar industry that millions of people participate in each year. There are many technological advances that have caused skiing to evolve‚ along with the creativity in people’s minds. In this paper‚ I will give a brief summary of how skiing has changed through the years and different ways it has been used. The first depiction of skis can be traced

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    Skiing - Falling in Love

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    Rushing down a snow covered slope on wooden planks– that was my reflection of skiing. I never thought skiing to be anything more and I never ever dreamed sliding down the incline myself. Until‚ a holiday to US was planned in December 2009. It was my first experience with snow and it was close to midnight when the plane landed. After renting a four-wheel drive‚ my family and I made our way to a beautiful wooden lodge in Lake Tahoe. The sky was scattered with twinkling stars and the roadsides were

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    sweaty from fear and the sun rising just over Nordic Mountain. I could feel my head pounding harder and harder I couldn’t keep my past from creeping into my mind. My friends (Jacob and Daniel) seem to be pretty excited “ man I can’t wait to start skiing this is my first time this year!” Jacob said looking like he hasn’t skied in 3 years. As we pulled into the parking lot‚ Daniel flew open the door and waited impatiently for his skis. I got out moving as slower than a sloth and feeling sick to my

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    Snow Skiing Bliss

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    Mevis 9/27/13 Essay 1 11:00 Snow Skiing Bliss Everyone has a favorite place they love to be. This place is usually chosen by an experience there or a feeling a person gets when they are spending time in that place. My favorite place in the whole world is Wolfe Creek Ski Resort in Pagosa Springs‚ Colorado. I love it there‚ and you would‚ too. Wolfe Creek Ski Resort is my most favorite place because it is where I first learned and started my passion for skiing. I was a ten year old Texas girl at

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    Causes Of TBI And Skiing

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    shown that you can reduce brain injury by as much as 35 percent when you wear a helmet. What are some of the causes of TBI when skiing or snowboarding? The biggest risks come from colliding with a tree‚ falling hard or colliding with another skier. The statistics have proven that people should be wearing them. Every year‚ around 700 people suffer from snowboarding and skiing accidents that send them to the emergency room. While helmets are not a silver bullet to the issue of TBI‚ they can reduce

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    more people are trading in their two planks for a nasty snowboard setup. Snowboarding has not only had positive aspects for itself‚ it has made some powerful contributions to the development of other aggressive sports such as‚ freestyle skiing‚ snow blade-skiing‚ and it even brought skateboarding back to life. These many things snowboarding does for our lifestyle make it the greatest snow sport ever. Over the past ten years snowboarding really has hit it big. ?In the year 2000‚ snowboarding was

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    following the curve of the trail‚ and skis out of sight. When I finally catch up to him I am shocked at what I see. My dad is getting up from a fall – he never falls – and both his skis and poles are scattered around the trail. In all his years of skiing‚ as far as I know‚ my dad has never been injured despite some careless falls. As I ski down to my dad I pick up his matching black skis and poles. I get closer to him and see a look in his eyes that worries me. I hide my concern and calmly ask‚ “Are

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