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AFP/WSI World Freeski Championship

February 21, 2013 by  
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With jumps, rails and other features to challenge even the most seasoned skiier, slopestyle is now incorporated into the Winter Olympics…

Enjoy Spectacular Skiing in Russia

February 6, 2013 by  
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As the host country for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Russia has been drawn to the attention of the international snow skiing community, which may very well mean more business for the country’s numerous ski resorts and areas…

Mikaela Shiffrin Takes Slalom World Cup Lead

January 9, 2013 by  
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With her spectacular Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom victory in Zagreb, Coatia, on January 4, 2013, Mikaela Shiffrin became the first American to win two World Cup slalom races before the age of 18…

Sochi Prepares for 2014 Winter Olympics

November 28, 2012 by  
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With a little more than fourteen months to go before the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, the construction of brand-new stadiums and other facilities are reportedly running ahead of schedule…

Freestyle World Cup Events at Cardrona

May 2, 2012 by  
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The recent announcement that Cardrona Alpine Resort in New Zealand will be hosting both the World Cup freestyle ski halfpipe and snowboard halfpipe in August this year has been greeted with much enthusiasm by the New Zealand snow sport community.

Wacky World of Wok Racing

February 22, 2012 by  
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Winter sport fans looking for a new challenge may want to consider raiding the kitchen for some sporting equipment. Started as a TV stunt in 2003 when German comedian and television personality, Stefan Raab, jokingly suggested riding down a bobsled track on a Chinese wok, the activity has gained quite a following, leading to the establishment, and enthusiastic support, of the World Wok Racing Championships.

Downhill

February 9, 2009 by  
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Downhill skiing, also referred to as Alpine skiing, is a fantastic way to keep fit and have fun. In a nutshell, downhill skiing is moving down a slope on a pair of skis – often at high speeds. The equipment required for downhill or Alpine skiing includes a set of skis, poles to maintain your […]

Happo One

February 9, 2009 by  
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Happo One ski resort is known as a place for serious skiers. Located in the northwest Nagano prefecture in the beautiful Hakuba Valley, it is not far northwest of Tokyo. This lovely ski resort in Japan was host to the 1988 Winter Olympics. Mostly suitable for skiers, there is not much here for snowboarders, and […]

Nagano

February 9, 2009 by  
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Snow-covered mountains surround the city of Nagano, where the 1,400 year old Zenkoji Temple is the biggest tourist attraction in this small industrial city. The open-air temple provides a peaceful and gentle backdrop to the ski resorts in the mountains. The 1998 Winter Olympics were held in Nagano, Japan in the heart of the majestic […]

British Columbia’s Best: Whistler Blackcomb – Snow Skiing

June 2, 2006 by  
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In 2010, the Winter Olympics will be held at Whistler, BC. This won’t be the first international event here, however. Each winter, professional athletes from around the world attend Whistler’s competitions and training camps.