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downhill skiing

the sport of skiing down a slope, usually making turns and various maneuvers.
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downhill skier, noun Unabridged
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  • He also popularized the zigzag maneuver that became the basis of downhill skiing.
  • Riders can use poles in a motion similar to either cross-country or downhill skiing, depending on terrain.
  • Also great for kids are the on-site downhill skiing and abundant recreational facilities.
  • Nearly all downhill skiing champions learned the sport between ages two and four.
  • The innovations opened the door for a more controlled form of downhill skiing than the miners' daredevil plunging.
  • Skate-skiing was more challenging than it looks-different from both cross-country and downhill skiing.
  • The region is generally flat, but some large hills provide enough elevation for downhill skiing.
  • In the winter, snowmobiling, cross-country and downhill skiing are popular.
  • During the winter months there is ice skating, downhill skiing, and challenging cross-country trails.
  • The area is also a popular destination for hunting, fishing, and downhill skiing.
Encyclopedia Article for downhill skiing

ski race for speed on an adjusted downhill course that is marked by gates formed by paired poles, set at least 8 m (26 ft) apart, through which the racer must pass. Contestants make at least one timed practice run, then compete singly in an order set by previous performance and starting at one-minute intervals. The one who completes the course in the shortest time, without missing any gates, is the winner

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