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Encyclopedia > Ski resort
A view of the Dizin ski resort, Iran.
A view of the Dizin ski resort, Iran.
Aspen, a popular ski resort in Colorado.
Aspen, a popular ski resort in Colorado.
Bunny hill in Oregon.
Bunny hill in Oregon.

A ski area is a developed recreational facility, usually on a mountain, containing ski trails and vital supporting services. It is common for a ski area to have food, rental equipment, parking facilities and a ski lift system catering to the sports of skiing and snowboarding. Normally located in high mountain areas (or at least on well-built-up hills) for optimum snow coverage, they have become ubiquitous in areas where skiing is a popular pastime. The paths are usually marked and known as runs, trails or pistes. Ski areas typically have one or more chair lifts for moving skiers rapidly to the top of hills, and to interconnect the various pistes. Rope tows can also be used on short slopes (usually beginner hills or bunny slopes). Larger ski areas may use gondolas or aerial trams for transportation across longer distances within the ski area. Image File history File links Stmori2. ... Image File history File links Stmori2. ... St. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1623x957, 776 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Iran Dizin User:Kiumars User:Khorshid/Misconceptions ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1623x957, 776 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Iran Dizin User:Kiumars User:Khorshid/Misconceptions ... One of the best ski resorts in the world, Dizin is situated to the north of Tehran in the Alborz mountain range. ... Image File history File links View of downtown Aspen, Colorado southward along Galena Street, showing Aspen Mountain in the background. ... Image File history File links View of downtown Aspen, Colorado southward along Galena Street, showing Aspen Mountain in the background. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1455x1092, 608 KB)Mt. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1455x1092, 608 KB)Mt. ... Camelback Ski Area Camelback is a ski resort located in the in the Pocono Mountains region in Tannersville, Pennsylvania. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2816x2112, 2542 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Ski resort Timberline Lodge ski area Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2816x2112, 2542 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Ski resort Timberline Lodge ski area Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera... Official language(s) None Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... Lyskamm in the Pennine Alps (4,527 m) A mountain is a landform that extends above the surrounding terrain in a limited area. ... A chairlift A chairlift is a type of aerial lift, which consists of a constantly moving loop of steel cable strung between two end terminals and generally over intermediate towers. ... Deep powder skiing Alpine skier carving a turn on piste Members of the U.S. Air Force skiing (and snowboarding) at Keystone Resorts 14th Annual SnoFest This article is about snow skiing. ... Snowboarder in a half-pipe Snowboarder trail entry Snowboarding is a boardsport that involves descending a snow-covered slope on a snowboard that is attached to ones feet. ... A piste is the name given to a marked ski-run or path down a mountain for the purposes of skiing, snowboarding, or other mountain sports. ... A chairlift A chairlift is a type of aerial lift, which consists of a constantly moving loop of steel cable strung between two end terminals and generally over intermediate towers. ... A ski tow, also called rope tow, is a mechanised system for pulling skiers uphill. ... Tochal gondola lift carry tourists and skiers to Tochal mountain,Tehran, Iran. ... The construction of the aerial tramway. ...


A ski resort is a ski area plus amenities to make it a destination resort. This includes a village of accommodations and other amenities adjacent to the ski area. Ski resorts often have other activities to engage in besides skiing and snowboarding, such as snowmobiling, sledding, horse-drawn sleds, dog-sledding, ice-skating, indoor or outdoor swimming and hottubbing, game rooms, and local forms of entertainment, such as clubs, cinema, theatre and cabarets. Ski resorts may be self-contained and entirely devoted to ski tourism (for example Vail ski resort) or they may be near a village or town that had a significant existence before the ski resort was built, such as Jackson Hole, Wyoming or Park City, Utah. Deep powder skiing Alpine skier carving a turn on piste Members of the U.S. Air Force skiing (and snowboarding) at Keystone Resorts 14th Annual SnoFest This article is about snow skiing. ... Snowboarder in a half-pipe Snowboarder trail entry Snowboarding is a boardsport that involves descending a snow-covered slope on a snowboard that is attached to ones feet. ... A snowmobile tour at Yellowstone National Park, note the snowdust in the air (NPS Photo) A 1997 Arctic Cat ZR 580 EFI Snowmobile A snowmobile (or snow scooter, often referred to by enthusiasts as a sled and in the Canadian north and Alaska as a snowmachine) is a land vehicle... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Scene from winter nearly anywhere snow may fall on a handy hill—Children at play sledding. ... Dog sled A dog sled (or dogsled) is a sled pulled by one or more dogs used to travel over ice and through snow. ... Outdoor ice skating in Austria Ice skating is travelling on ice with skates, narrow (and sometimes parabolic) blade-like devices moulded into special boots (or, more primitively, without boots, tied to regular footwear). ... 50 meter indoor swimming pool A swimming pool, swimming bath, or wading pool is an artificially enclosed body of water intended for recreational or competitive swimming, diving, or for other bathing activities that involve swimming, e. ... For television series episodes entitled Hot Tub, see Hot Tub (Drawn Together episode) or The Hot Tub (Seinfeld episode). ... There are also Vail, Arizona and Vail, Iowa. ... Just 12 miles northwest of Jackson, Wyoming is the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort at Teton Village, Wyoming. ... Park City, Utah Main Street during a parade Looking down Main Street Park City is a city located in Summit County, Utah, United States. ...


Though skiing is less dangerous than many popular sports (such as bicycling, golf, football, swimming and weightlifting)[1] [2] [3], it is widely perceived as being high risk, in part due to significant accident rates as recently as the 1970s. Nevertheless, ski areas usually have at least a basic first aid facility, and some kind of ski patrol service to ensure that injured skiers are rescued. The ski patrol is usually responsible for rule enforcement, marking hazards, closing individual runs (if a sufficient level of hazard exists), and removing (dismissing) dangerous participants from the area. First aid is a series of simple, life-saving medical techniques that a non-doctor or layman can be trained to perform. ... Ski patroller with toboggan in tow A ski patrol is an organization that provides first aid and rescue services to skiers and participants of other snow sports, either at a ski area or in a backcountry setting. ...


Ski resorts usually have hotels, bars and restaurants that offer après-ski activities, including cocktails, dining and live music. Traditional ski resorts often have health spas with saunas, hot tubs, masseuses, and swimming pools. Après-ski (French: after skiing) refers to going out, having drinks, and dancing after skiing. ... In scuba diving, the word cocktail also means a hazard with diving with some rebreathers: it means a caustic solution resulting from water reaching and dissolving the absorbent. ... In general terms, eating is the process of consuming something edible. ... A sauna on Lake Vättern, in Karlsborg Municipality, Sweden. ... For television series episodes entitled Hot Tub, see Hot Tub (Drawn Together episode) or The Hot Tub (Seinfeld episode). ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... 50 meter indoor swimming pool A swimming pool, swimming bath, or wading pool is an artificially enclosed body of water intended for recreational or competitive swimming, diving, or for other bathing activities that involve swimming, e. ...


A mountain resort is a place to holiday or vacation located in mountains. Common activities include skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating, as well as summer activities such as hiking, mountain biking, golf and tennis. Lyskamm in the Pennine Alps (4,527 m) A mountain is a landform that extends above the surrounding terrain in a limited area. ... Resorts combine a hotel and a variety of recreations, such as swimming pools A resort is a place used for relaxation or recreation, attracting visitors for holidays or vacations. ... Deep powder skiing Alpine skier carving a turn on piste Members of the U.S. Air Force skiing (and snowboarding) at Keystone Resorts 14th Annual SnoFest This article is about snow skiing. ... Snowboarder in a half-pipe Snowboarder trail entry Snowboarding is a boardsport that involves descending a snow-covered slope on a snowboard that is attached to ones feet. ... Outdoor ice skating in Austria Ice skating is travelling on ice with skates, narrow (and sometimes parabolic) blade-like devices moulded into special boots (or, more primitively, without boots, tied to regular footwear). ... Two hikers in the Mount Hood National Forest Eagle Creek hiking Hiking is a form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. ... Mountain biker riding in the Arizona desert. ... Greg Norman on the 18th tee at St Andrews. ... A tennis net Tennis is a game played between either two players (singles) or two teams of two players (doubles). Players use a stringed racquet to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponents court. ...


See also

This is a list of ski areas around the world. ... This is a list of vacation resorts in the world. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

References

  1. ^ George W. Rutherford Jr., M.S. and Thomas J. Schroeder, M.S. (April 1998). Sports-Related Injuries to Persons 65 Years of Age and Older (pdf) 7–9, 11. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Retrieved on 2006-09-23.
  2. ^ Dr Mike Langran (updated 2006-03-04). Frequently asked questions on snow sports injuries. Snow Safety Scotland and ski-injury.com. Retrieved on 2006-09-23.
  3. ^ National Ski Areas Association. Facts About Skiing/Snowboarding Safety. Retrieved on 2006-09-23.

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2 plead guilty to arson at Colorado ski resort
EUGENE, Ore. — Two people who have already admitted to helping set fire to a Vail, Colo., ski resort in 1998 as part of an Earth Liberation Front campaign formally pleaded guilty Thursday to the federal arson charges.
Chelsea Dawn Gerlach and Stanislas Gregory Meyerhoff, both 29, had already pleaded guilty to some of the arsons totaling $20 million in damage committed between 1996 and 2001 by a Eugene-based cell of the Earth Liberation Front known as the Family.
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