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    I could hardly believe my eyes that day when I received the invitation from my very good friend and skier, John. He had invited me to go backcountry skiing with him on a mountain in Salt Lake City a month from now, something I had never done before. Though I lived in Salt Lake City, where there were plenty of unexplored places to go backcountry skiing, I had always stuck to resort skiing because I had the idea that backcountry skiing was something very difficult and dangerous. However, I had full trust in John, who was very knowledgeable and experienced with skiing in the backcountry. I accepted his invitation without any hesitation. Finally, the day came, and I found myself staring up at the summit of the mountain with John. Eagerly, we took out our backpacks from the trunk of John’s car, and started the four-hour long, extremely strenuous hike to the summit. By the time we were halfway up, we were huffing and puffing from exhaustion. We decided to take a short lunch break before we continued on. It took us slightly longer for the second half of our journey due to a shortage of…

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    took together that didn’t result in a trip to ski patrol or the emergency room. That was rare for us, as you could imagine from the importance the sport has in our family. Falls were common, just as common as broken bones. Backcountry skiing was a special kind of favorite in our family. Ask anyone, hands down it would be heli skiing in the backcountry frosted mountains. My dad would take me on heli trips whenever there was an extra spot on the helicopter. Each time my insides would do a…

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    Tom Gross Biography

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    The sun is just starting to rise. A few inches of snow have blanketed the ground, and while much of the world is covered in white, life outside feels more colorful. It's early enough that few, if any, other people are out, and everything is still and quiet. That's when Tom Gross most enjoys finding his stride — cross country skiing in his favorite, secret spot in York County. Gross, a York Suburban graduate, has been cross country skiing for about 50 years. But he started out on downhill…

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    Skiing is a great way to exercise, yet have fun. I ski because I like the feeling of going really fast down a steep snow covered hill and catching really big air. I like any type of skiing, downhill, cross country, even backcountry. I love the feeling I get when I am in the air for a long time. I also like the vibe that a ski resort gives off. There are the ski bums(that are there everyday), the crazy ski team kids that send it off anything, and the first timers, everyone is having fun. I like…

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    Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world. Lake Superior is 2,726 miles around with the deepest part being 1,332 feet deep. If you could go anywhere you should go to Lake Superior. First, you should visit the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. There are many things to do in the U.P. one of these things is skiing. A few ski hills that overlook the water are Mount Bohemia, Indianhead Mountain, and the Porcupine Mountains Ski Area. Indianhead Mountain is a small mountain but if you're…

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    ISP Snowboarding trumps skiing Over the past few decades ski areas have been split between skiers and snowboarders. People who are looking to hit the slopes for the first time have a big decision to make: buy/rent skies or a snowboard? Given these two options, I believe that first timers should take up snowboarding instead of skiing. Snowboarding has a cooler and more interesting culture, snowboarding is more practical, and snowboarding has better style than skiing. For these reasons it would…

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    to tell them to meet at the mountain in one hour. I quickly get dressed, pack my bags and was on my way out the door, telling my mom to call me out sick from school. I then jumped in the car and took off for one the scarce opportunities we get in Vermont these days. Skiing was never a big part of anyone in my family's life. It's a very expensive sport. But thanks to my parents, they have created this opportunity for me to find what I live for. Every waking chance I get, I go skiing. Even when I…

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    some enjoyable time with friends. As the winter sets in and the first snowfall blankets the beautiful Adirondack Region of New York, the setting around Lake Placid becomes a fun-filled venue for snow activity lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you love skiing, riding or some extreme snow sports, come here to discover Lake Placid with your guy friends. For an amazing mancation experience and an ultimate getaway in Lake Placid, here are some ideas and tips. Adventure with friends: The…

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    Tunnel Creek Avalanche

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    we look at the extent in which ignoring certain blinders had a significant cause and effect on a handful of people who were the victims of the 2012 Tunnel Creek avalanche. Part of the larger formation known as the Cascade Mountains, in the USA, Tunnel Creek is renowned for being an area of pure powder stashed away behind Cowboy Mountain. It falls outside the ski area boundary—in the backcountry, just South West of Stevens Pass Mountain Ski Resort. The location’s attractiveness at the time of…

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    Ski Patrol Essay

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    patrol could discuss rescue techniques and practice their skills. While the room certainly appeared to occasionally be used for that purpose, the overall appearance was quite different. To one side of the room was a table and chairs, and on the other side are couches and recliners. Down a small hall I can see offices and storage rooms, and hear music playing and the sound of a ski patroller manning the phone in case of an emergency. As I look around my eyes are drawn to a small bookshelf tucked…

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