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skiing

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Other sports
skiingski‧ing /ˈskiːɪŋ/ ●●● S3 noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 DSOthe sport of moving down hills, across land in the snow, or on water wearing skis 🔊 We’re going to go skiing in Colorado this winter.cross-country/downhill skiing water skiing
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skiingHe lives in Alton, and in his spare time enjoys skiing.They relax with a lot of skiing, the favourite off-bike way of keeping fit.Changeable conditions and the active nature of skiing make it essential that designs should not only look good but also be functional.Should we call this off-piste skiing?Val d'Isere because the skiing is just so brill and Tignes is, well, a concrete jungle really.The skiing can be excellent, the scenery is beautiful and the whole experience unforgettable.Alternatives to skiing include a leisure pool, curling and skating on the nearby lake, indoor tennis and sleigh rides.A large sports centre has been made at Aviemore, mainly for winter skiing but also for the use of summer tourists.cross-country/downhill skiingIn later years, many of my own better days ice fishing involved not ice skating but cross-country skiing.They prefer its quiet workouts to the more rigorous bursts of activity demanded by downhill skiing.Like cross-country skiing, snowshoeing allows the individual to get into the most pristine parts of the wilderness.But somewhere along the line, downhill skiing was too much of a chore and an expense.You can teach me cross-country skiing.Like skating, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and horse-drawn sleigh and dogsled rides.This is the kind of thing you seldom pause to think about while downhill skiing.
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