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Albertville (Arpitan: Arbèrtvile) is a commune in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.
Alpine skiing, or downhill skiing, is the pastime of sliding down snow-covered slopes on skis with fixed-heel bindings, unlike other types of skiing (cross-country, Telemark, or ski jumping) which use skis with free-heel bindings.
Combined is an event in alpine ski racing.
In the United States of America, a backcountry or backwater is an area that in general terms is a geographical region that is remote, undeveloped, isolated, or difficult to access.
Backcountry skiing (US), also called off-piste (Europe) or out-of-area, is skiing in the backcountry on unmarked or unpatrolled areas either inside or outside a ski resort's boundaries.
The biathlon is a winter sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting.
Boardercross, also known as snowboard cross, is a snowboard competition in which four to six snowboarders race down a course.
A carved turn is a skiing term, used to refer to a turning technique in which the ski shifts to one side or the other on its edges.
An elevated passenger ropeway, or chairlift, is a type of aerial lift, which consists of a continuously circulating steel cable loop strung between two end terminals and usually over intermediate towers, carrying a series of chairs.
China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary one-party sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around /1e9 round 3 billion.
Cross-country skiing is a form of skiing where skiers rely on their own locomotion to move across snow-covered terrain, rather than using ski lifts or other forms of assistance.
The sport of cross-country skiing encompasses a variety of formats for cross-country skiing races over courses of varying lengths according to rules sanctioned by the International Ski Federation and by various national organizations, such as the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and Cross Country Ski Canada.
Downhill is a form of alpine skiing competition.
A dry ski slope or artificial ski slope is a ski slope that mimics the attributes of snow using materials that are stable at room temperature, to enable people to ski, snowboard or snow tube in places where natural, snow-covered slopes are inconvenient or unavailable.
Elan is a Slovenian company, located in Begunje na Gorenjskem, specializing in the production of sporting goods.
The SCX, for "SideCut eXtreme" (or "eXperiment"), was an alpine ski introduced by Elan in the winter of 1993/4.
The FIS Nordic Combined World Cup is a Nordic combined competition organized yearly by International Ski Federation, representing the highest level in international competition for this sport.
The FIS Ski Flying World Championships is a ski flying event organised by the International Ski Federation and held every two years.
The FIS Ski Jumping Grand Prix is a summer circuit yearly arranged by International Ski Federation.
The FIS Ski Jumping World Cup is the world's highest level of ski jumping and the FIS Ski Flying World Cup as the subdivisional part of the competition.
Freeskiing, or new school skiing is a specific type of alpine skiing, which involves tricks, jumps, and terrain park features, such as rails, boxes, jibs, or other obstacles.
Freestyle skiing is a skiing discipline comprising aerials, moguls, cross, half-pipe and slopestyle as part of the Winter Olympics.
Giant slalom (GS) is an alpine skiing and alpine snowboarding discipline.
Glade skiing (also known as glading) is alpine skiing through trees off-trail or on a defined woods trail.
Goggles, or safety glasses, are forms of protective eyewear that usually enclose or protect the area surrounding the eye in order to prevent particulates, water or chemicals from striking the eyes.
Grass skiing, skiing on grass, is a method for training for alpine skiing.
A half-pipe is a structure used in gravity extreme sports such as snowboarding, skateboarding, skiing, freestyle BMX, skating and scooter riding.
Heli-skiing is off-trail, downhill skiing or snowboarding reached by helicopter, instead of a ski lift.
Hiking is the preferred term, in Canada and the United States, for a long, vigorous walk, usually on trails (footpaths), in the countryside, while the word walking is used for shorter, particularly urban walks.
Homologation (Greek homologeo, ὁμολογέω, "to agree") is the granting of approval by an official authority.
Indoor skiing is done in a climate-controlled environment with snowmaking.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC; French: Comité International Olympique, CIO) is a Swiss private non-governmental organisation based in Lausanne, Switzerland, which is the authority responsible for the modern Olympic Games.
The International Orienteering Federation (IOF) is the international governing body of the sport of orienteering.
The Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS; English: International Ski Federation) is the world's highest governing body for international winter sports.
Mogul skiing is a freestyle skiing competition consisting of one timed run of free skiing on a steep, heavily moguled course, stressing technical turns, aerial maneuvers and speed.
Night skiing is the sport of skiing or snowboarding after sundown, offered at many ski resorts and mountains.
Nordic combined is a winter sport in which athletes compete in cross-country skiing and ski jumping.
Nordic skiing encompasses the various types of skiing in which the toe of the ski boot is fixed to the binding in a manner that allows the heel to rise off the ski, unlike Alpine skiing, where the boot is attached to the ski from toe to heel.
Old Norse was a North Germanic language that was spoken by inhabitants of Scandinavia and inhabitants of their overseas settlements from about the 9th to the 13th century.
Paralympic alpine skiing is an adaptation of alpine skiing for athletes with a disability.
The parallel turn in alpine skiing is a method for turning which rolls the ski onto one edge, allowing it to bend into an arc.
A piste is a marked ski run or path down a mountain for snow skiing, snowboarding, or other mountain sports.
Roller skiing is an off-snow equivalent to cross-country skiing.
Sand skiing (occasionally sand-skiing) is a sport and form of skiing in which the skier rides down a sand dune on skis, using ski poles, as done with other types of skiing, which is practised on either snow, dry ski slopes, or roller skis.
Scandinavia is a region in Northern Europe, with strong historical, cultural and linguistic ties.
Shooting sports is a collective group of competitive and recreational sporting activities involving proficiency tests of accuracy, precision and speed in using various types of ranged weapons, mainly referring to man-portable guns (firearms and airguns, in forms such as handguns, rifles and shotguns) and bows/crossbows.
A ski is a narrow strip of semi-rigid material worn underfoot to glide over snow.
A ski binding is a device that connects a ski boot to the ski.
Ski boots are footwear used in skiing to provide a way to attach the skier to skis using ski bindings.
Ski cross is a type of skiing competition.
Ski geometry is the shape of the ski.
A ski helmet is a helmet specifically designed and constructed for winter sports.
Ski jumping is a winter sport in which competitors aim to achieve the longest jump after descending from a specially designed ramp on their skis.
The sport of ski jumping has seen the use of numerous different techniques, or "styles", over the course of its more than two-hundred-year history.
A ski lift is a mechanism for transporting skiers up a hill.
Ski patrols are organizations that provide medical, rescue, and hazard prevention services to the injured in ski area boundaries, or sometimes beyond into backcountry settings.
Ski poles, also referred to as poles (in North America) or sticks (UK), are used by skiers for balance and propulsion.
A ski resort is a resort developed for skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports.
A ski school is an establishment that teaches skiing, typically in a ski resort.
Ski simulators are training systems for Skiers and Snowboarders.
Climbing skins are strips that attach to the bottom of nordic, alpine touring or randonnée skis to help while ascending backcountry slopes.
A ski suit is a suit made to be worn over the rest of the clothes when skiing or snowboarding.
Ski warfare, the use of ski-equipped troops in war, is first recorded by the Danish historian Saxo Grammaticus in the 13th century.
Ski wax is a material applied to the bottom of snow runners, including skis, snowboards, and toboggans, to improve their coefficient of friction performance under varying snow conditions.
Ski orienteering (SkiO) is a cross-country skiing endurance winter racing sport and one of the four orienteering disciplines recognized by the IOF.
Skiboarding is a winter sport which combines elements of skating, snowboarding, and skiing.
Slalom is an alpine skiing and alpine snowboarding discipline, involving skiing between poles or gates.
Slopestyle is a winter sport in which athletes ski or snowboard down a course including a variety of obstacles including rails, jumps and other terrain park features.
Snow refers to forms of ice crystals that precipitate from the atmosphere (usually from clouds) and undergo changes on the Earth's surface.
Snowboards are boards where both feet are secured to the same board, which are wider than skis, with the ability to glide on snow.
Snowboarding is a recreational activity and Olympic and Paralympic sport that involves descending a snow-covered slope while standing on a snowboard attached to a rider's feet.
A snowcat is an enclosed-cab, truck-sized, fully tracked vehicle designed to move on snow.
A snowmobile, also known as a motor sled, motor sledge, or snowmachine, is a motorized vehicle designed for winter travel and recreation on snow.
The snowplough turn, also known as a wedge turn or the pizza slice, is a downhill skiing braking and turning technique taught to beginners.
Speed skiing is the sport of skiing downhill in a straight line at as high a speed as possible, as timed over a fixed stretch of ski slope.
The stem christie or "wedge christie" is a technique used in skiing for turning.
Super giant slalom, or super-G, is a racing discipline of alpine skiing.
Telemark is a county in Norway, bordering Vestfold, Buskerud, Hordaland, Rogaland and Aust-Agder.
Telemark skiing is a skiing technique that combines elements of Alpine and Nordic skiing.
A treadmill is a device generally for walking or running or climbing while staying in the same place.
A modified version of their alpine counterparts, twin-tip skis are designed to enable a skier to take off and land backward while jumping and to ski backwards (switch) down a slope.
The Winter Olympic Games (Jeux olympiques d'hiver) is a major international sporting event held once every four years for sports practised on snow and ice.
A winter sport or winter activity is a recreational activity or sport which is played on snow or ice.
The Worldloppet Ski Federation is a federation of long distance cross-country skiing events whose aim is to promote cross-country skiing through various ski races.
The 1992 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVI Olympic Winter Games (Les XVIes Jeux olympiques d'hiver), were a winter multi-sport event celebrated from 8 to 23 February 1992 in Albertville, France.