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Riding in the Car of the Future, Built in an Illinois Barn

At first glance, this rockabilly Batmobile looks like a retro-fetishist's pet project. It's not. In fact, this freak machine, hand-built by a ragtag …

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Firsts at the Sochi Olympics, Including New Skiing, Snowboarding Events

<i>Vermont-based writer Christian Camerota will be writing about the Sochi Olympics throughout the Games. Follow his coverage.</i><p>The 2014 Winter Olympics will be a series of firsts.<p>It will be the first time the Russian Federation, formed after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, has hosted an …

Aerial Skiing Is A Game Of Skill — And Strategy

<b>Listen · 4:27</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>During the Winter Olympics, seeing an aerial skier perform is unforgettable.<p>It's like gymnastics in the air. And, like gymnasts, aerial skiers get points for doing a harder routine and for sticking the landing. But there's a crucial difference …

Check your skis with new Windows Phone app - MSPoweruser

In case you are a skier and going to begin the season, please, do not underestimate settings of your skis. Its name is <b>Ski DIN Bindings</b>.<p>Application …

10 Incredible Million Dollar Ski Houses

The best ski homes don't just sit near the best slopes, they ooze luxury and tempt you to never leave. With style, comfort and amazing views, these 10 ski homes let you live like a local -- a very wealthy local -- in the best ski resorts in the world.<p>Keep a few things in mind when you book your …

Redemption and medals in reach for Canada's ski cross team in Sochi

The first time Brady Leman broke his right tibia, the larger bone in the lower leg, was the worst, technically speaking.<p>It was March of 2009, early in Leman's career in the madcap sport of ski-cross racing. The break was just above the top of his ski boot and the bone, in Leman's words, "twisted …

North Korea's First Ski Resort Is Open For Business

North Korea's infamous leader Kim Jong Un recently unveiled his latest project: The Masik Pass Ski Resort.<p>The recently opened luxury resort took 10 months to build, a quick turnaround, according to The Irish Independent. It features nine ski runs, with the longest reaching over three miles, which …

Finding Love in a Ski Resort: The Odds Are Good but Goods Are Odd

Finding the perfect ski resort is like finding the perfect boyfriend--in many areas, the odds may be good, but the goods may be not-quite-right for you. Do you go for the one with the large...acreage...or do you opt for the one that everyone else has already dated? It's a difficult dance, one that …

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Skiing Park City, a Love Story

When Snowbird tells you to risk it, you don't ask questions. Photo: Garrett Grove.<p><i>By Jay Riedl for Fathom</i> | <i>Avid skier and Australian-in-Manhattan Jay Riedl has skied throughout the western United States and Canada, but she has a special place in her heart for the slopes around Park City, Utah. In</i> …

Sochi 2014: Olympic Creed Undermines Athletes' Natural Instinct to Win

In a few days, hundreds of the world's best athletes will gather in Sochi, Russia to participate in this year's pinnacle of international sport: the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.<p>Yet, if those athletes accomplish the full intent of the spirit of the Games' statement of belief (the Olympic Creed), it …

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