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Ski safety: Why you should invest in a helmet

In class yesterday, we discussed new tools for journalists. One that caught my particular attention was Visual.ly, a database of Creative Commons data visualizations for use in blogs such as this one. While perusing the site, I stumbled across this graphic about the necessity of wearing helmets while skiing: Some of this information blew my …

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What ever happened to rear-entry ski boots?

I may have grown up skiing but I’m a youngin’ compared to many of the skiers I know. My parents have been skiing for over 20 years, for instance. I’ve heard their tales from their colleges days about sneaking gulps of beer in the glade trails and whipping through moguls without tearing up knees – …

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