Recreation: Skiing with Gas

In Colorado's White River National Forest, the 20-man "safari" struck out up a narrow, wooded trail for three miles, then broke out on top at 10,000 ft. onto untouched snow fields. Under blue skies and a dazzling sun, sportsmen zigged and zagged lazily back down the mountain, through pine trees and leafless aspen, pausing only for a lunch of coffeecake and hot chocolate in an alpine meadow. Meanwhile, at Lancaster, N.H., the emphasis was on all-out action: 121 competitors, vying for 56 trophies and cash prizes, slammed through bone-jarring, cross-country or downhill...

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