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  • The slopes are known for their black-diamond runs.

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  • Of course, the littlest ski legs have some way to go before they'll be shredding black-diamond trails - that's why's editors have rounded up these 10 family ski resorts, right here in North America.

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  • I am not physically courageous in the way of daredevils who hurl themselves down black-diamond ski runs after their first two skiing lessons, or bounce their mountain bikes down narrow stony paths inches from a sheer cliff.

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  • Safely through customs, marveling at the way the roads narrowed and the stone walls beside them pinched at the fenders the minute we were on Italian soil, we descended another switchback road, angling back and forth like skiers on a black-diamond slope, past the turn that led to the golf course, past the hospital, past Pizzeria Lugano and the Banco San Paolo, and, at last, into the town of Menaggio itself.

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  • The black-diamond Dave Murray Downhill run, set to be a racing course in the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.

    Black Diamond Districts

  • It has access to the black-diamond Dave Murray Downhill run, set to be a racing course in the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.

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  • But it is always possible -- as with skiing -- to have a black-diamond grading system so people can match their programs to their capabilities.

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  • Spitzer had always loved risk, hurtling down black-diamond slopes (to his mother's distress) on ski vacations.

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  • During his free time, Chenin enjoys drinking tea, reading Harry Potter and snowboarding down a black-diamond run at Lake Tahoe.

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  • American Express concierges have fielded many requests for men's necklaces, including an antique Roman-coin pendant and a black-diamond dog tag by jeweler David Yurman.

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