by: anonymous_user - 1st January 2006

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Ok, so customer service at SB totally dropped the ball when I called them to ask if they would let the Flying Kangaroos know that I was running late to meet them. Coach Rachel and her team of eight young Australian aerialists have been bunking in nearby Eden for the past two months as they participate in an annual trip to the resort for their ski camp. As I watched the 18 - 20 year olds cruise down to the base of the Needles Gondola to grab me for a ski outing, I was struck by a thought. These girls can ski, no really ski. Aerialists are normally teased for only being able to go straight. But that's why the Kangaroos are here. For ski improvement. As gymnasts, they were recruited to the freestyle team to become Australia's 2010 Olympic hopefuls. Most have only skied two or three seasons; at the most four seasons. But they can ski everything on the mountain including the steeps and bumps. They were skiing the way some folks do after a lifetime of ski vacations. They should be going for moguls too. With four years left until they're goal, they've got plenty of time for more training. Just goes to show you that if you're athletic, pay attention, do your ski drills and obtain coaching 24/7, you too can be a ripper in less than four years. If you stop into SB, look for a group of little hotties in red jackets. They'll be signing autographs and toasting hot chocolate on the plaza this Sunday, or catch them skiing around the mountain. They'll be happy to tell you what it's like doing inverted tricks or learning to ski. But check it out before Feb.1; that's when they head back home.
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