Sunday, February 12, 2012
For me, skiing itself is a daunting sport. I could never go down a huge hill on two little pieces pieces of wood or whatever they are made out of nowadays and two little poles to help guide. I know I would break something. So, it was awesome to see someone skiing down the steep hill, flying through the air and at approximately 50 miles an hour, landing on their two feet! The record jump today was 70 meters. An announcer broadcasted keeping us constantly informed.
Despite the freezing temperatures, we enjoyed ourselves. The various bonfires were wonderful places to warm up. The ringing of the cow bells which they sold there, encouraged the skiers and helped remind us to look up from the warmth of the fire to see the latest amazing athlete make the jump. The hot chocolate and food from the concession stand helped warm our insides. We plan on attending other "new to us" events in Connecticut this year. This was a good start.