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... and by the second half of day 1 were going right to the very top of the mountain which is over 10,000ft to ski the trails down. On the second day it was extremely powdery and there was a High Avalanche warning which was a bit scary but apparently is still fine to ski if you keep to the trails. The soft snow makes it harder to ski and Billy found himself snow up to his waist after trying his skills on an advanced trail - silly billy.
... back in the 90's. He had been a regular competitor in the Winter X Games as an aerialist and subsequently been host of these games for the last 13 years. Definitely a pioneer in the extreme winter sports. Nowadays he is a little more grown up and is an ambassador for Obermeyer and also in demand as a commentator for these events. Incredibly knowledgeable and entertaining, he certainly added to the overall enjoyment for us.
Back to do it all again! Men's Super G on the difficult Birds of Prey Course at Beaver Creek.
Super G is like downhill but with a few more gates that the skier has to pass through. Unlike downhill though they do not get any training runs on the actual course only a course inspection an hour or so before the start time. This adds to the challenge for the skier and excitement for the spectators as sometimes it all goes horribly ...
... won a Lifeproof Iphone Case which makes your iPhone waterproof, shockproof, snow proof and dirt proof.
The announcer on the day, Chris Ernst alias 'Uncle E', took a shine to us with our Aussie Flag and at the end of the day presented us with an official USA ski backpack, hat and cap. We are constantly amazed with the generosity of the sponsors with their freebies during these World Cup Events.
One of the most enjoyable ...
... thumbs up from us!
Stephen's new skis passed the test with flying colours (I knew they would suit him) Very responsive and fast! He loved the many varied runs. They are so long!!!!! compared to Australia. They just go on and on and on.
I joined him after lunch as I also wanted to test out my new skis. What a pleasurable afternoon it was. Skis were responsive, easy to carve and very stable at speed (my speed anyway). I really enjoyed the ...
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