Skiing on ice gives you a technical foundation for life.
By Chan Morgan
Cold weather rants from my very Western wife generally begin with something like, "It's so awful in the East. No wonder Eastern ski academies are POW camps and you guys don't know how to enjoy yourselves." Perhaps, but I remember the beating Westerners took at my first Junior Nationals at Stratton in Vermont, especially the ones from the Far West, where the weather is extra warm and the snow extra soft.
There's a Legends ski race held annually in Vail, Colo., that is attended by the finest ski champions from the past 50 years. These famous racers, from Anderl Molterer to Franz Klammer and from Andrea Mead Lawrence to Tamara McKinney...