Saturday, October 27, 2007

Skiing Before Hallloween with Sammy Carlson

Today I went skiing at Timberline Mt. on the Palmer Glacier. It was beautiful out with blue skies and I got a little bit of a goggle tan. The Palmer Glacier skied like spring corn. It was perfect. There were a few jumps set up and after skiing switch a few runs and pulling a few 360's I felt like I'd been skiing for weeks! It was great to be back on skis again! After a few runs I ended up on the same chair as Sammy Carlson, an 18 yr old pro skier who lives locally and is probably top 20 park skiers in the world. I wanted to see if I could keep up with him which I'm happy to say I could. I ended up skiing switch near him on every run we took. Although, as I was spinning 3's off jumps, he was backflipping 360's... ha! After a few runs with them and jumping some 10' lava rock drops I took a couple more runs by myself then took off. I was able to get some pretty cool video of Sammy hittin' some cab 540's etc... and even crashing (yes, pros crash too). It was a great day of skiing and I can't wait to go again!

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