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Yuns
Aug 19, 2000
Old Man of the Forums

I have to defend Vonn because she has been really awesome to one of our young ski racers on our local team who has been battling brain cancer.

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Yuns
Aug 19, 2000
Old Man of the Forums

As a ski racing dad in the U.S., I have to back HookShot up on the high expense and commitment level required for ski racing. My kids are U12s (under 12) but if they want to continue to seriously race as teenagers they will likely have to be accepted to one of the elite ski academies instead of a normal high school. Even at the U12 level, we have season passes, ski team/coaching fees, race fees, equipment costs, travel that add up to thousands and thousands and we are filthy casuals who are doing it for fun without aspirations of elite competition. That doesn't even include camps and clinics. You can still get elite skiers from non-rich kids living in ski towns but the financial sacrifice for their families will be especially acute.

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