The last few weeks here in Craftsbury have been wintery and awesome. We got lots of snow, and pretty much every day has been filled with perfect wintery activities, like going for really long skis on grand tour, skiing to lunch, skiing to dinner, skiing in blizzards, skiing in the moonlight, skiing in the sun, and skiing with the Bill Koch League kids. Last Wednesday, after we’d just gotten a solid dump of snow, Chelsea brought the BKL group over to the hill right in front of our house for jump-making. Generally when we coach the BKL kids, its obvious that though they will listen to us and do the prescribed workouts if they have to, most of these kids really just want to build a big jump and launch themselves off of it. The conditions were perfect for it, and Chelsea finally gave in. I think she’ll probably be their favorite coach after that!
Anyways, None of us could stay inside and watch that sort of fun from through the window, so several more us of joined in. I was the official video/photographer. I had a few issues with my camera–the viewing screen is broken so I couldn’t tell when I was starting a video clip or ending one, but I managed to get a few good clips of the kids catching some big air. And boy did they launch themselves off that jump, and face plant after! One of my favorite techniques was the “go off the jump with your bindings undone so that your skis fly off in mid air” technique. I spent maybe a little too much time figuring out how to use iMovie to make it all into a video. So check it out: Click here to see it on YouTube!