First Skiied when I was 7yrs old (1968). Remember it well. Lech in Austria with my parents and twin bro. We were supposed to stay for 2 weeks..got snowed in and stayed for 3. Week one, thrown out of ski school..thats what happens when you put twins together armed with skis and poles...my sympathies to all you ski instructors out there who have to put up with this kind of crap behaviour. Week two, tried to get cablecar/tram hooked up with a long cord with red and white flags attached..Tram operator stopped the tram and came after us...operator won the foot race...head ducked in deep snow for what seemed a very long time. Bro got nailed too.Week three, we decided we might live a little longer if we focused on skiing. By the end of week 3 , both jumping off the roofs of little mountain huts. I was hooked big time. Have grown up a little since then (i think) . Will be in Lech Austria with my own kids and my brother with his kids in 4 weeks time. Ofcourse we wont tell them what brats we were way back when Besides, most of the places where our misdemeanours occured are long gone and replaced by huge ski lodges.
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3/1/06 at 5:03am