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Ski School Safety

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Okay. Nobody should have to worry about ski school safety. I mean, after all, don't you take lessons so that you can ski better, safer and more efficiently? I'm sure that you do. Unfortunately, your classmates might not always feel the same way. So here are some basic tips about ski school safety.

And now, for our veteran skiers, who is featured in the photo?
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Any Dercum's in that pic?
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Friedl Pfeiffer?

10th Mountain Division?

Walter Paepcke?

I've seen that picture before.
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Some hints. Here's the commentary:

Nick's skiing mirrors his sexual experience with Helen. Though his mind rides on a wave of sensation, he works to hold his pace, the language revealing Nick's struggle for control. At the same time, he experiences a rush of sensations, building until he lands in a heap, felled by a patch of soft snow. In his desire, like the "rush and the sudden swoop as he dropped down a steep undulation in the mountain side," Nick's mind is "plucked out," and he is left with "only the wonderful flying, dropping sensation in his body" (183). The descriptions that continue simultaneously describe skiing and the act of making love as both build towards a crashing end:
And the commentator is referring to this text:

He rose to a slight up-run and then the snow seemed to drop out from under
him as he went down, down, faster and faster in a rush down the last, long
steep slope. Crouching so he was almost sitting back on his skis, trying to
keep the center of gravity low, the snow driving like a sandstorm, he knew
the pace was too much. But he held it. He would not let go and spill.
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Are you writing a bodice-ripper or a ski fitness article????
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HA!!!!! If I could write like that I'd be wealthy, albeit a suicidal nut case!
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RELUCTANCE TO TAKE on the responsibilities and restrictions of fatherhood resonates throughout Ernest Hemingway's "Cross-Country Snow" first published in Transatlantic Review in 1925. Still one of the "boys," as Nick and George are described in the story (SS 185), Nick is sad at having to give up the freedom of skiing with his longtime friend in Switzerland for a life back in California, where the mountains are "`too rocky. There's too much timber and they're too far away'" (187). Rather than blame Helen, however, as Hemingway is said to have blamed Hadley, Nick knows that his own desire has entrapped him.(1) As Frederic Henry later would say to

Ernest Hemingway?

Yeah plagiarism detectors!
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