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A Little Rebirth

Updated: December 30, 2008, 12:32 PM ET
By John Symms

If you're a skier in the mid-twenties-plus crowd, you must remember the fabulous sport of ski ballet, or acroski. I grew up skiing during the unfortunate downturn in the level of respect accorded to, and number of participants in that sport. For example, a girl who skied at my home mountain proudly tossed about that she was the number two female in her age group in acroski. When we checked the national rankings list, we discovered that her age group had exactly two competitors, nationally.

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