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Ski jumpers share unique bond

Updated: June 19, 2014, 9:22 AM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | espnW.com

PARK CITY, Utah -- Their bond is largely unspoken and practically as old as they are, and the best female ski jumpers in this country are still too immersed in competition to be sentimental about it. What they share germinated organically in the '90s in this winter sports oasis in the mountains above Salt Lake City. It probably couldn't have happened anywhere else.

They grew up in a place where the grade schools let out at 12:30 every Friday and kids piled into buses to ski or snowboard ...

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