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It's All Downhill

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Out of the start house, and they're off. Members of the Snowstar Ski Team in Andalusia taking on adventure at every turn. Tight turns. This is downhill skiing.

There are eighteen to thirty six feet between each gate as skiers race to the bottom of the course. Coach Blake Gorowsky says skiers need strong legs, the ability to look ahead and plan accordingly.

Some of the skiers hit speeds of up to thirty five miles an hour.  There are about thirty gates from top to bottom, and some skiers can complete the course in twenty five seconds.

The ski club started about twenty years ago. There are about sixty skiers in the club. They typically race at five venues.

Blake Gorowsky has coached the team for about seven years. He is an accomplished skier and appreciates being able to give back to the sport.  

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