Sunday, July 24, 2011

Airborne in Utah

Indulge me, please, as I share travel photos. We were in Salt Lake City earlier this month for the Triple A All-Star Game, and we visited the Utah Olympic Park, site of the 2002 Winter Olympics.

I was surprised to learn that (snow) skiers practice their aerial routines during the summertime in a pool. Here's how it works...

Here's what ski jumping looks like in the summer. The ramp is carpeted with artificial turf and a sprinkler system keeps it slick.

I'm sure this looks a lot better when the landscape is covered with snow, but it's remarkable to watch in July!