American Ski Legend Films Son Flying Overhead
Skiing, among other things, serves as an excellent bond between parents and children, particularly when one such parent is legendary skier Daron Rahlves.
In a recent Instagram post, Rahlves showed off his son, Drey, catching air at a race-training camp. While Rahlves' face isn't visible in the video, I'd bet a million bucks he was sporting a huge proud-dad grin during this moment.
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Rahlves' ski career has spanned across disciplines. It started in the race gate, with Rahlves taking a historic victory as the first American Super G champion at Kitzbühel, Austria, in 2004, but expanded to include Warren Miller film appearances and an X Games Ski Cross medal.
Few skiers can say they've won 12 World Cup races and appeared in multiple ski movies. But Rahlves isn't your average, run-of-the-mill pro (is there such a thing as an average pro? Kinda sounds like an oxymoron); he's a legend.
And now he's passing the torch onto the next generation, clearly stoking the ski-racing fire in his son Drey.
It's a special thing to see. I don't think I'm alone in knowing I wouldn't have found my way as a skier without my parents' intervention. Their love of skiing convinced my 13-year-old self that there was more to life than video games.
Good on Rahlves for keeping skiing in the family. A passion for the mountains is one of the best gifts you can give your children, even if it's significantly pricier than a Fortnite gift card.
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