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From Anchor Lisa Breckenridge

My Olympic Ski Simulator Competition

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I love to ski! I grew up in Northern California skiing the mountains of Lake Tahoe some of my best memories growing up are from the ski trips with my family and then eventually high school and college friends.

I am currently trying to pass that love onto my now nearly 9 year old twins, here's a favorite picture of us from our trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming last year.

So when our producer Michelle Pulfrey said I want to put you on this really cool ski simulator I of course jumped at the chance, when I heard there was a moving video component that's when I got a bit nervous!  Ever since I had the twins and or getting older, moving video makes me totally nauseated! I can't even play video games with the kids.

But here's the thing in case you don't know this about me I love a challenge and I never want to say no, so I just figured I'd tough it out and I am glad I did, it was a total blast! And an unbelievable workout at that in just two minutes I could barely talk it felt like my mouth was full of cotton and I know my tush is going to feel it tomorrow.  Of course being "Good Day LA" they had to make a competition out of it, so they pitted Marla Tellez against me (again being competitive happy to report I beat her time)...but of course being me once I crossed the finish line and was just standing that's when I fell over (again typical can't tell you how often that's happened on the ski slope).

Just to give you more about the actual simulator: SkyTechSport machines incorporate powerful drives that recreate downhill G-force effect, simulating intense vibrations and compression effects. Dozens of sensing units read all of the skier's movements and make possible recreating the exact same sensations. The simulator allows users to choose snow conditions and adjust the smallest features of terrain. What is more, the computer system creates a stunning visual experience, letting us all witness a giant leap of progress in professional sports equipment.

For advanced skiers, the SkyTechSport training machine makes it easier to become accustomed to the modern carving technique and keep up muscle tone, fitness and technique off season. For beginners, it can establish solid technique from day one and build confidence in a safe environment. And for others, it's an exciting workout or fun virtual racing challenge.

Check out the official website for tickets and info on SkyTechSport Olympic Ski & Snowboard Simulator.

Or have a look at SkyTech Sport's Official YouTube Channel.

SkyTechSport on Facebook.

Follow SkyTechSport on Twitter: @skytechsport

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