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How to Watch a Ski Race : Make Some Noise

Fall Line

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Don’t worry about hollering at the athletes as loudly as you would at a football stadium. “For years I thought, ‘Don’t scream, you’ll interfere.’ But then we were at Snowbird one year, and Peeky was skiing the slalom, and everyone’s yelling, ‘Go! Go!’ And we’re only 40 feet away. Afterward I asked her if we distracted her. Turns out she didn’t even notice us. She said, ‘The only person I heard was my coach.'”

NOVEMBER 2004