Monday, February 2, 2009

Media One Funski, Sioux Falls

Great Bear Recreation Park is the City of Sioux Falls' winter playground, with downhill skiing and snowboarding, cross-country ski trails and a tubing lift. For a city like Sioux Falls, which is basically on the flat prairie, Great Bear is a pretty darn good little ski area.

The end of January at Great Bear always brings the Media One Funski, a fundraiser for the Children's Inn. Last weekend's event included ski and snowboard races, tube races, frozen kickball, snow sculpting, cross-country ski racing, and a 5K road race.

There was lots of cool action to photograph, but best of all I got some great crash stuff! Don't worry, I watched each of these people get up and make their way down the rest of the hill without much trouble. I'm not going to say there weren't bruised muscles and egos, but I'm sure there were no serious injuries.

As they say, don't try this at home!



Even with the most spectacular crash of the day, this guy ended up back on his feet and barely stopped before rejoining the race.






For more info on Great Bear Recreation Park, click here www.greatbearpark.com.

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