So the question is, how much of the skill of the grandchildren is genetic and how much is the result of nurture. Genetics do play a part in providing a healthy body with bone and muscle structure amenable to skiing. And also we would hope a mental structure oriented to learning the actions of the body for skilled skiing. However, the nurture element is very important. The grandchildren started skiing almost as soon as they could walk. Both the parents and professional instructors honed their skills through many hours of guided instruction and free skiing. The upshot of all this activity is a set of exceptional skiers. (Of course I'll admit that this opinion is a biased one from a proud grandparent).
|Carson, Cole, Kiara and Turner|
Can't beat the combination of genes and nurture! Maybe some of the genes from this old geezer were valuable. I hope so!