Skiing in School

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It was a single-digit Saturday in January when we headed out to meet four other families for a carpool caravan to the Mountain Top-Tippmann Paintball Biathlon. While parents discussed the best route for the two-hour drive to Chittenden, Vermont, the kids ran around the parking lot in their puffy parkas unfazed by the cold temperatures.

Making the trip were nine children, a mix of boys and girls ranging from preschool to fifth grade. Two of the boys were primarily alpine skiers, but the combination of shooting and ….