Vail Daily column: Are you fit enough for mountain sports?

By Melanie Wong

I have written a column for well over two years in our sports section and have rarely discussed sports. This is a fitness column, and I infrequently discuss sports such as skiing, motor racing, hunting and other mountain activities. After all, Ernest Hemingway once said, “There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.” There has been much discussion about the relationship between fitness and those “other” games. For example, there are specific standards of fitness that are likely related to the outcome of the game; any additional fitness developed requires too much …

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