World Cup speed skier Rauli Karjalainen, 70, of Mountain Green, talks about his speed skiing passion Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at his home in Mountain Green. "You look between your skis, and the track disappears, it is so steep," Kajalainen said of a course in Vars, France. "You drop more than you move forward. You can't stop or turn. You're going to go down one way or another, you might as well go down on skis."