WATCH: Woodriffe learns how to ski at Vertical Drop Ski Shop

- FOX 2's Woody Woodriffe went out to Clarkston, Michigan to try Vertical Drop Ski Shop's newest toy, the SkyTechSport Ski Simulator.  Vertical drop owner Bob Thomas and his daughter Elli gave him a crash course in learning how to ski.

It is the same simulator used by the U.S. Olympic Ski Team and professionals throughout the world.  It also is used by local high schools trying to stay fresh when conditions aren't right outside or wanted to work on their craft.  

I wanted to bring something unique and exciting to skiers in Michigan,” said Bob Thomas. “Helping customers truly become better skiers is what sets ski shops apart. The SkyTechSport simulator takes training to an entirely new level for kids and adults who are committed to the sport, or just want to become a better skier.” 

If you'd like to know more head to  The price is $65 for an hour or you can buy a punch card of 4 one-hour sessions for $180.  They also offer a full line of top-rated equipment and apparel, as well as expertise on ski tuning.

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