Canadians gifted a Norwegian coach over 5 tons of maple syrup after he helped an Olympic Canadian cross-country skier after she broke her pole during a race. cbc.ca/sports/norwegian-r…
A 64 year old Finnish skier hit 125 mph at the Albertville Olympics in 1992. 38 years prior he finished 11th in the Combined event (downhill and slalom) at the 1956 Olympics at Cortina. fis-ski.com/en/internatio…
The world-renowned violinist Vanessa-Mae is also an Olympic skier en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tha…
Today I learned of Elizabeth Swaney, a completely average skier who managed to compete in the Olympics by cleverly manipulating the system independent.co.uk/sport/o…
Today I learned of Ski Valley at Sangre de Cristo in New Mexico, which has "Tree Martinis" to calm the nerves of the skiers heading down the mountain. skifederation.org/tree-ma…
Skiing has existed for thousands of years, and the Norse Goddess Skadi was an expert skier en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ski…
Today I learned the reason happy days had the fonz jump the shark was because Henry winkler was an expert water skier. huffingtonpost.com/2015/0…
Today I learned of "Eddie the Eagle", an English skier who in 1988 became the first competitor since 1928 to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping, finishing last in the 70 m and 90 m events, He became the British ski jumping record holder en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edd…
During the 2012 Tunnel Creek avalanche, the roiling snow turned into something closer to liquid, thick like lava. Elyse Saugstad, a professional free skier, narrowly escaped being trapped inside the sudden snow fall by pulling the lever on her avalanche survival air bag before being sucked in. nytimes.com/projects/2012…
During their Paralympic event, blind alpine skiers are required to wear blacked-out goggles paralympic.org/sites/defa…
There's a hazard known as a Tree Well (a dangerous void or area of loose snow around the trunk of a tree) that can trap skiers and snowboarders, many of which have died. Experiments which deliberately placed people in Tree Wells showed 90% were unable to rescue themselves. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tre…
100 skiers died in the European Alps in the 2015 season. sports.vice.com/en_us/art…
Popular violinist Vanessa Mae competed as a skier in the 2014 Winter Olympics en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van…
For the first three years of her life, alpine skier Picabo Street literally had no first name. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pic…
Speed skiers can travel 35 mph faster than terminal velocity in free fall. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spe…
Today I learned of Ingemar Stenmark a Swedish slalom skier that was so good that the International Skiing Association changed the rules since he outclased his opponents in the point system encyclopedia.com/people/s…
A group of snowboarders filed a lawsuit in federal court to force a private resort to end the no snowboard policy enacted to market to skiers who wanted a snowboard free resort. A federal appeals court ruled against them earlier this year. usnews.com/news/us/articl…
Skiers were allowed to use only one pole in the early years of competitive cross-country skiing en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cro…
In 1959, 9 seasoned XC-skiers were found dead in the Ural Mountains. 5 were found far from their abandoned, stocked tent in just their undergarments; the other 4 were found warmly clothed with traumatic, internal injuries. All had high levels of radiation; the case remains a mystery. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dya…
An Olympic Bronze Medallist Skier was stripped of his medal after an inactive isomer of methamphetamine, from a Vicks decongestant inhaler, was found on a drug test, his medal was never returned. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ala…
William B Davis the actor who played the Smoking Man on the X-Files is a master water skier. williambdavis.com/Water-S…
Today I learned of Prince Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, a German prince and pop singer who represents Mexico as a professional alpine skier, becoming the oldest athlete in the 2010 Winter Olympics. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pri…
A skier from Zimbabwe has qualified for the Sochi Olympics. Should he compete, it will be Zimbabwe's Winter Olympic debut. herald.co.zw/steyn-ready-…
The cousin of Olympic skier Bode Miller, Liko Kenney, shot a police officer 5 times and then proceeded to run over the officer with his car. Moments later, with the car stuck on the body, a bystander picked up the fallen officer’s gun and shot Liko to death. bostonmagazine.com/2007/0…
In 2006 a Swedish skier tried to ski down the Mount Everest. He fell 2500m to his death. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/T…
Today I learned of Yak Skiing, whereby a skier is propelled up a hill by a downhill charging yak by means of a pulley system and some pony nuts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yak…
Gerald Ford was an avid skier who would leave his Secret Service detail in his powder as he outraced them on the slopes. Since they couldn't find any agents who could ski as well they recruited an expert to ski backward in front of him and wave. truthorfiction.com/rumors…
Fritjof Nansen, a champion skier, was the first person to cross Greenland and later made a North Pole attempt. He was also a Scientist, Humanitarian, and Statesman. In 1922 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for organizing the repatriation of WWI POWs and dealing with the Russian refugee crisis. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fri…
In 2010 a cross-country skier Petra Majdic won a bronze olympic medal with 4 broken ribs, pierced lungs and a pneumothorax en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
9 experienced skiers died in a panic in the Russian wilderness and its still unknown why. mysteriousuniverse.org/20…
The oldest olympic athlete at the winter olympics 2014 is a 55 y/o Mexican Alpine skier, photographer, businessman, and pop singer known as Andy Himalaya and Royal Disaster. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pri…
Norwegian skier Odd-Bjoern Hjelmeset explained why he didn’t win gold at the 2010 Olympics by saying: β€œI think I have seen too much porn in the last 14 days.” dailymail.co.uk/news/arti…
Olympic freestyle skier Patrick Deneen took his first turns on skis at the age of 11 months, just two months after he began walking. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat…
Mad River Glen, Vermont, is 1 of 2 ski areas in the US that operates a single chair lift, and 1 of 3 that bans snowboarding. It also has a trail where skiers must drop in off a 4-5 foot frozen waterfall. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad…
The father of US Olympic skier Julia Mancuso built one of the largest domestic drug cartels in US history. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cir…
The Smoking Man from the "X-Files" is a champion Water Skier williambdavis.com/Reverse
There exists an airbag that prevent skiers from being sucked under during an avalanche. youtube.com/watch?v=8p_3u…
The resting heart rate of a conditioned cross-country skier can get down to 28 beats/min. btc.montana.edu/olympics/…
The Australian male moguls skier Dale Begg-Smith is behind a serious amount of SPAM and malware thanks to his business "AdsCPM" zdnet.com/blog/spyware/au…
Star violinist Vanessa-Mae is also an Alpine skier and qualified for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, representing Thailand en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van…
There is actually a Norse god of skiers: Ullr. "His favorite sport was chasing game with a bow and arrow through the mountains at speed on skis." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ull…
Kenyas first Winter Games competitor, cross-country skier Philip Boit, attended Nagano '98 Winter Olympics only two years after he saw snow for the first time news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/sport…
William B. Davis (Cigarette Smoking Man on the X-Files) is a former national champion water skier en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Jeremy Bloom, All-American, NFL Player, and Olympic Skier, runs a charity that grants wishes for people 80+. seniorwish.org/
Austrian Pro-Skier Hermann "Herminator" Maier almost lost his leg in a motorcycle accident, came back to Pro-Skiing after only two years and made his way back to the top of the world within 2 weeks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
That Gameskeeper's thumb (skier's thumb) was originally dubbed due to ucl tears caused by breaking smaller animal's necks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gam…

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