The best snow for skiing is made up of snowflakes called fernlike stellar dendrites. These snowflakes are the largest type of snowflakes, diameters exceeding 5 mm, and are extremely thin and light, so they make a low density snowpack. its.caltech.edu/~atomic/s…
That, in 13th-century Norway, hunting elk with bows and Arrows while skiing was made illegal in order to maintain the local elk population. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Dr. Bagenholm fell face first into a frozen river while skiing and got stuck. Doctors revived her from being clinically dead which led to the development of therapeutic hypothermia, which has increased survival rates and brain function in many heart surgery, epileptic, and stroke patients. theguardian.com/science/b…
Both winners of Levi, Lapland in Alpine Skiing get to name a reindeer, each. skiracing.com/win-in-levi…
Blind Skiing is possible! And there are actually places in the US/Canada where you can pursue it! youtu.be/Ui-9uNuqRyE
Water skiing was invented in 1922 at lake Pepin in Minnesota by 18 year old Ralph Samuelson. montereyboats.com/news/vi…
Juha Mieto of Finland lost the 15km cross county skiing event at the 1980 Olympics by 1/100 of a second. After this event the International Ski Federation changed its rules to round times to the nearest tenth of a second. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cro…
Anna Bagenholm survived the lowest body temperature ever recorded at 56.7 F (13.7 C). She had been skiing when she fell through a frozen stream and became stuck for 80 minutes. Despite being clinically dead, she made a full recovery and is now working at the same hospital that saved her life. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Today I learned of the sport of Extreme Ironing. Exponents take ironing boards to extreme locations and iron garments there. Performances have taken place while doing activities such as skiing, surfboarding, diving and marathon running. Two extreme ironers ironed a Union Jack above Everest base camp in 2003. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ext…
Today I learned about Twiggy the Water-Skiing squirrel. Twiggy stands on a pair of styrofoam skis and zoomed around a little pool behind a toy boat. The aim was to be the water safety equivalent of Smokey Bear. ajc.com/entertainment/twi…
Today I learned of a sport called extreme ironing, where a person tries to iron clothes in the most extreme place possible, such as underwater while diving or while skiing en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ext…
President and COO of Disney, Frank G. Wells, died in a helicopter crash during a skiing expedition in Nevada in 1994 www-latimes-com.cdn.amppr…
Today I learned about the first and only Nudist musical, Goldilocks and the Three Bares. It’s about a man who learns to accept nudism by accepting his girlfriend at a nudist camp. It features scenes of nude actors riding, water-skiing, and yachting, all filmed upon the insistence of the director. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gol…
62 of the first ski resorts in America were founded by veterans of the 10th Mountain Division of skiing soldiers who, in WWII, saved Italy from the nazis. First they saved Italy, then they gave us skiing. Greatest generation! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10t…
Skiing has existed for thousands of years, and the Norse Goddess Skadi was an expert skier en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ski…
Snow and ice are only slippery because of a 4 molecule thick layer of water that is always present at the surface down to as cold as -30C; below -30C it becomes a true solid and skating and skiing are extremely difficult technology.org/2017/12/01…
Arthur Conan Doyle claimed to invent downhill skiing, he helped introduce skiing to Switzerland and popularised the sport in Britain conandoyleestate.com/news…
Pope John Paul II used to 'escape' the Vatican to secretly go skiing. irishexaminer.com/world/p…
The world's first skiing club was founded in 1861, in the goldrush town of Kiandra, in the Snowy Mountains of Australia. It was called the Kiandra Snowshoeing Club, as that is what they called skiing at the time. members.ozemail.com.au/~s…
Skiing enthusiasts on Usenet got into a flame war that went on for months until the Seattle police department had to intervene, and a judge banned one of the members from making any new posts. The dispute began over who should get a set of free ski-lift passes. wired.com/1999/11/usenet-…
Falling while water skiing or on a slide can cause a flood of water to enter the anus or vagina in an injury called "water ski douche" canadafreepress.com/medic…
Today I learned about Scott Abraham. A skiing enthusiast banned by court order in 1999 from posting on a discussion group after engaging in a flame war with other online posters. That eventually led to death threats en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Use…
Australia is home to the first snow-skiing club in the world, the Kiandra Snow Shoe Club. It's also the longest continuously operating club in the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ski…
Today I learned of Bruno Gouvy who at one time held speed world records in skydiving and skiing; he was also the first person to snowboard down an 8,000+ meter peak. He died at 27 years old after a 3,000 foot fall whole snowboarding in France. adventure-journal.com/201…
BastΓΈy Prison, where inmates are housed in cottages, and have access to horseriding, fishing, tennis, and cross-country skiing. Reoffending rates are 16%, compared to a European average of around 70% en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bas…
- This year's Superbowl (in Minnesota) will include a free 10-day festival including: Native American exhibitions, ice castles, Nordic skiing, skijoring, tubing, snowmobile stunts, concerts, among other things... mnsuperbowl.com/super-bow…
Norway has won the 4 x 10km relay at the Cross Country Skiing World Championships 9 times in a row and counting. The last time they lost was in 1999. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher is alive but his current condition is unknown. In 2013, he suffered a serious brain injury in a skiing accident. telegraph.co.uk/sport/mot…
Pierre E. Trudeau's youngest son, Michel, was swept away in an avalanche at the age of 23 while skiing. The avalanche dragged him and his heavy pack 300ft into a lake, where he is presumed to have drowned. His body was never recovered. nytimes.com/1998/11/16/wo…
A woman survived deep hypothermia (temp = 13.7C / 55.4F!) after she became trapped in an icy waterfall in Norway. She was clincally dead when she arrived in hospital but made a full recovery and still goes skiing. news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/healt…
In 1999 a woman was trapped under ice for 80 minutes as a result of a skiing accident. Her body temperature was recorded at 13.7C (56.7F) yet she suffered no brain damage and made more or less a full recovery. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A…
Today I learned of 'ski ballet' of a discipline that was once a olympic freestyle skiing discipline youtube.com/watch?v=11JTL…
Today I learned of Gary and Angelica di Silvestri, wealthy Americans who represented the tiny country of Dominica in skiing at the 2014 Olympics. However, neither was able to complete their respective races. Gary did not even make it to the first 2.2 km checkpoint. Angelica didn't even show up for her race. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gar…
In 1997 the sport Extreme Ironing started by Phil Shaw in his garden, combines ironing clothing and extreme sport or location. People have ironed shirts on their custom ironing boards while skydiving, bungee jumping, water-skiing, speed cycling, and deep-sea diving, among other items of clothing wikipedia.org/wiki/Extrem…
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…
Skiers were allowed to use only one pole in the early years of competitive cross-country skiing en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cro…
There are actually three skiing resorts where snowboarders are excluded from. And that there is a anti-movement claiming it is illegal to prohibit snowboarders there. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poa…
During his 27 year reign as Pope, Pope John Paul II had more than 100 skiing vacations. zenit.org/en/articles/joh…
Paralympic athletes will use the same course for downhill skiing as the Olympics, only they do it on one ski, a body ski, or even blind. teamusa.org/US-Paralympic…
"Ski Ballet", a combination of skiing, ice skating, and dance, was submitted as a demonstration sport, in the 1988 and 1992 winter olympics youtube.com/watch?v=i53PF…
Mauna Kea on Hawaii's big island has 100 square miles of skiable terrain attracting skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts. hawaiiinfoguide.com/hawai…
Chinese people have been skiing for 4000 years, originally used as a means to hunt. npr.org/2013/12/15/250753…
Naughty Dog, then known as Jam Software, lost their development progress on an Apple II skiing game when they accidentally overwrote bootleg games over their only copy of the game. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nau…
Skiing behind a horse is considered a sport in Montana top10go.com/top-10-winter…
Cross country skiing is still wrestling with doping issues sportsonearth.com/article…
Skiing behind a horse is actually a sport in Montana top10go.com/top-10-winter…
Water skiing,Surf lifesaving and Ballooning have been Olympic sports en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oly…
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…
There is an adult summer camp on 300 acres in Kent, CT where for a weekend you can partake in activities that range from water skiing, ziplining, rock climbing, wine tastings, culinary classes, flippy cup, live music and much more. clubgetaway.com/getaways/

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