Originally Posted by tylrwnzl
So you're saying they can float on top of powder on 65 mm skis?
Furthermore, they don't need any heavy, dump skis in order to ski the crud. All their skis are feather light. So instead of busting through the crud, they just glide over it effortlessly.
The material they utilise for ski production is that "liquid metal" stuff, a technology that we've seen demoed in the new, improved, version of "Terminator 2".
So when they come accross some frozen potatoes, the never need slowing down. Their skis just turn into a liquid, thus conforming to the surface, glide over it so smoothly as if it's the finest Japanese pow, and then assume a solid form again - once the surface becomes smooth.
That's why you never see any aliens with knee problems