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Favorite Skiing Quotes

post #1 of 259
Thread Starter 
"The road to Alta is never closed; sometimes, however, travel is restricted."

Whats your favorite skiing quote?
post #2 of 259
"no bumps, no fat chicks."

inside joke i have with my dad and cousin.
post #3 of 259
Best race coach I ever had:

"What you are going to do is this; Go straighter at the gate than those guys, then turn."

Coaches elsewhere on the hill are spouting BS out of their butts for minutes at a time about each section of the course...completely useless drivel on race day. Train faster than everyone, inspect later than most, go faster than everyone else. Best advice ever.

I'm also a pretty big fan of:

"You're money! You're money and you don't even know it!" Unknown dude on lift; speaking to poor Bogner outfitted woman scared to death standing precipitously on rock outcropping at Alta.
post #4 of 259
My girlfriend is fond of saying "Skiing is a dance, and the mountain always leads.". Not sure where she got it, but I like it.
post #5 of 259
"Go that way really fast. If something gets in your way, turn!"
post #6 of 259
Thread Starter 
"The ski bum trades security for face shots, the future for the moment. Considering how hollow the promise of a corporate career has become, who can say the ski bum is not the wiser investor in his or her youth?"
post #7 of 259
Originally Posted by sjjohnston
"Go that way really fast. If something gets in your way, turn!"
"This mountain is PURE SNOW! Do you know the street value of that?"
post #8 of 259
"There's no waiting for friends on a powder day"
post #9 of 259
You have friends on powder days?

post #10 of 259
"You can ski on zis side of ze mountain, or on zat side of ze mountain, but not in ze middle"
post #11 of 259
How's the snow?
You should of been here yesterday.
post #12 of 259
After a typical rain followed by freeze storm in a New England area, a guy exploded off the chair on the solid Ice top ramp of the ski school lift. Once collected he walked over to a group of Instructors at line up and was heard to ask (pointing at the ramp)----:

: "Can't somebody sand that ?" :
post #13 of 259
"Skiing Tuckerman's ravine once is incredible. Twice is just dumb"


"The way to ski these things is to go to total panic, then back off"
post #14 of 259
From a warning sign at Targhee:

"Warning. Skiing beyond these boundaries may result in death and/or loss of skiing privileges."

As if dying isn't bad enough, they reserve the right to take your skiing privileges away too after you kill yourself.
post #15 of 259
Glen Plake, paraphrasing the movie Outer Limits:

"Skiing is the conquest of the useless."
post #16 of 259
"Faster, faster 'til the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death."

Used frequently in beginners lessons!!!
post #17 of 259
"Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face."

-- Dave Barry
post #18 of 259
Before Sugarloaf and Sunday River in Maine had a common owner, Sugarloaf had a sign on a lift tower at the 2700-foot elevation, about halfway up. It said "If you were at Sunday River, you'd be at the top by now."
post #19 of 259
In addition to the already-quoted lines from "Better Off Dead", here's one I remember from a humorous skiing dictionary article from about 20 years ago (my exact wording may be off a bit):

Traverse: One of two ways to stop while skiing.
Tree: The other method.
post #20 of 259
Originally Posted by slider
How's the snow?
You should of been here yesterday.
My Vote too!
post #21 of 259
Erma Bombeck:

If you marry a skier, marry tall, they walk with their knees bent 10 months out of the year.
post #22 of 259
Warren Miller:

You want your ski...go get it.
post #23 of 259

Description of how deep the Powder was

Total Terrain Ignortion!
post #24 of 259
Warren Miller (I'm paraphrasing, I may not the exact words)--

"Exactly one day in your life your kid will ski as good as you do. The next day, he'll ski better than you."

I remember this short story on NPR maybe 10-12 years ago, some ex-hippy talking about teaching his kid to ski at Alta--

"Gravity is love and every turn is a leap of faith."
post #25 of 259
Warren Miller (stretch pants days)------"When I started skiing my pants were baggy and my cheeks were tight------Now my cheeks are baggy and my pants are tight."
post #26 of 259
Calkboard @ the top of Powderhorn Ski Resort.
Skiers 0
Trees 3

Warren Miller-I remember when the first Fiberglass skis came out, you could buy them in any color as long as it was Black.
post #27 of 259
In the summer ski resorts are just a bunch of people movers to nowhere.
post #28 of 259
In honor of Bonni who is on a sabatical from Epic

"Remember, if you don't do it this year, you'll be one year older when you do." -Warren Miller

I love this one.
post #29 of 259
Originally Posted by Bryan
In honor of Bonni who is on a sabatical from Epic

"Remember, if you don't do it this year, you'll be one year older when you do." -Warren Miller

I love this one.
Words to live by!!!

Thats why I am broke
post #30 of 259
Damn, beat me to it. Used too be my tagline (cliche as it may be).

2nd choice, "You can't get hurt in the air, it's those sketchy landings that suck.
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