"Alta only sucks if you cant ski"
"Park City Still Sucks"
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.
When I was very young and couldn't carry my own equipment or had problems getting my boots on I would look to my father, but he would only say "Son, a skier helps himself".
The last year he skied we took a trip together. He was having problems with his boots and without me prompting him said "A skier helps himself, that is unless he is paying for the trip. Get over here and help me with my damn boots!!"
Corny as hell, but classic father son moment
Thats why skiing is so special. It creates memories that other stuff just cant compare. Disney, camping, beach,...all those fall by the wayside when compared to the memories that skiing makes with loved ones.
I can't remember the exact quote, but it was published when I lived in Vail (89-91), I believe by the Vail Daily. A ski shop rental/demo dude during a WC race was overheard asking a customer: "And what is your ability, Mr. Killy?"
It's this one line that I heard Warren tell us (the audience) in about 1984 that changed my life...made me go to about 28 new ski areas since...and growing.