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Thread Starter 
To continue the discussion of "Greatest Skier of all Time," here are some facts and figures curtesy of Guinness World Records:
Most WC individual race wins: Ingemar Stenmark: 86 (46 GS, 40 SL, 287 total races); A. Moser 62.
WC wins in one season: I. Stenmark: 13; V. Schneider 13.
Consecutive WC wins: I. Stenmark 14 GS.
Olympic Gold Medals: (3) A. (Toni) Sailer; JC Killy; A. Tomba; KA Aamodt; V Schneider; J Kostelic; K Seizinger (My favorite); D Campagnoni.
Most Olympic Medals: (7) KA Aamodt; (5) K Seizinger and V Schneider.
Most World Skiing Alpine Championships: (7) T Sailer; (12) C Cranz
Greatest Vertical in one Day: (353,600') E. Podivinsky; L Sauder; C Kent; D Perret (BC Canada).
post #2 of 10
Now if somehow, someone had the patience and counted the forum posts on Epic and other sites, Foxy would probably be the "Wordinator".
post #3 of 10
I assume the greatest vertical in a day was ascending by helicopter(?)
I remember a few years ago hearing the greatest vertical off lifts had been done off the Grands Montets cable car at Argentiere. However I can't remember the guy's name or how much he did.
post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by Snowball
I assume the greatest vertical in a day was ascending by helicopter(?)
I remember a few years ago hearing the greatest vertical off lifts had been done off the Grands Montets cable car at Argentiere. However I can't remember the guy's name or how much he did.
Out of curiousity, when someone attempts/sets the record for "most vertical in a day", is it done over a 24 hr period or a sunrise to sunset period?
post #5 of 10
67 vertical *miles*...whoa. At a 30% grade that's 223 linear miles. 10 hours at an avg. speed of 22.3 mph.

Not that these are their numbers but just some interpolations for perspective.
post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by jstraw
67 vertical *miles*...whoa. At a 30% grade that's 223 linear miles. 10 hours at an avg. speed of 22.3 mph.

Not that these are their numbers but just some interpolations for perspective.
88,000 each?? 177 total 2000 foot descents, or 44 each?? one-- 2000 foot vert each every 15 minutes in a 10 hour time span---thats a fast lift. I suspect it is one of those 24 hours events---It would make much more sense with 24 hours to work with. Still have 44-2K vertical runs each but thats now about 2 per hour each.
post #7 of 10
In the "24 Hours of Aspen" event in December 2002, the winner did 68 laps of 3200 vertical feet apiece in 24 hours (noon to noon, so over two calendar days). 200K' in 24 hours, with gondola rides between runs as the only breaks. The guys who did the 353K' record must have been using helicopters.
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
This is a bit different...but still very impressive: http://www.verticalexpress.org/release.htm 1,610,680 vert. in one day at Vail! When I get home, I will re-visit my Guiness book to obtain more details regarding the 353K record.
post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
Here are the quotes from Guinness World Records 2004:
"On 4/29/98, [these guys] skied a record total of353,600 ft. in 14 hr. 30 min. on a slope at Blue River, BC, Can. They made the run 73 times and were helicoptered back to the summit each time."
"Jennifer Hughes (USA) holds the woman's verticalskiing distance record. On 4/20/1998, she 305,525 ft. at Atlin, BC, Can."
post #10 of 10
I tried Google but couldn't find a reference to the ski-lift derived vertical. It was awhile ago now and has probably been bettered somewhere else. The guy skied down under the Grands Montets lift, chasing the cable-car (tram to you) he had gone up on and then jumped the queue and got on last and went up again. On getting to the top he didn't walk down the iron staircase but skied directly from the top. He did this for as long as the lift was open through the day.
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