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Famous Ski Quotes

post #1 of 73
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Skiing is a dance, and the mountain always leads. ~Author Unknown


Stretch pants - the garment that made skiing a spectator sport. ~Author Unknown


There are really only three things to learn in skiing: how to put on your skis, how to slide downhill, and how to walk along the hospital corridor. ~Lord Mancroft, A Chinaman in the Bath, 1974


The sport of skiing consists of wearing three thousand dollars' worth of clothes and equipment and driving two hundred miles in the snow in order to stand around at a bar and get drunk. ~P.J. O'Rourke, Modern Manners, 1984


Gotta use your brain, it's the most important part of your equipment. ~Kevin Andrews and Warren Miller, Extreme Skiing


When it comes to skiing, there's a difference between what you think it's going to be like, what it's really like, and what you tell your friends it was like. ~Author Unknown


The sensual caress of waist deep cold smoke.... glory in skiing virgin snow, in being the first to mark the powder with the signature of their run. ~Tim Cahill


Skiing is the only sport where you spend an arm and a leg to break an arm and a leg. ~Author Unknown


I do not participate in any sport with ambulances at the bottom of the hill. ~Erma Bombeck


Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face. ~Dave Barry


Cross country skiing is great if you live in a small country. ~Steven Wright


The sun is bright and the powder bitchin'. ~Author Unknown


Traverse: One of two ways to stop while skiing. Tree: The other method. ~Author Unknown


All things are possible, except for skiing through a revolving door. ~Author Unknown


Gravity is love and every turn is a leap of faith. ~Author Unknown


Skiing: the art of catching cold and going broke while rapidly heading nowhere at great personal risk. ~Author Unknown


There's no waiting for friends on a powder day. ~Author Unknown


Snow: a form of precipitation that usually occurs three weeks prior to and the morning of your departure from your ski vacation. ~Author Unknown


Turn right, turn left, repeat as necessary. ~Author Unknown


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? ~Author Unknown


If you aren't crashing, you aren't skiing. ~Author Unknown


Kids today, all they talk about is big air. I say, stay on the mountain, that's where the action is. If you want big air, pull my finger. ~Smooth Johnson


Powder snow skiing is not fun. It's life, fully lived, life lived in a blaze of reality. ~Dolores LaChapelle


Snowboarding is an activity that is very popular with people who do not feel that regular skiing is lethal enough.... I now realize that the small hills you see on ski slopes are formed around the bodies of forty-seven-year-olds who tried to learn snowboarding. ~Dave Barry


If you marry a skier, marry tall - they walk with their knees bent ten months out of the year. ~Author Unknown


I think my favorite sport in the Olympics is the one in which you make your way through the snow, you stop, you shoot a gun, and then you continue on. In most of the world, it is known as the biathlon, except in New York City, where it is known as winter. ~Michael Ventre, L.A. Daily News

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post #2 of 73
Its best if I watch your skiing from the bottom of the slope! -Any ski instructor teaching a powder lesson on the morning after a big storm.
post #3 of 73
"Hold my beer and watch THIS!" Timeless.
post #4 of 73
"The faster you ski, the less time you are in danger" - A favourite from an instructor I've skied with a while back.
post #5 of 73
"As in any alpine region, the weather is changeable, protection questionable, route-finding bewildering, rockfall frequent and descents tedious. In short, it's everything you could ever ask for." -- from the Canadian Alpine Journal, 1993
post #6 of 73
"Its easy, just follow me."
post #7 of 73
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
There are really only three things to learn in skiing: how to put on your skis, how to slide downhill, and how to walk along the hospital corridor. ~Lord Mancroft, A Chinaman in the Bath, 1974


The sport of skiing consists of wearing three thousand dollars' worth of clothes and equipment and driving two hundred miles in the snow in order to stand around at a bar and get drunk. ~P.J. O'Rourke, Modern Manners, 1984


Skiing is the only sport where you spend an arm and a leg to break an arm and a leg. ~Author Unknown


I think my favorite sport in the Olympics is the one in which you make your way through the snow, you stop, you shoot a gun, and then you continue on. In most of the world, it is known as the biathlon, except in New York City, where it is known as winter. ~Michael Ventre, L.A. Daily News
These are great, I can totally relate.
post #8 of 73
Stretch pants - the garment that made skiing a spectator sport. ~Author Unknown

Speaking of which, the other weekend I come into the lodge of my ski hill to take momentary refuge from a howling blizzard outside and the Swedish Women's Ski team in all their athletic glory were getting changed into their speed suits. Aah a warming moment.
post #9 of 73
"whatzanafukk is a Chinese Downhill?!" -Kendo
post #10 of 73
If you want to taste powder, you have to eat some ~ Bob Barnes

"Skis belong on the snow; Wanna' see big air kid, pull my finger... "

That was from a promotional poster with a grizzled looking old guy with a crew cut ... "Smooth Johnson; Master of The Carve" ..... Olin Skis

For you Phil:
If you've never seen an Elephant ski, you've never been on acid ~ Eddie Izzard
post #11 of 73
What's that guys name??.......Mike Schmidt or Scot Schmidt??...........Standing at the top of the hill he turns to his ski buddy and says.....

"Could I get you to buy me a beer??"

Love that one.
post #12 of 73
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sugaree View Post
What's that guys name??.......Mike Schmidt or Scot Schmidt??...........Standing at the top of the hill he turns to his ski buddy and says.....

"Could I get you to buy me a beer??"

Love that one.
It is Scot (yes, with one "t"). Mike Schmidt was a third baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies. As cheap as I heard Mike was, I wouldn't have put it past him to ask that question too though .
post #13 of 73
Good one, Phil.

And thanks for the correction.
post #14 of 73
"That repulsive dwarf has done it again"

A world cup coach after bearded 5'5" Heini Hemmi of Switzerland won the GS in the '76 Olympics.
post #15 of 73
Lycra is a privilege, not a right.
post #16 of 73
Famous last words: "Hey, dude, watch this!"
post #17 of 73

My fave

After the morning runs, Maier is asked by a reporter if he's learned anything from training with Rahlves and the other Americans. He reflects for a moment. "How to eat a hamburger," he says. When pressed, he elaborates: "Also, how to eat a hot dog."
post #18 of 73
Setting the stage... leading the way on the hike up the ridge on the first good powder day of the year and watching the buds fumble with gloves,zip up coats and take a leak..."Maybe this is the year when I turn over an old leaf, let someone else go first and give up my crown as the king powder pig---NAAA" ~Author more than likely known
post #19 of 73
"We better crank these down -- if you Marker out, we won't win." TJ Burke

"'When Is Your Child Ready to Go Skiing?' A silly question. Your child is ready to go skiing when there's half a foot of fresh snow and you can't find a baby sitter." PJ O'Rourke
post #20 of 73

From Movies

From Better off dead

Charles De Mar: [giving skiing instructions] Go that way, really fast. If something gets in your way, turn.

From Hot Dog

Race Official: And now for the rules of the International, Chinese downhill: there are none.

Squirrel Murphy: Yeah, best run of the morning, man. Hey, were you on shrooms or what?

From Downhill Racer

Coach(Gene Hackmans character): Too much technique
post #21 of 73
All from unknown authors:

Faster and faster until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.

When Hell freezes over, I'll ski there too.

And a bit edgier one, more often appreciated by the ladies -

Sex is like snow. You never know how many inches you're going to get, or how long it's going to last.
post #22 of 73
I would put into this category (famous ski quotes) some signature (and there was a thread on that too) like :

It's better to be lost than to know where you are and not like it - unknown Maggot

I, also, am looking for the steeps at Jackson Hole. When I find them, I'll ski somewhere else.
Oboe
post #23 of 73
We are born with a finite number of breaths.
Use them wisely (The North Face ad-Fall 2004)

"Nobody needs to prove to anybody what they're worthy of, just the person that they look at in the mirror. That's the only person you need to answer to,"
Picabo Street
post #24 of 73
"You got anything tougher than that." Dexter Rutecki - alpinedad will know.
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"Go that way really really fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!"
post #26 of 73
"I was lucky to be nineteen, stupid and have strong legs"
Toni Matt after straightlining the Tuckerman's Headwall during the Inferno race some 70 years ago.

Back in those days pretty sure he didn't have to worry about a pre-release...
post #27 of 73
Quote:
Originally Posted by NordtheBarbarian View Post
From Downhill Racer

Coach(Gene Hackmans character): Too much technique
The quote may really be "too much style"

If you ever coached you know exactly what he meant.
post #28 of 73
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Originally Posted by NordtheBarbarian View Post
The quote may really be "too much style"

If you ever coached you know exactly what he meant.

I never coached but at one point it was a big debate argument between me and my uncle (also not a coach, but because he happened to ski for a week with Stenmark, by chance he was Glacier skiing where the guy was training at that time, had the possibility to free skiing with the lot of them "absorbing" some "concepts" of that era). He kept saying that I was skiing in a too much stylish way (implying that my "style" was not as effective as his "technique")
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post #29 of 73
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"This is pure snow.... {SNORT}, I can't feel the left side of my face, Do you know what the street value of this mountain would be????"
post #30 of 73
"Taste death, live life!"

Suicide, in Ski Patrol (1990).
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