Skiing quotes

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Skiing features

There are only four things you can do on skis. Turn right, turn left, go straight, or sell them. (Warren Miller)

Skiing is the best way in the world to waste time. (Glen Plake)

Skiing can be thought of as a control and guidance activity, sliding down on a varying surface. (David W. Murrie)

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)

When skiing downhill, either think faster than you are going, or go slower than you think. (Vladimir Belilovsky)

If you’re looking for a vacation concept that combines the elements of outdoor fun with the element of potentially knocking down a tree with your face, you can’t do better than skiing. (Dave Berry)

Skiing is ridiculous. (Katherine Ryan)

Cross-country skiing is great if you live in a small country. (Steven Wright)

All things are possible, except skiing through a revolving door. (Woody Allen)

Attitude to skiing

I love skiing. (Charles Leclerc)

It’s like swimming in a lake your whole life and then someone taking you to the ocean. (Kitt Redhead)

I hated skiing or any other sport where there was an ambulance waiting at the bottom of the hill. (Erma Bombeck)

I don’t like bungee jumping, but I do like skiing. (Roger Moore)

And as an adult, I tried skiing, and I ended up in tears. (Sutton Foster)

My philosophy on snow skiing is that there are less expensive ways to fall down a mountain. Yet every couple of years, I go on a ski trip for the same reason that women will have multiple children — they simply forget how much it hurts. (W. Bruce Cameron)

There are certain things black people just don’t do, OK? Skiing is one of them. (Reggie Miller)

I’d never even looked at a pair of skis. I didn’t even realise the boots were separate. I thought it was one whole thing. (Chloe Madeley)

Fun and skiing

As long as skiing is enjoyable, I’m going to continue to do it. (Bode Miller)

I think the most important thing in skiing is you have to be having fun. If you’re having fun, then everything else will come easy to you. (Lindsey Vonn)

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

Skiing is a battle against yourself, always to the frontiers of the impossible. But most of all, it must give you pleasure. It is not an obligation but a joy. (Jean-Claude Killy)

Who actually enjoys skiing? Come on, even Olympic ski masters, even James Bond, think that dressing up in all that fluorescent, insulated kit and having to manoeuvre down a mountain in the freezing cold is no way to spend leisure time. (Claudia Winkleman)

Risk and skiing

For me, skiing is a physical necessity. I have a need for risk. (Jean-Marie Messier)

It is not that I don’t recognize the danger in ski racing, but that I don’t fear the consequences. (Bode Miller)

In sports, especially skiing, you have to be comfortable with risk. You have to have a relationship with fear, and it can’t dominate the decision-making process. (Molly Bloom)

You have to be aware. Like, I’m not going to do any downhill skiing. It looks like a whole lot of fun, but I’m not going to risk breaking a leg. I want to be dancing the way I’m dancing now for 30 more years. (Bebe Neuwirth)

I learned to ski at a young age and love it — but I don’t get to do it as much as I’d like because of the risk of injuries. (Greg Rutherford)

Snow and skiing

Fresh snow is amazing. The board is real different… it floats on the powder and goes really fast. If you’re riding a long board, it’s more like surfing than skiing. (Adam Yauch)

There are times when one certain snow condition is great for one particular brand of skis. (Lindsey Vonn)

For the moment, the snow is quite wet and soft. If it was hard or icy, it would be a perfect downhill for my style, because I could fight even harder. (Hermann Maier)

Challenging snow is one of my favorite kinds of skiing, and I like being able to switch techniques at liberty. (Paul Parker)

She and Lisa always called that kind of snow heroic, because a person could do no wrong in it. Everyone skied like a hero in that kind of snow. (Kaya McLaren)

Quotes about snow

Writing and skiing

[I write] intuitively, reflexively, as if skiing down a steep mountain slope with no time to think. (Kurt Vonnegut)

On pristine parchment I draw with my skis calligraphic lines of joy, writing poems of movement. (Patricia Robin Woodruff)

Writing the opening lines of a story is a bit like starting to ski at the steepest part of a hill. You must have all your skills under control from the first instant. (Marion Dane Bauer)

Notice how many of the Olympic athletes effusively thanked their mothers for their success? “She drove me to my practice at four in the morning,” etc. Writing is not figure skating or skiing. Your mother will not make you a writer. My advice to any young person who wants to write is: leave home. (Paul Theroux)

Snowboarding and skiing

A day without snowboarding is like a day on skis. (Luke Whelan)

Skiers view snowboarders as a menace; snowboarders view skiers as Elmer Fudd. (Dave Barry)

Snowboarding is an activity that is very popular with people who do not feel that regular skiing is lethal enough. (Dave Barry)

I went through a period at boarding school when my coaches wanted me to switch to snowboarding because they thought I was no good at skiing. I was too skinny; I had terrible technique. They were saying I should be a snowboarder, and luckily, I resisted. (Bode Miller)

Quotes about snowboarding

Win and skiing

To win, you have to risk loss. (Jean-Claude Killy)

It’s good to ski for fun, but I still want to win races as often as possible. (Hermann Maier)

Sometimes it’s all about the win; sometimes, it’s all about the skiing. (Bode Miller)

It’s amazing how much of this is mental. Everybody’s in good shape. Everybody knows how to ski. Everybody has good equipment. When it really boils down to it, it’s who wants it the most, and who’s the most confident on his skis. (Reggie Crist)

People and skiing

I remember skiing being a family recreational thing. (Mikaela Shiffrin)

If the snow was black, people would ski less. (Jean-Marie Gourio)

All normal people have complexes, only degenerates and skiers do not have them. (Sergei Dovlatov)

If you have flat feet, you can ski. But it’s better to have it anyway. (Pierre Legare)

Music and skiing

It’s like a puzzle or a painting or music. When I ski, it’s like a song. I can hear the rhythm in my head, and when I start to ski that rhythm and I start to really link my turns together, all of a sudden there’s so much flow and power that I just can’t help but feel amazing. That’s where the joy comes from. (Mikaela Shiffrin)

When I’m skiing, I listen to electronic music. It’s repetitive and let’s me get into a groove and crank out the miles. (Ben Saunders)

I find music distracting — it takes me out of my head. What I love so much about skiing is the peacefulness. (Julia Mancuso)

Women and skiing

Overcoming one of my limiting beliefs, «girls are not as strong as men, therefore we cannot attempt the same physical challenges.» I can tell you, with all certainty, this is not true. I have accomplished things on skis no one thought were physically possible for females. (Lynsey Dyer)

For me, women’s ski wear has always been black and, again, not as feminine or sexy as I think it could look while still having the technology there. (Stella McCartney)

I see grannies at ski resorts who would do better avalanche than ski. (Frederic Dart)

Mountains and skiing

Feel the mountain and let it show you how you’re going to ski it. Relax and cruise. (Jim Bowden)

Skiing is the pleasurable part of alpinism, way more pleasurable and fun than alpine climbing. (Michael Kennedy)

I like skiing, among other things, because I have moments when I am alone in the mountains. That’s fantastic, when there’s nobody around you. You see miles around you, and the sun is almost down. (Roman Polanski)

Quotes about mountaineering

Life and skiing

Life is like skiing. Just like skiing, the goal is not to get to the bottom of the hill. It’s to have a bunch of good runs before the sun sets. (Seth Godin)

Life is like skiing. The most serious accidents often take place when stationary, when attention is relaxed. (Bruno Tessarech)

I realize how fortunate I am to have been able to make a life and career out of skiing. (Gus Kenworthy)

Wings and skiing

Skiing is the next best thing to having wings. (Oprah Winfrey)

A person should have wings to carry them where their dreams go, but sometimes a pair of skis makes a good substitute. (Hans Gmoser)

People weren’t meant to fly; that’s why we make kickers. (Warren Miller)

Freedom and skiing

A pair of skis are the ultimate transportation to Freedom. (Warren Miller)

Skiing fast feels like complete freedom to me. (KT Tunstall)

Allow me a bit of philosophy here… We started tele skiing as a rebellion against rules. (Paul Parker)

Quotes about freedom

Workout and skiing

Skiing makes me feel great, and it gives my legs such an incredible workout. (Joely Fisher)

In cross-country skiing, athletes propel themselves over distances of ten and twenty miles — a physical challenge that places intense demands on the ability of their red blood cells to deliver oxygen to their muscles. (Malcolm Gladwell)

Quotes about workout

Sex and skiing

Skiing is better than sex actually, because for me a good round of sex might be seven minutes. Skiing you can do for seven hours. (Spalding Gray)

I don’t think there’s a direct correlation between my sexuality and my skiing ability. But I think because I was so concerned about it being found out, it was a distraction. (Gus Kenworthy)

Sports and skiing

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)

In 2013, I had the chance to try cross-country skiing on snow and just fell in love with being in nature and how hard it was to pick up the sport. And the snow is sparkly. (Oksana Masters)

Quotes about sports

Business and skiing

If we admit it or not, skiing is a little bit of show biz. (Willy Bogner, Jr.)

Consolidation in the skiing equipment industry cannot be allowed to lead to higher prices, lower quality or less innovative products. (Neelie Kroes)

Falling and skiing

When you’re skiing, if you’re not falling, you’re not trying. (Donald Rumsfeld)

I feel like, with ski racing, you need to have a short memory. You crash all the time, and sometimes it’s a really bad one. But sometimes it’s not so bad. (Lindsey Vonn)

Nature and skiing

Under your skis the moon is alive. (Pablo Neruda)

You are one with your skis and nature. This is something that develops not only the body but the soul as well, and it has a deeper meaning for a people than most of us perceive. (Fridtjof Nansen)

Quotes about nature

Religion and skiing

It is unbecoming for a cardinal to ski badly. (Pope John Paul II)

It’s better to go skiing and think of God than go to church and think of sport. (Fridtjof Nansen)

Among the topics of skiing quotes, I would highlight wings, risk, sex, music, snowboarding, fun.

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