Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
The Norse God of Winter. Ullr is the Norse God of winter. Many skiers invoke his name and make small offerings to get him to unleash a powder dump on selected ski hills.
Great USA racers. The balding Mahre twins are some of the greatest American ski racers and are retired from international competition.
Plastic. Modern ski boots are made of plastic. Some can be custom molded to a skier's feet and a good fit is essential to good skiing.
Cold weather and good food. Tremblant, in Quebec, is known for the quality of its food and lodging. It can be quite cold and powder is infrequent.
Extreme skier. Glen Plake is getting geezerish but is still the coolest skier in all of huckdom.
|If you wanted to ski the unbound terrain park, you would go where?||Free Skiing
Mammoth. The unbound is one of the largest and most popular parks in the country.
High Society. All three were made by Matchstick productions.
|What is it called when you spin the opposite way you are used to?||Free Skiing
unnatural. Fakie is landing backwards, cork is spinning off axis, and bio is spinning off axis backwards.
Wade Simmons. Wade was also pro mountain biker.
|Who won the 2004 X-games superpipe Gold Medal?||Free Skiing
Simon Dumont. Simon won with a 540, 22 feet out of the pipe.
|Which is a trick that is not possible in a halfpipe?||Free Skiing
disaster to 270 off. Disaster to 270 is a rail trick.
|What was the trick that won the 2002 U.S. Open big Air, and who won it?||Free Skiing
C.R. Johnson- bio 1260 opposite mute. Andy Woods won the year before, and Mickeal won the next year.
|Who was not a member of the Armada Skis pro team in 2004?||Free Skiing
Evan Raps. They all skied for Rossignol, but Evan was the only one who skied for them in 2004.
K2. In 2002, K2 released the seth pistol, Seth Morrisons signature model.
a ski with a raised tail so you are able to land backwards. Twin tip skis are now made by almost every ski company.
K2. At 28,250 feet, K2 is the second highest mountain in the world. It is located on the border between China and Pakistan. K2 were a U.S. company based in Washington State. It was not named after the mountain, but after the founders, two brothers named Kirschner.
Vancouver, Canada. The first Winter Olympics were in Chamonix, France, in 1924.
Robert Redford. Gene Hackman co-starred in this 1969 production as a team coach who tried to keep a maverick competitor in check. Redford played a talented racer who was single-mined in the pursuit of success at the expense of any personal relationship. The movie was something of a financial flop.
|'Eddie The Eagle' became a celebrity after his 'performances' in the Calgary Winter Olympics of 1988, but do you know his real name?||Skiing Verities and Balderdash
Michael Edwards. Eddie The Eagle represented Great Britain, but scored a notable lack of success in the 60m and 90m ski jumping events - coming last among all those who finished. The media and the Great British public took this heroic loser to their hearts, even if his lack of ability embarrassed the more straight-laced British winter olympics establishment. Michael Edwards is a native of Cheltenham in England and worked as a plasterer. Unfortunately, Edwards was not as fit as the other competitors and did not have the same financial backing. His "15 minutes of fame" earned him a career in television and after-dinner speaking.
Look up and down so as not to endanger someone already on the move. The 10 FIS rules for conduct on the slopes can be found at www.fis-ski.com.
Select rules and publications from the left hand menu and go to FIS General Rules.
|Members of a family renowned in movie and musical for their flight from Austria to escape the Nazis, went on to run a ski holiday hotel in Vermont, USA. What is their name?||Skiing Verities and Balderdash
Vonn Trapp. The family eventually settled at Stowe in the early 1940s. The Vonn Trapp Family Lodge opened in 1950.
Drive it. The best way to describe a Ski-Doo is a powered sled with skis at the front and caterpillar tracks at the rear. They are steered like a motorcycle and can be very fast and maneuverable. They are a very quick way of getting around the slopes and are often used by the ski patrols for mountain rescues.
|Winter Sports: If you were a spectator, or even a competitor at the 'Critérium de la première neige', where would you be?||Skiing Verities and Balderdash
Val D'Isere, France. The Critérium de la première neige is the traditional curtain-raiser for World Cup races in Europe each season. It is held in early December.
|Telluride is a popular ski resort in Colorado, but is also known for a significant event that happened there more than 100 years ago. What happened?||Skiing Verities and Balderdash
It was the location of the first robbery by Butch Cassidy. Butch Cassidy (Robert LeRoy Parker) and his gang stole thousands of dollars from the bank in June 1889. The Sundance Kid was not a member of the gang at that time.
Black. The European order from easiest to most difficult is green, blue, red, black.
The North American order from easiest to most difficult is green, blue, black diamond, and double black diamond.
Terje Haakonsen. Although this was the year snowboarding was first formally introduced to the Winter Olympics, Haakonsen (also spelled Håkonsen), recognized as one of the most dominant snowboarders of all time, was so incensed at the fact the ultra-conservative FIS (Federation Internationale de Ski) would be overseeing the qualifications instead of the well established IFS (International Snowboarding Federation), he went so far as to boycott the Olympics. Many still feel that, without his participation, the halfpipe competition that year was just not the same.
Mt. Baker. Receiving an average of 615 inches (over 50 feet!) plus of snowfall a year, Mt. Baker easily leads all ski areas in the Continental US in snowfall. In fact, in the 1998-1999 season, Mt. Baker received a total of 1,140 inches of snow. That's 95 feet (or 29 meters)!
Dave McCoy. Dave McCoy installed the first rope tow at Mammoth Mountain in 1955. The mountain has expanded from there and the rest is history!
Green Circles. Green circles are the easiest runs. Blue squares are for intermediates. Black diamonds are for advanced skiers/snowboarders. Double Black Diamonds - experts only! Purple Triangles? Well, I made those up!
If you are still learning, do not ski or snowboard on runs that greatly exceed your ability. In addition, when riding down these types of trails, be courteous on the slopes to those who are still learning.
Yard Sale. While the other answers are potentially humorous phrases in their own right, the yard sale is the term used most commonly. On powder days, many people have long strips of brightly colored ribbon tied to the backs of their bindings to locate a lost ski that dives under the snow. Not a bad idea!
Arapahoe Basin. Located in the Colorado Rockies just west of Denver, Arapahoe Basin boasts a peak elevation of 13,050 feet above sea level. This resort is renowned for its steep, seemingly endless, leg-burning mogul run known as Pallavicini.