Amazing But True Ski Stories

Amazing But True Ski Stories : 2005 Day-To-Day Calendar

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"What's the greatest sport someone can learn in several sittings' Skiing." "A sign at a snowboard park warns: The laws of gravity are strictly enforced here." Despite the threat of bruised backsides and egos, people are flocking to the slopes. According to a 2002-2003 National Ski Areas Association survey, United States ski areas tallied their most active year ever, with a record 57.6 million skier/snowboarder visits. Average total skiable acreage has grown by 2.3 percent since 1999. In the Amazing But True Ski Stories Calendar, readers will learn about pain and glory from Phil Mahre, who won an Olympic silver medal in 1980 despite having a three-inch metal plate and four screws in his ankle. They'll understand the thrill of the sport with quotes like this one: "I know of no feeling of freedom that is more powerful than to stand on a summit and look down past my ski tips at a wall of snow, almost vertical. It is freedom"the sensation of ruling the world." For skiers and snowboarders, that exhilaration is worth the risk of a broken bone any more

Product details

  • Calendar | 365 pages
  • 140 x 146 x 44mm | 340.2g
  • Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 0740743155
  • 9780740743153