30 Great Pictures Of People Looking Awesome On Skis

Though difficult to master skiing is a fun sport and if you get good at it you can make yourself look awesome on a pair of skis. Check out our collection of pictures showing people who have mastered the art of awesomeness.

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Bonus Facts About Skiing

Did you know that skiing was originally a form of transportation in the mountains of Europe, well before it became a sport?

1. The noun ‘ski’ was first recorded in English in 1755 but it took until 1893 for the verb ‘to ski’ to come into use. Water-ski was not seen until 1931.

2. Norwegian rock carvings dating back to 2500BC are the oldest known depictions of people skiing.

3. In 1721, the Norwegian army became the first to have a specialized ski unit.

4. The earliest known stretchers were made from a piece of canvas stretched between two skis. They were used to carry away wounded soldiers during a 1521 conflict between Denmark and Sweden.

5. St Bernard of Montjoux is the patron saint of skiers. St Bernard dogs are also named after him.

6. ‘Skiing’ is the only common six-letter word in English with a double-i exactly in the middle.

7. Uncommon such words include ‘Obiism’ (a type of sorcery), teiids (types of American lizards) and Shiism and Shiite (relating to a branch of Islam).

8. In Switzerland, 35 per cent of skiing accidents involve knee injuries. In snow boarding, the upper arm and shoulder are the parts most often injured.

9. Alpine skier Erjon Toja was the only Albanian contestant at the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics.

10. This year, their team has doubled in size, with woman skier Suela Mëhilli joining Erjon Toja.

Do you know how to look awesome on skis?

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