28 Famous Quotes about Skiing

If you’re an avid skier, you probably don’t need a lot of motivation to get out of the house and onto the mountain. The allure of fresh snow and open terrain is what many of us live for, and it seems as if the search for such conditions is never-ending. There are very few skiers who don’t get excited at a simple mention of snow, and when the flakes start to actually fall that energy is nearly impossible to contain.

New skiers just starting to explore what the sport has to offer may not know that excitement or joy. However, there are many ways to get pumped up for a day on the slopes. A few days on the mountain can do it, but that’s far from the only option. Listed below are some of the best ski quotes that all skiers, both new and experienced, will truly appreciate.

Favorite Ski Quotes

Here are some of my personal favorite ski quotes. I first heard some of them when I was a young child, and a few others I heard much later on. Either way, they sum up on the true happiness and joy of the sport in a few simple words.

The quotes in this section are all commonly known, even if the first person to say them is unknown. In that sense, they are great sayings I’ve heard year after year out on the mountain.

“A bad day skiing beats a good day at work”

“Skiing is more than a sport, it’s a way of life”

“Think snow!”

“There are no friends on a powder day”

“When life gets hard, I go skiing”

“To ski or not to ski, that is not the question” (A little version of Shakespearian skiing)

Best Ski Quotes by Skiers

The quotes in this section have been made by famous or well-known skiers who have plenty of experience on the mountain. That knowledge makes them resonate with skiers of all different skill levels and abilities. When you see how these respected skiers and other outdoor enthusiasts feel about the sport, it should inspire and encourage you to do the same.

“If you don’t do it this year, you will be one year older when you do” – Warren Miller

“There is nothing in the world like going out onto an untouched, open, virgin mountain slope drenched under a thick blanket of new powder snow. It gives a supreme feeling of freedom, mobility. A great sense of flying, moving anywhere in a great white paradise” – Hans Gmoser

“Skiing is the best way in the world to waste time” – Glen Plake

“It’s better to go skiing and think of God than go to church and think of sport” – Fridtjof Nansen

“Powder skiing is not fun. It’s life, fully lived, life lived in a blaze of reality” – Dolores LaChapelle

“Cooking is like snow skiing: If you don’t fall at least 10 times, then you’re not skiing hard enough” – Guy Fieri

“There is nothing in the world like going out onto an untouched, open, virgin mountain slope drenched under a thick blanket of new powder snow. It gives a supreme feeling of freedom, mobility. A great sense of flying, moving anywhere in a great white paradise.” – Hans Gmoser

“For me, skiing is a physical necessity. I have a need for risk” – Jean-Marie Messier

“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

“A pair of skis are the ultimate transportation to freedom” – Warren Miller

Funny Ski Quotes

While inspirational quotes are good, sometimes we all need a little bit of humor in our lives. Here are some of my favorite funny ski quotes that will make you smile.

“Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face” – Dave Berry

“My life is going downhill”

“My drug of choice is white powder”

“Skiing is expensive, but it’s cheaper than therapy”

“People weren’t made to fly, that’s why we made kickers” – Warren Miller

“Skiing is the only sport where you spend and arm and a leg to break an arm and a leg”

“You won’t get hurt skiing if you don’t fall” – Warren Miller

Ski Quotes About Competition

Here are some good quotes from a few well-known professional skiers. These athletes obviously take the sport quite seriously and have some great insight into the mind and feelings of a competitor. If you compete in skiing on any level, these may resonate with you.

“Obviously, you always want to win, but you want to win by skiing a race that you’re proud of and you feel like you really challenged yourself and left it all out there” – Bode Miller

“When you are too confident, that’s when you hurt yourself” – Candide Thorax

“Sometimes it’s all about the win, sometimes it’s all about the skiing” – Bode Miller

“Just ski down there and jump off something, for cryin’ out loud!” – Shane McConkey

“I’m never tired of winning and I’m never tired of skiing” – Lindsey Vonn

Final Thoughts

Millions of people around the world have personal experiences while skiing. The quotes mentioned above all describe individual experiences with the sport, which enables them to relate to many different types of skiers. It’s always good to learn from others and draw inspiration before pursuing a new task or improving upon one you already know.

Hopefully, the quotes in this guide will inspire and excite you to get out and go skiing. You probably don’t need all that much motivation to pursue the sport if you already know how fun it can be, but if you’ve never tried it, reread the quotes above and join the club. You won’t be disappointed.

Do you have any favorite quotes about skiing that were not mentioned here? Let us know in the comments below!

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