The French speed skier Simon Billy broke the world record at the speed skiing World Championships in Vars, France, when he reached a record 159.7 miles per hour (255.5 km per hour), breaking the previous world record in speed skiing held by Italian Ivan Origione at 158.4mph View this post on Instagram A post shared by 🌲 Vars – La […]
The Winter Olympic Games are not even 100 years old. The first Winter Olympics were held in 1924 in Chamonix, France, and in those 98 years some disciplines and events have come and gone. For the 2028 games in Milan/Cortina, Italy, a new discipline was added with dual moguls, taking it to a total of 16 disciplines and 116 separate […]
As the niche sport of speed skiing gains popularity and more and more people attempt to go faster than the previous guy, yardsales like this will become way more common. Watch as those damn snow snakes take out Spanish speed skier Juanki Sanchez whilst he’s flying downhill at over 120 mph in Vars last weekend.
My thoughts wandering afar, I glanced down. Yikes! I’m speeding again. I try to be as law abiding as possible. Sure, I don’t obey the speed limit very often, but I try to refrain from truly speeding. That is until this time every year. About the second week of October or so. Every year. It doesn’t happen on purpose. I can’t really explain it. Like salmon returning from the sea to spawn, it just happens. I start driving too fast. Given that it happens quite subconsciously, I can’t even chalk it up to trying to achieve some kind of cheap thrill. Something […]
Its certainly not anything new that the French and Swiss seem to be genetically prone to take part in competitive and risky activities constantly trying to one up the other. This year the Swiss have taken it a step further. Ramp Construction The current speed skiing record holder is Simone Origone from Italy. Simone skied an astonishing 156.2 mph in […]