Tag: famous skiers

  • Famous Skiers

    There are many famous skiers throughout the world. We will highlight just a few of them. Toni Sailer of Austria, a famous downhill skier, came to be called the “Blitz from Kitz” as he won all three of the Alpine skiing events at the Winter Olympics of 1956. He went on to win 3 gold […]

  • Portes Du Soleil

    Portes du Soleil means “gates of the sun”, a general name for more than a dozen small to mid-size resorts that traverse the countries of France and Switzerland. This is the largest linked skiing area in the world – truly skiing without frontiers. The fourteen resorts, 209 lifts, 288 marked slopes, 243 km of cross-country […]

  • Snow Skiing: Jean-Claude Killy, the Flying Frenchman

    Jean-Claude Killy ranks among the top French skiers of all time. Some say that he is, indeed, the very greatest. Born in 1943 in Saint-Cloud, France, Killy spent his boyhood in the traditional ...