As the time goes by, you change, your learn new things, your attitude is different. For the moment, I'm still enjoying ski racing so much that it would be difficult for me to think about ending my career.— Hermann Maier
Restlessness Ski Racing quotations
Running away from your problems is a race you'll never win.
It is not that I don't recognize the danger in ski racing, but that I don't fear the consequences.
My team has been very unreceptive about the fact that I consistently show them that I train slightly differently than they do, that I consistently show them that I am in better shape for ski racing than anyone else on the team.
The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win you're still a rat.
I don't put anything in front of taking ski racing and sports seriously.
It's good to ski for fun, but I still want to win races as often as possible.
I feel like, with ski racing, you need to have a short memory.
You crash all the time, and sometimes it's a really bad one, but sometimes it's not so bad.
Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.
Ski racing is not about how much you weigh.
If weight was the key, everybody would be sucking down food.
My grandfather was very into horse racing, and I found some of his old journals and got into it from there. It has a lot of parallels to skiing. It's a fun lifestyle, being around the racetrack.
From 1999 to 2003 was the peak of equipment in ski racing.
Since then, it's all gone in the wrong direction.
Running away from your problems is a race you'll never win!
My attitude on skis is different now.
I have learned to put less pressure on myself and on the edges of my skis when I'm racing, to be keep myself more under control.
For me, personally, skiing holds everything.
I used to race cars, but skiing is a step beyond that. It removes the machinery and puts you one step closer to the elements. And it's a complete physical expression of freedom.
Facebook and Twitter have changed how people follow ski racing.
In past Olympics, you couldn't stay in touch with the fan base that followed you during the Olympics. They thought they had to wait four years to reconnect.
We have to free the half of the human race, the women, so that they can help to free the other half.
I sort of gave up on this whole human adventure a long time ago, divorced myself from it emotionally. It gives me an artistic detachment that I find valuable. I think the human race has squandered its gift, and I think this country has squandered its promise, for the sake of cell phones and Jet Skis.
I ski to win. When the day comes that I can't get myself into a fighting mood anymore, I won't be able to win and I'll stop racing.
No, we always had something to do because I did all the wave runners and jet skis and boats approaching the atolls and stuff like that, so you could do that without showing the actual atoll or the set that you're going towards, but detailing all those guys racing towards it.
Life is a journey not a race
I want to keep pushing the limits to see what's possible.
That's the nice thing about ski racing - no one is stopping you from going faster.
I love the cowbell. I think it's awesome. My family got the cowbell app on their iPhones. It's a classic part of ski racing.
Making ski racing fun and engaging for kids and families is an exciting opportunity and a real passion of mine.
If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.
I don't know if you've ever been skiing, but if you go to the slope you'll see all these kids fearlessly zooming by. It's only when we get older that fear creeps in. But for me, it just never has. And when it comes to racing, it's always about who is willing to go further, who is willing to take that extra step. I'm willing to take any amount of pain to win. I'm hungry like you.
The only mental games in ski racing is the mental game against yourself.
Is the whole goal of life preserving your life as long as you can? No. The goal is to enjoy your life, challenge yourself, to sometimes make stupid decisions-which are sometimes fun and sometimes idiotic and sometimes just a big fat mistake you regret.
In the future I would like to try other forms of racing, testing Formula cars or single seaters would be good, but again it is finding the time as I am incredibly busy. I don't think I have the time to try any other new sports. I have already cut skiing out of my routine in order to manage the racing and riding relationship. By the looks of things I am going to be busy for quite a few years.
If you're always racing to the next moment, what happens to the one you're in ? Enjoy the ride
One of the cool things about ski racing is there is never a perfect run so it's hard to be satisfied in that sense, you can always go that extra step, i don't think any of us have the realistic goal of having the perfect run. Ski racing is the most variable sport out there, conditions change run-to-run, we only get one chance at it and the margin for error is tiny.
My goal, for almost my entire career, has been to promote ski racing not just in America, but across the world. I think it's an amazing sport. I am happy to be an ambassador for the next Olympics and I will do my best to honour the Olympics spirit and to hopefully encourage kids to participate in sports, especially in Asia and Korea and I am looking forward to an amazing Olympics.
I do celebrity ski races all over the world.
It is never wise to run any race but your own.
Burns, has spent years exploring the many avenues for adventure and fun in San Diego. The fact that you can experience the desert, snow, mountains and ocean in the course of a day has always been amazing to me. If you are really motivated, you can snow ski, surf, take a mountain hike, and race dune buggies all in one weekend, .. I grew up here and want to showcase San Diego to the world. I love San Diego.
I was skiing fast in training, but that really doesn't count for anything until you actually do it in a race. So to finally get to prove how fast you are skiing is an added bonus that goes along with winning the first race of the year. Any race win is a good win. I don't really care where it is. I've been on the podium a bunch of times here, but it's always good for your confidence to start off the year with a victory.
The ability to row in any conditions, raging crosswind, two-foot tall jet ski wakes, torrential downpour, is absolutely essential in order to be a champion sculler. It all comes under the heading of boatmanship. Some races are won on nothing more than superior boatmanship.
Our skin color doesn't define us
There's been times when I've been in really tough shape at the top of the course. Talk about a hard challenge right there. I mean, if you ever tried to ski when you're wasted, it's not easy. Try and ski a slalom when … you hit a gate less than every one a second, so it's risky, you know. You're putting your life at risk there. It's like driving drunk only there's no rules about it in ski racing.