“You told me that when you were a little kid, you learned to Jump before you could turn?” - Interviewer “Oh, yeah. We had jumping skis.” - Klaus Obermeyer Klaus Obermeyer is always laughing. Smiling and laughing. I’ve had the chance to meet this gentleman a few times. Most recently, I talked with him at the SIA show in Denver where he was wearing a suit while standing at the entrance to his Obermeyer booth which was situated right at the front door of the show. VIDEO: What Was Skiing Like in the 1940’s? | 92-Years-Old & Still Ripping | Klaus Obermeyer Learned to HUCK Before Turn | Unofficial Networks

VIDEO: What Was Skiing Like in the 1940’s? | 92-Years-Old & Still Ripping | Klaus Obermeyer Learned to HUCK Before Turn

VIDEO: What Was Skiing Like in the 1940’s? | 92-Years-Old & Still Ripping | Klaus Obermeyer Learned to HUCK Before Turn

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VIDEO: What Was Skiing Like in the 1940’s? | 92-Years-Old & Still Ripping | Klaus Obermeyer Learned to HUCK Before Turn

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Klaus & homies getting there HUCK on back in the day, yo.

“You told me that when you were a little kid, you learned to Jump before you could turn?” – Interviewer

“Oh, yeah.  We had jumping skis.” – Klaus Obermeyer

Klaus Obermeyer is always laughing.  Smiling and laughing.  I’ve had the chance to meet this gentleman a few times.  Most recently, I talked with him at the SIA show in Denver where he was wearing a suit while standing at the entrance to his Obermeyer booth right at the front door of the show.

Klaus hucking

“Being able to slide down a mountain is like being able to surf a huge wave.” – Klaus

Klaus just stood there at the front of his booth and smiled and talked to anyone who’d listen.  

“I don’t have any favorite runs, I dont’ even have a favorite mountain.” – Klaus

Who do you know these days that shares that perspective?  Nowadays, we all have a favorite mountain and we defend it vehemently, myself included.  How cool would it be to have Klaus’ attitude about snow?

Klaus skis on the ground for once

“I’m glad to see jumping coming back.” – Klaus

Klaus is 92-years-old and still mobbing around the hill.  Not bad for a guy that learned to jump before he could turn.

What did you think about this video?  Inspiring?  Cool to learn a bit about the old days?

Klaus in the backcountry

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