Check out this vlog from Jan Farrell, a speed skier from the UK. Farrell shows what it’s like to ski the world’s steepest groomed slope at Idre Fjäll, Sweden.
These guys and gals are INSANE. I remember the time I straight-lined a steep slope and hit roughly 65mph, and I thought I might die… I can’t even fathom going twice that speed.
Here are some crazy world-records held in the sport of Speed Skiing:
Fastest Male Speed: Ivan Origone (Italy)- 254.958 km/h (158.424 mph).
Fastest Female Speed: Valentina Greggio (Italy)- 247.083 km/h (153.530 mph).
I also need to ask some questions on the suits/gear that speed skiers wear. Here it goes:
- What if you’re allergic to latex?
- Are those suits warm?
- How many Space Balls jokes have been made about the helmets they wear?
- Is it true that chicks dig speed?