10 Amazing Fun Facts!

#1 In 2015, Norwegian skier Anders Fannemel broke the record with the longest ski jump which was 251.5 m..

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, GERMANY – JANUARY 01: Anders Fannemel of Norway takes 3rd place during the FIS Nordic World Cup Four Hills Tournament on January 1, 2018 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Stanko Gruden/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

#2 25% of the populations of Switzerland, Austria and Norway are able to ski.

waving flag of switzerland



#3 In 1879, downhill ski race was first time recorded in Sweden.

The princes Sofia of Greece (L to R), Prince Felipe, a friend and King Juan Carlos of Borbon on the ski slopes of Baqueira Beret, 1976, Lerida, Madrid. (Photo by Gianni Ferrari/Cover/Getty Images)

#4 The word “Ski means “split piece of wood”.

#5 There are about 35% of ski accidents that resulted in a knee injury.

Male skier lying in the snow after accident.

#6 Snurfer was the name for the first snowboard.

#7 The longer the ski, the faster they travel.

#8 Skiing for an hour can burn up to 400 calories!

Young man compeeting at giant slalom race

#9 When Sir Authur Conan Doyle moved to Switzerland, he discovered skiing.

The Scottish detective novelist Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), creator of the hero Sherlock Holmes, ca. 1890-1900. (Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)

#10 Italian Skier Simone Origone Skied 156.2 m an hour.

Verbier, SWITZERLAND: Simone Origone of Italy competes on his way to capture the gold at the FIS Speed Skiing World Championships, 19 April 2007 in the Swiss Alps resort of Verbier. Origone crashed after the finish line and broke an arm. AFP PHOTO / DOMINIC FAVRE (Photo credit should read DOMINIC FAVRE/AFP via Getty Images)