Although Austrian Arnold hails from a country with so many Olympians and World Cup skiers that it's hard to keep up, his skiing life didn't get into full swing until his time in America. The Governator skis at Sun Valley, where the black diamond Arnold's Run is named after him. In 2006, he tripped over a ski pole on a green, requiring crutches, screws to secure his thighbone and several weeks of recovery after undergoing surgery for a fractured right femur. He still made it to his announcement of Governor in January 2007. Read more about the politics of skiing here.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger hit the slopes at Mammoth this week to participate in an after-school event for children. If we could spend a day skiing with the Austrian Governator, here's what we'd ask him.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger founded After-School All-Stars, a free after-school program for inner-city kids, in 1990. This week, he surprised a group of school children on a two-day ski trip at Mammoth Mammoth, California. He took some runs with the kids and offered them some valuable advice ("Make a turn!" and "You can be anything you want to be," he told them). Check out the video below for more on that.