Yeah, yeah, I skied a few times back home in high school. I’ll be fine.
What was to be the birth of my ski career began with a bold-faced lie at the base of Arapahoe Basin. Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, I spent my winters making snow forts, playing pond hockey, rooting for the Blackhawks, and thinking that my home “mountain,” with its 230 vertical feet, was the epitome of extreme snow sports.
Bode would like to make a comeback sans HEAD skis.
Bode Miller is sueing HEAD skis after making the decision to return to ski racing.
Miller left HEAD in 2015 after deciding to no longer ski race. Having signed a termination agreement that prevents him from racing on a competitors skis for two years, he is now trying to overturn the agreement to return to World Cup competition.
Humble. Energetic. Wise. Three words that describe the 96-year-old pioneer.
When Klaus Obermeyer started skiing 93 years ago, he skied on thin pieces of chestnut wood. The wood was from an old crate used to carry oranges. He nailed a pair of his buckle shoes to them with a couple of inches of nail sticking through the bottom, and tied one end of a string around the tips, and the other around his knees to create ski tips.
“When you’re three, you’re not a very good carpenter,” Obermeyer says.