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Skiing Icons Tell All

The lives of skiers, in their own words, from Skiing Magazine's Truth department.
posted: 06/09/2014



The pioneering freeskier on fatherhood, snowboarding, and nearly losing his leg.
On reckoning with change, therapeutic fly tying, and staying positive.
Doug Workman   Randy the Hammer

On Alaska heli skiing, staying humble, and trying not to die.
On moguls, mullets, and why East Coast skiing is superior.
Michelle Parker   Tom Wallisch

On growing up in Lake Tahoe, working with Matchstick Productions, and staying a step ahead of the boys.
On growing up in Pittsburgh, freeskiing's Olympic debut, and why urban skiing is
worth the effort.
Bobbie Burns   Ingrid Backstrom

Bobbie Burns talks brass balls, hotdoggin', and the resurrection of a legendary ski.
On working with Shane, losing Arne, and not feeling the need to B.A.S.E. jump ever again.
Angel Collinson   Eric Henderson

On love, risk, and back flips.
On 50-degree slopes, bone grafting,
and Down syndrome.
Glen Plake   Michelle Parker

Plake on guidebooks, his current biggest vice (licorice), and what's pushing the next generation of pro skiers.
On Shane McConkey, compost, and recovering from two knee injuries.
Onno Wieringa   Eddie the Eagle

Wieringa on avalanche control, running a ski resort, and shooting a big ol' gun.
The accidental 1988 Olympic hero on learning to ski jump in five months, the conspiracy to keep him down, and plastic surgery.
Kye Petersen   Marc-Andre Belliveau

On going pro at 13, Chamonix,
and his father's legacy.
On filming, sit skis, and fellow French Canadians.
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