Look, we love skiing as much as anyone (and more than many), but if you came here looking for inspirational quotes like “Skis are the ultimate transportation to freedom” you’re in the wrong place. 

Below you’ll some of our favourite snarky, tongue-in-cheek, stereotypical ski quotes, ones that poke fun at our favourite pastime in a way most skiers will appreciate.  Plus, they’re  Instagram and Pinterest friendly so you can share them with your mates!

(If you are after inspirational skiing quotes though, we have our favourites up over here.)

 

Top 10 Best Ski Quotes

Kids today, all they talk about is big air. I say, stay on the mountain, that’s where the action is.  If you want big air, pull my finger.

-Smooth Johnson

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It is better to go skiing and think of God, than go to church and think of sport. 

-Fridtjof Nansen

Funny ski quote about God by Fridtjof Nansen
Fridtjof Nansen was a Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. A champion skier in his youth, he also led the first team to cross Greenland, traversing the island on cross-country skis.

 

 

If you’re looking for a vacation concept that combines the element of outdoor fun with the element of potentially knocking down a tree with your face, you can’t do better than skiing.

-Dave Barry

Funny skiing quote by dave barry - knocking trees down with your face
Dave Barry is an American author and columnist who became famous for his nationally syndicated humorous newspaper column.

 

 

Cross-country skiing is great, if you live in a small country.

– Steven Wright 

Funny cross-country skiing quote by Steven Wright
Steven Wright  is an American stand-up comedian, writer and filmmaker, known for his deadpan delivery style and his distinctive voice (you might recognise it as the voice of the radio DJ in Quentin Tarentino’s Reservoir Dogs).

 

 

Snowboarding is an activity that is very popular with people who do not feel that regular skiing is lethal enough. 

-Dave Barry

Funny snowboarding quote more lethal than skiing by dave barry

 

 

If you want to get a good taste of powder, first you have to eat some.

– Bob Barnes

Powder skiing quote by Bob Barnes
Bob Barnes was a cartoonist best known for his comic strip poking fun at the general annoyances of married life, The Better Half.

 

 

Skiing is the only sport where you spend an arm and a leg to break an arm and a leg.

-Anonymous

funny quote about skiing spend an arm and a leg to break an arm

 

People weren’t meant to fly, that’s why we make kickers.

-Warren Miller

Ski quote from Warren Miller not meant to fly so make kickers
The most prolific filmmaker in the sport of skiing, Warren Miller founded Warren Miller Entertainment in 1948 and published over 750 films during his career.

 

 

Just ski down there and jump off something for cryin’ out loud.

-Shane Mcconkey/Saucerboy

Ski down there and jump off something by Shane McConkey aka Saucerboy

To the uninitiated this one might not seem very funny but if you know about legendary pro skier Shane McConkey and his trash-talking, egotistical, snow-blading alter-ego, Saucerboy, it all makes sense.

To see a couple more films starring Shane/Saucerboy (as well as the rest of our favourite ski and snowboard movies) be sure to check out our Top Ten (or so) Ski and Snowboard Films of All Time.

Kene E.

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Kene E.

Originally from Canada, Kene had never been snowboarding before a holiday to Val d'Isere 12 years ago. He's literally lived there ever since.