Top 10 Inspirational Ski Quotes 🚀

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Whether you’re getting yourself ramped-up for your next ski and snowboard holiday or you’re just trying to escape the doldrums of your work day with a bit of ski-escapism, the following quotes are sure to get you in the mood for snow!

We’ve even made them Instagram and Pinterest friendly so that you can easily share them with your friends and included a bit of trivia on each quotee so you’ve got a bit of extra ammo in your chairlift-chat quiver. We’re nice like that.


The 10 Best Ski Quotes of All Time!

Skiing is the next best thing to having wings.

-Oprah Winfrey

oprah winfrey skiing quote - skiing is the next best thing to having wings

Of course you know who Oprah Winfrey is, but did you know she loves skiing so much she spent $14 million on a chalet in Telluride, Colorado?


Skiing is the best way in the world to waste time.

-Glen Plake

best ski quote by glen plake skiing is the best way in the world to waste time

Known as ‘the pioneer of extreme skiing’ for his ski films in the 80s, as well as for his mohawk hairstyle, Glen Plake is an American skier still living the dream in Chamonix.



I think the most important thing in skiing is you have to be having fun. If you’re having fun, then everything else will come easy to you.

-Lindsey Vonn

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Lindsey Vonn is arguably the most successful ski racer of all time, winning four world championship titles, 20 world cup crystal globe titles, 82 world cup wins, an Olympic gold medal and a couple of pet cows she won in Val d’Isere. She has the second highest super-ranking of all time, male or female.



Powder snow skiing is not fun. It’s life, fully lived, life lived in a blaze of reality.

-Dolores LaChapelle

inspirational powder skiing quote by delores lachappelle

Dolores LaChapelle was a pioneering mountaineer, skier and ecologist who made multiple first ascents in the Rocky Mountains in the 1950s.



There is no such thing as too much snow.

-Doug Coombs

ski quote by doug coombs - no such thing as too much snow

A mythical figure in the sport of skiing, Doug Coombs was instrumental in opening up the off-piste to a wider market and helped put the legendary backcountry mecca of La Grave on the map, even though it’s been hidden in plain site next to Les Deux Alpes for decades.


A person should have wings to carry them where their dreams go, but sometimes a pair of skis makes a good substitute.

-Hans Gmoser

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Born in Austria, Hans Gmoser came to Canada in 1951 and became one of the founders of modern mountaineering and a major force behind the current popularity of guiding, climbing, skiing. He’s also known as the inventor of heliskiing which he brought to the public with the founding of Canadian Mountain Holidays in 1965.


Life is like skiing. Just like skiing, the goal is not to get to the bottom of the hill. It’s to have a bunch of good runs before the sun sets.

-Seth Godin

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Seth Godin is an American author, venture capital investor and former dot-com executive.


As long as skiing is enjoyable, I’m going to continue to do it.

-Bode Miller

bode miller ski quote continue to ski as long as its enjoyable

Bode Miller is the most successful American ski racer of all time, although due to conflicts with his trainers and organisation he won his second World Cup title racing under the banner of his own, self-financed, unofficial Team America after parting ways with the US Ski Team.


A pair of skis are the ultimate transportation to Freedom.

-Warren Miller

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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.


Skis are not just pieces of wood, steel & fiberglass. They are tools for escape, a medium for personal expression, a way to challenge fears, push limits and share incredible experiences with your friends.”

– Unknown

best inspirational ski quote

If you don’t do it this year, you will be one year older when you do

-Warren Miller

warren miller ski quote - if you don't do it this year you will be one year older when you do

Hopefully these inspirational quotes have helped to get you excited for your next trip whether that’s to Courmayeur, Mayrhofen or anywhere in between!

To get your friends in the same frame of mind just send them this list of inspirational ski quotes and they’ll be ready to book tomorrow!

If you’re after some more humorous quotes by the likes of Dave Barry and Fridtjof Nansen then make sure to check out our list of Top Ten Funny Ski Quotes.

By the way – did you notice that we actually stuck eleven quotes in this post instead of the ten we promised you? Did we still manage to miss your favourite one? Drop us a line in the comments below to let us know!

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