The problem with winter sports is that -- follow me closely here -- they generally take place in winter.
Everyone has the fire, but the champions know when to ignite the spark.
Snowboarding and skiing are big adaptive sports, so that's kind of a market that I wanted to make our equipment used for.
I've done an awful lot of skiing all over Europe: I've done Italy, Austria, France. I skied loads in New Zealand - I did pretty much every ski slope I could find.
I grew up born and raised in Las Vegas and actually grew up skiing. You know, we've got some ski resorts close to Las Vegas, up in Mount Charleston or Brian Head, so I grew up skiing and snowboarding.
Skiing fast feels like complete freedom to me.
In the late 1960s, I ended up in Telluride, Colorado. It wasn't like the country club that it is now. It was very raw. Skiing was there, but snowboarders have now entirely overrun it.
Cross country skiing is great if you live in a small country.
I've had a deep love affair with skiing for many years.
In cross-country skiing, athletes propel themselves over distances of ten and twenty miles - a physical challenge that places intense demands on the ability of their red blood cells to deliver oxygen to their muscles.
I love skiing, scuba diving and hang-gliding.
I do uphill skiing; I don't do downhill skiing. I think that's for nerd amateurs.
When I was 50 years old, I actually decided to draw up a list of half a dozen things that I really hadn't done very well, and I was going to make efforts to improve. One of them was skiing, and I really did become a very much better skier.
It was actually drumming that gave me the stamina to get into sports later. I started playing drums at 13, and when I got to the international touring level... I got interested in cross-country skiing, long-distance swimming, bicycling... things that require stamina, not finesse.
My relationship with the mountains actually started when I was 16. Every year, a group used to be taken from Auckland Grammar down to the Tangariro National Park for a skiing holiday.
I love skiing fast. You're going 80 to 85 m.p.h. down an icy slope, and I love it.
I try to keep fit, as it's better for both skiing and plastering. I cycle and jog and I dance a lot - Ceroc, a form of modern jive.
I've been exploring different options for when I'm done skiing. I have the Turtle Ridge Foundation, which is helping a bunch of worthy causes around the Northeast. I've also started SkiSpace, which is an online social network that basically deals with all things based around any snow sport.
I remember skiing being a family recreational thing.
I've ended up water skiing behind the Stanford rowing team as well as water skiing behind an excavator while it swung around in a circle.