The Strange World Of Skiing Superstitions

The Strange World Of Skiing Superstitions
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What skiing superstitions do you follow? Photo Credit: Harold Cunningham/Getty ImagesIf you grew up in a region that received snow, you’re probably familiar with the multitude of skiing superstitions. Whether it was wearing your pajamas inside out or flushing ice cubes down the toilet, every kid had their preferred method of playing with fate to force a snow day. Skiers, however, have taken snow superstitions to the next level.

A common superstition in the skiing world is the refusal to call the last run, as doing so can apparently heighten your risk of getting injured. Many around the country have also adopted the habit of burning old skis to summon Ullr, the Nordic god of snow. This tradition is especially connected to Telluride, Colorado. According to Outside Magazine, the Telluride tradition of burning skis to summon snow started in the 1980s after a dry spell.

“Telluride, a quiet resort town of 2,300 nestled in the San Juans, has hosted burns.... Continue Reading at Snowbrains

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