I don't like snowboarding or especially the coverage it's been given these days via the X-games and such, at the exclusion of the World Cup racing. Those are merely acrobatics on a board.
I met Stein Erickson when he was an instructor at Boyne Mtn. back in the late 50's, I cheered Jean Claude Killy thru his skiing career and his olympic medals at the 1968 olympics, Phil and Steve Mahre were my idols but my all time favorite racer was Marc Girardelli, who in my opinion was the greatest ski racer of all time...........Franz Klammer was good, but only on the downhill.
Franz Klammer’s run in the 76 Olympics is still one of the greatest Olympic moments, ever. He flirted with disaster the whole way down, but he came through.