Most Iconic Skiing Photo?

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Stein Ericksen's sexy 60s turn-- hands down, but I'm of a certain age that Johnny Mosley's Mute 360 in the 98 Olympic bump run is burned into my memory-- don't know if there was a super iconic photo (below looks about right), but in my teenage memory it's like he stopped time frozen in mid-air.

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I remember him doing it on Letterman!
 

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There are so many images that capture the essence of a skiing style or period makes it near impossible to nail one down. That photo of Dick Durrance skiing at full steam, in a short sleeve-t with no gloves carving on what appears to be wood skis in chop is iconic and one for the ages. Further support is provided with Dick being immortalized on a medal....

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Ted Ligety dropped his GoPro during training and it snapped this as it hit the surface. While there may be better photos this would be in the running for best photo by a dropped camera. TL added effects after the fact but it’s really a still.

 

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Apparently I only remember the 98 Olympics, but remember the Herminator's epic crash photo?

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Mere mortals would have spent days in the hospital after that crash, if they had not been sent directly to the morgue. He was favored in that downhill. So what did he do? He went on to win the gold in Super-G and Giant Slalom. Truly the most bad ass skier in world cup history!




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So many great pics. Hard to rate them for me.

I love the Dick Durrance pic. It has special meaning to me, as he and my dad were college classmates, teammates and friends. Such a classic picture.

The Stein pic is equally classic and recognizable. A whole lot of style.

That Klammer pic was on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Probably my favorite race run of all time!

Fun thread!
 
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