One of the most common questions asked about downhill skiing is how fast skiers go. Obviously, there's a huge discrepancy between the recreational skier and Olympian ski racers.
The average skier you see cruising down the mountain is probably going anywhere between 10 to 20 miles per hour.
Downhill racers clock out at 40-60 miles per hour, and Olympians tend to ski between 75-95 miles per hour, depending on the conditions, their equipment, and their body composition. Speed skiers go even faster.
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