It takes the skier with an ACL tear about a year to get back on the slopes.
The skier most connected to that stratospheric rise is Bode Miller.
American skier Torin Yater-Wallace is taking full advantage of the free McDonald's available to Olympic athletes in Sochi.
On her website, she calls herself “Runner, skier, Surfer; Wife; Mom!”
Miller was positively chaste compared to Alberto Tomba, the gold medal-winning Italian skier.
As a national sport it has had a great revival in recent years, and almost every boy and girl in the country now possess "skier."
On the summit of a slope not far away they could see the figure of a skier, poised for a swift, downward flight.