Ski ballet

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Ski ballet, simply known as Ballet in the ski world, is just that, ballet on skis.wikipedia
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Suzy Chaffee

Following her ski-racing career, Suzy Chaffee modelled in New York with Ford Models and then became the pre-eminent freestyle ballet skier of the early 1970s.
Following her racing career, she modeled in New York with Ford Models and then became the pre-eminent freestyle ballet skier of the early 1970s.

FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships

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FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships
Formerly, Acroski and a combined event were held.

FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup

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FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup
In the 1980s and 1990s there were also ski ballet and combined, which no longer exist.

Rune Kristiansen

Rune Kristiansen won a gold medal in ballet at the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships 1995, and had a total of 38 World Cup victories throughout his career.
He competed at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Ski Ballet, which was a demonstration event.

Demonstration sport

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Ski ballet was a demonstration sport in the 1988 and 1992 Winter Olympics.

Ballet

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Ski ballet, simply known as Ballet in the ski world, is just that, ballet on skis.

Ski

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Ski ballet, simply known as Ballet in the ski world, is just that, ballet on skis.

Figure skating

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A panel of judges scored the performance similarly to figure skating.

Ford Models

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Following her ski-racing career, Suzy Chaffee modelled in New York with Ford Models and then became the pre-eminent freestyle ballet skier of the early 1970s.

Nickname

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She is perhaps best known by the nickname, Suzy Chapstick, from the 1970s, when she was a spokesperson for ChapStick lip balm.

ChapStick

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She is perhaps best known by the nickname, Suzy Chapstick, from the 1970s, when she was a spokesperson for ChapStick lip balm.

Lane Spina

Lane Spina won two Olympic medals at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada and the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France.

1988 Winter Olympics

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Lane Spina won two Olympic medals at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada and the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France.

1992 Winter Olympics

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Lane Spina won two Olympic medals at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada and the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France.

FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships 1995

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Rune Kristiansen won a gold medal in ballet at the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships 1995, and had a total of 38 World Cup victories throughout his career.

Freestyle skiing at the 1988 Winter Olympics

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Ski ballet was a demonstration sport in the 1988 and 1992 Winter Olympics.

Freestyle skiing at the 1992 Winter Olympics

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Ski ballet was a demonstration sport in the 1988 and 1992 Winter Olympics.

International Ski Federation

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The International Ski Federation ceased all formal competition of ski ballet after 2000.

Freestyle skiing

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Following her ski-racing career, Suzy Chaffee modelled in New York with Ford Models and then became the pre-eminent freestyle ballet skier of the early 1970s. It became known as Acroski in the 1990s in an effort to legitimize its place among the competitive ski community, especially to the F.I.S. It is no longer a part of competitive freestyle skiing.