By The Numbers:

By the numbers

1: Number of days by which the average Korean weekend has increased in the last year.

23,300,000: Combined amount, in U.S. dollars, that two Korean ski resorts in eastern Gangwon Province spent on improvements for the 2003 season—which they estimate will be their busiest ever.

80: Percentage of feeling two-time Olympic medalist Hermann Maier has in his legs.

1: Maier's ranking in the Super G discipline on the 2003—04 World Cup circuit, at press time.

12: Percentage of European ski area workers who have had sex in a "bubble lift, according to a survey conducted by

1: Euro ski area workers, according to the same survey, who have done the deed in the chalet kitchen "at 2a.m. while the punter's father was asleep in the next room.