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These features may only exist in older versions of Minecraft, or were possibly never even implemented.
The skis texture was discovered in April 2012, around the time that Snapshot 12w15b was released. The texture was included in update 1.4.6, as it was in the same location as the "Christmas gift" texture for Chests (also added in this update). On Christmas Eve, Dinnerbone sent out a tweet referencing the skis, but afterward stated that their addition had just been a joke and at the time, there was no plan to implement such a feature.
Updates around Christmas time in both 2013 and 2014 are rumored to have also contained the texture for skis.