The history of the American Downhillers goes back to before the advent of the World Cup. The tradition of Americans competing on European soil has formed a camaraderie that spans the test of time. This is their story.
On Sunday, in Are, Sweden, the greatest skier of the modern era closed out her career with a bronze medal at the World Championships. Her impact on the sport will undoubtedly be indelible.
With its many pathways, decisions and outcomes, ski racing is a fertile ground for career development and the acquisition and honing of life skills.