Over decades CU-Boulder has earned a supreme reputation in skiing, starting with its first national championship, in 1959. In 1964 Billy Kidd (Econ’69) and Jimmie Heuga (PolSci’73) became the first American men to win Olympic medals in the Alpine sport, a silver and bronze in the slalom. Time and again the university has reaffirmed its prowess on the slopes, winning 20 NCAA skiing championships, most recently last year.
But CU’s contribution to the sport extends beyond athletic feats: Countless alumni are big wheels in almost every aspect of the business and culture of skiing. Here we highlight a tiny sample.
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= First Job in Ski Industry