Lindsey Vonn and Ted Ligety are my favorite male and female alpine ski athletes.
Ted Ligety was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on August 31, 1984 and grew up in Park City, Utah. He started skiing at age 2 and started ski racing when he was 11 years old. The first ski team he raced for was called the Park City Farm Team. Ted’s first World Cup race was on November 22, 2003 in Park City, Utah. He races for the A team for the United States. Ted’s sponsors are Audi, Head, Power Corp, Putnam Investments, Slytech,and Komperdell.
Lindsey Vonn was born on October 18, 1984 in Vail, Colorado and grew up in St. Paul, MN. She started skiing before age 2. When Lindsey was 11 she and her family moved to Vail, Colorado. Her family moved to Vail so Lindsey could improve her skiing. This paid off because Lindsey is one of the best female skiers in the world. Lindsey’s first World Cup race was on November 18, 2000 in Park City, Utah. Lindsey sponsors are Briko, Head, Leki, Okaley, JetSet, Red Bull, Rolex, Under Armour, and Vail Restorts.