Ted Ligety

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Competitive Skier

Ted Ligety (1984 -    )                       

With undeterred determination and fierce independence, Ted Ligety laid down a ski racing career worthy of being listed among the sport’s most notable legends.

A native of Park City, Ligety began skiing at the age of two, honed his technique while a member of the Park City Ski Team, then as a student at the Park City Winter Sports School, and later as a member of the U.S. Alpine Ski Team.

He molded that disciplined foundation with an unbending drive for success to become a persistent fixture on the podiums of the world’s biggest races between 2004 and 2018, recording 25 victories and 52 podiums in five disciplines.

He went from being a forerunner in the Olympic Winter Games of 2002 in Park City to recording 14 starts in four Olympic Games, winning gold medals in the games of 2006 (alpine combined) and in 2014 (giant slalom). In seven FIS Alpine Ski World Championships, he won seven medals, including five gold, in 24 starts.

Ligety was equally as imposing in the World Cup circuit where he had 336 starts, winning giant slalom crystal globes in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, and in 2014 when he also won the combined Globe.

Since retirement from international competition in 2021, Ligety continued to be an imposing figure on the Park City ski scene -- as a mentor to his three sons, as a businessman overseeing his ski company, SHRED, and as an ambassador for Deer Valley Resort.