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Picabo Street Biography - Growing Up, Not Amateur For Long, Rebuilding, Plagued By Injuries, Chronology, Awards And Accomplishments - CONTACT INFORMATION, SELECTED WRITINGS BY STREET:

women downhill olympic ski

1971-

American skier

Picabo Street can be called many things, from a "skiing phenomenon" to a "Brat" to an "Amazing Super-G Downhill Force." Street, one of the greatest downhill skiers in U.S. downhill women's history, accumulated an

Picabo Street

incredible collection of World Championships and Olympic medals in her short career before choosing to retire in 2002. Her can-do attitude and willingness to speak her mind brought popularity to the women's downhill, and Street's good-natured outlook on life and girl-next-door face made her the hero of many young women who also want to do more than just succeed in life and, as Street has said of her own desires as a child, not only "be as good as the boys … [but] be better."

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: Office—c/o U.S. Olympic Committee, 1750 E. Boulder St., Colorado Springs, CO 80909-5724; c/oU.S. Ski Team, P.O. Box 100, Park City, UT 84060.

SELECTED WRITINGS BY STREET:

(With Dana White) Picabo: Nothing to Hide. McGraw Hill, 2001.

Sketch by Eric Lagergren

Where Is She Now?

Since retiring, Street continues to spend much of her time on the slopes. She just chooses to ski a little slower now. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her parents, where she works with the Women's Sports Foundation, a nonprofit organization that encourages young women to become active in sports.

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over 5 years ago

Trying to reach Roland Wayne Street,Picabo`s father. He is an old school mate from Yuba City, up to the 7th grade and Grey Avenue School. Mike May

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about 7 years ago

My daughter was named after Picabo Street after I lost a bet on the 98 olympics. Her name is Picabo Sierra. Always wanted for Ms. Street to give her a call on her birthday to say hello. She is so proud of her name and where it came from and the meanings. One Day she just MIGHT get to meet the legend herself. For My Daughter she is a legend.