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Picabo Street Biography

Growing Up, Not Amateur For Long, Rebuilding, Plagued By Injuries, Chronology, Awards And AccomplishmentsCONTACT INFORMATION, SELECTED WRITINGS BY STREET:


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."


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.


(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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