DOUG LEWIS

Olympic Ski Legend

DOUG LEWIS

Olympic Ski Legend

Biography

1984 & 1988 US Olympian
1985 World Championship Bronze Medalist
Two-Time National DH Champion
Holds record for Biggest Air in NYC
NBC Sports Alpine Analyst

Ski Racing History

Doug began bombing down Vermont’s mountains at age three and ski racing at age eight. He enrolled at the Green Mountain Valley School Ski Academy in 1978, and won his first title at the Junior Olympics in 1980. The following year, at age seventeen, he jumped to the international level and competed in his first World Cup at Aspen.

Doug joined the USST in 1981 and competed in the 1984 Olympic Games in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia and the 1988 Olympic Games in Calgary, Canada. Doug’s greatest moment came at the 1985 World Championships when he won the bronze medal in the Downhill. Doug also collected two U.S. National Downhill Championships in 1986 and 1987.

Post Olympics

After retiring from the U.S. Ski Team in 1988, Doug graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Vermont with a degree in Small Business Management. And although his World Cup racing days were over, he jumped at the chance to again strap on a pair of Downhill racing skis to compete in the Jeep King of the Mountain Pro Downhill Series. In 1994 Doug had the honor of winning the inaugural Jeep King of the Mountain Downhill race against eleven other Olympic and World Championship medalists. He raced in this series until 1998 and continues to race in other Legend and Celebrity events.