HEIDI VOELKER

Olympic Ski Legend

HEIDI VOELKER

Olympic Ski Legend

Biography

Heidi Voelker is a former 12-year member (1985-1997) of the U.S. Ski Team and has competed in three Olympics. Heidi also served on the World Championship Team for the U.S. three times. She has six top-10 World Cup finishes to her credit, including a third place finish in 1994, which helped her end the season ranked seventh in the world. In 1995, she won her first National Title in Giant Slalom in Park City. Heidi finished her illustrious career with a third place finish in the Giant Slalom event at the U.S. Nationals in 1997.

During her career as a champion ski racer, Heidi Voelker had the opportunity to be in the public eye for her many interviews and close-ups as a spokesperson for the U.S. Ski Team. Her outgoing personality and ability to captivate her audience led to Deer Valley Resort’s hiring her as their Ambassador of Skiing in 1997.

Voelker began skiing when she was two years old, chasing her two older brothers and older sister through the ski areas of the Berkshires. Her obvious talent at the sport launched her into junior competition where she earned the World Junior Slalom Silver Medal (1987), and was named Junior Alpine Skier of the Year (1988). She moved to Park City, Utah in 1990. In honor of Voelker’s accomplishments in the competitive ski world, Park City named a street near the Utah Olympic Park after her: Voelker Court. Heidi is also featured on Utah’s “ski” license plate, introduced in 2007. She is the first living human and woman to be featured on a state license plate. Heidi resides in Park City with her husband, Tim, sons Lucas and Stephan.