Deer Valley

Deer Valley ResortDeer Valley, UtahDear Valley Resort
Deer Valley was a venue site during 2002 Winter Olympics, hosting the freestyle moguls, aerial, and alpine slalom events. It also regularly hosts competitions for the International Ski Federation. With a number of other large ski resorts nearby, Deer Valley competes by catering to a more upscale audience than its neighbors, offering amenities such as free ski valets, free parking shuttles, fine dining and boutique shopping in the main lodge. Deer Valley appeals to the ski community due to it being one of three resorts in the nation that is ski only.

Kjetil André Aamodt

Kjetil-Andre AamodtKjetil Andre Aamodt
In February 2015 Aamodt (and Lasse Kjus) were selected as recipients of the Legends of Honor by the Vail Valley Foundation, and inducted into the International Ski Racing Hall of Fame. 1 overall, 1 super-G, 1 giant slalom, 1 slalom ^ official season title in the combined discipline was not awarded until the 2007 season * 21 wins (1 downhill, 5 super-G, 6 giant slalom, 1 slalom, 8 combined). 63 podiums, 231 top tens (first skier of all-time in this ranking). Kjetil André Aamodt World Cup standings at the International Ski Federation. Kjetil André Aamodt World Cup standings at the International Ski Federation.

Alain Baxter

Alain Baxter (born 26 December 1973) is a British skier who was formerly a professional specialising in the slalom discipline. He is best known for failing a drug test after finishing third in the men's slalom of the 2002 Winter Olympics, resulting in him being controversially stripped of the bronze medal; he would have become the first Briton to win an Olympic medal in a skiing event. The use of a nasal inhaler purchased in the US had led to the presence of a banned substance in Baxter's urine. He was allowed to return to competition, although his appeal to have the medal reinstated failed. He competed in FIS events from 1991–2009 and became known as "The Highlander".

Gareth Trayner

Gareth Trayner (born 7 June 1980) is a former British alpine skier who represented Great Britain at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Trayner specialised in Slalom and Giant Slalom. He placed twenty second in the men's slalom at the 2002 winter games. Trayner officially retired from competitive ski racing in 2004. Alpine skiing at the 2002 Winter Olympics - Men's slalom * - Gareth Trayner

Marko Đorđević (skier)

Marko Đorđević
He participated at the 1998 and 2002 Winter Olympics. In 1998 he was a flagbearer for Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. His best Olympic result was 26th place in slalom in Salt Lake City. * Marko Djordjevic at sports references

Ivica Kostelić

Ivica KostelicIvica
His big breakthrough came during the 2002 season, when he shockingly won the slalom at Aspen, Colorado, in November 2001 starting from the 64th bib number, his first finish higher than 21st place in any World Cup race. He won two more slaloms that season, and had three additional podiums (top 3), enough to clinch the slalom season title over Bode Miller while avoiding season-ending injury for the first time in his career. Kostelić would continue his success during the next season, winning three more slalom races by mid-season, and adding a gold medal in slalom in February at the 2003 World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Markus Larsson

Markus Larsson (born 9 January 1979) is a retired Swedish alpine skier who took part in the 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics. On 9 May 2016, he announced his retirement from alpine skiing. Injured after 4 races. *

Jean-Pierre Vidal

After hurting his knee, however, he decided to go for slalom. In 2002, he had his best year, winning a gold medal in the 2002 Winter Olympics and taking a World Cup win in Kranjska Gora. A song was called after him (Slalom dans la tête) and in the French ski resort Les Sybelles, a lift was named after his gold medal as well (Médaille d'Or in La Toussuire). After this fantastic year, it took Vidal until 2006 to return to the highest level of skiing competition. In January 2006, he won a World Cup race in Kitzbühel. Barely a month later, on February 24, 2006, he broke his forearm during a training session in Turin. He then decided to stop his professional career.

Michael von Grünigen

Michael Von Grueningen
He is considered to be the most successful Giant Slalom skier of his era: In 1996, 1997, 1999 and 2003, he won the World Cup in Giant Slalom. In 1997 and 2001, he was World Champion in Giant Slalom. He took a total of 23 World Cup wins during his career. Having originally announced his retirement at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, after failing to medal at the Games he elected to delay his retirement for a year, ending his competitive career in 2003. Von Grünigen is originally from the Bernese Highlands of Switzerland, and comes from a skiing family: his parents were both ski instructors, and one of his three sisters is fellow alpine skier Christine von Grünigen.

Cristian Javier Simari Birkner

Cristian Simari Birkner
He competed in the 2002, 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics. He served as Argentina's flag bearer at the 2010 Winter Olympics opening ceremony. and followed in 2014 as flagbearer. He is the brother of fellow alpine skiers María Belén Simari Birkner and Macarena Simari Birkner.

Chip Knight

Chip Knight (born January 11, 1975) is an American former alpine skier who competed in the 1998 Winter Olympics, 2002 Winter Olympics, and 2006 Winter Olympics. He is the cousin of U.S Women's Hockey forward Hilary Knight. *

Rene Mlekuž

Rene Mlekuž (born 25 August 1975 in Slovenska Bistrica) is a Slovenian former alpine skier who competed in the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Thomas Grandi

He participated at the 2002 Winter Olympics, finishing 12th place in the Giant Slalom and 16th place in the slalom. He also participated in the 2006 Winter Olympics. Following the 2006 Olympic Winter Games, Grandi posted three successive top three finishes in World Cup slalom, moving his career total to 9 World Cup podiums, ranking 3rd amongst Canadian men. In March 2007 after a 14-year career with the Canadian ski team to spend more time with family. In July 2008, Grandi announced his return to competitive skiing as he hopes to earn a podium finish at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Drago Grubelnik

Born in Radlje ob Dravi, Grubelnik made the podium in one event on the Alpine Skiing World Cup, a third place in slalom in Wengen, Switzerland (January 2000). He competed at the 1998, 2002 and 2006 Winter Olympics. He retired from competitive sport in 2007. Prior to his death in November 2015, Grubelnik was the head coach of the Bulgarian ski team. Grubelnik died in a car accident in Sölden. He was 39. * – Olympic results

Kristinn Björnsson

Kristinn Bjornsson
Kristinn Björnsson (born 26 May 1972) is an Icelandic former alpine skier who competed in the 1992 Winter Olympics, in the 1994 Winter Olympics, in the 1998 Winter Olympics, and in the 2002 Winter Olympics. Björnsson became the first ever skier from Iceland to win a World Cup medal. During the 1997-1998 world cup stop in Park City, Utah, moved up from 17th to the silver medal position in the slalom event during the second run. * FIS biography FIS biography.

Ivars Ciaguns

He competed at the 1998, 2002 and the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Rainer Schönfelder

Rainer Schoenfelder
Rainer Schönfelder (born 13 June 1977) is an Austrian former skier who won the 2003–2004 men's World Cup slalom title. Born in Bleiburg, Carinthia, Austria, Schönfelder made his debut in the 1995–1996 season, finishing 115th in the overall rankings. He quickly began to excel in the slalom events, and improved his position in the overall World Cup standing to 10th place by the 2003–2004 season. Apart from his slalom success in the 2003–2004 World Cup, his other achievements include 2 bronze medals (combined and slalom) at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy and a 4th place in the combined event at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

Mykola Skriabin

Nikolay Skriabin
He competed at the 1998, 2002 and the 2006 Winter Olympics. His younger sister, Anastasiya Skryabina, is also an Olympic alpine skier.

Andrzej Bachleda (born 1975)

Andrzej BachledaAndrzej Bachleda-Curuś
Andrzej Bachleda-Curuś III (born 1 January 1975 in Zakopane) is a Polish former alpine skier who competed in the 1998 Winter Olympics and 2002 Winter Olympics. *