Having won numerous Olympic and World Championship medals, including the 1998 Olympic Gold in the Super G, Picabo is widely recognized as the most iconic figure in US women’s skiing history.
Shortly after winning Olympic Gold, Picabo careened off course while racing in Switzerland. She crashed, snapping her left femur, and tearing a ligament in her right knee. She was in rehabilitation for two full years following the accident before retiring in front of her home town crowd at the Salt Lake City Olympics in 2002.
Above and beyond Picabo’s achievements in her sport, she has worked exceptionally hard to make an impact on children and people of all ages. Founder of Picabo’s Street of Dreams Foundation, her mission is to help children achieve their dreams.
Recognized as a credible and authentic brand spokesperson, Picabo has partnered with leading industry corporations such as Nike, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Citibank, Topps, Panasonic, Spider, Chapstick and more.
Picabo has vast television/broadcasting experience having worked with leading entities Fox Sports Network, NBC, CBS, OLN and RSN. Most recently, Picabo starred and finished second in the acclaimed network TV hit, Stars Earn Stripes, that aired in the Summer of 2012.
Dividing her time between homes in Park City, Utah and Birmingham, Alabama, Picabo is happily married and she and her husband, John, are proud parents of four young boys.