Phil Mahre

Year Inducted: 1981

Born:  May 10, 1957, Yakima, WA

Phil Mahre was America's outstanding male skier from 1975 to 1985.  His record includes three consecutive World Cup overall titles, an Olympic Gold Medal in the Slalom in 1984 and a silver medal in the same event in 1980.  He won 10 World Championship titles and gathered 27 wins on the World Cup circuit and was on the podium 69 times.  In 1979 he experienced a career threatening ankle injury but overcame it to enjoy the best years of his competitive career.

He retired in 1985 but returned to try his hand at professional ski racing in 1989 and 1990.  He was named Skier of the Year in 1989.  In 2008 he could still be found racing in FIS races in the United States.

 

 


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