Home » Owen, Alison

Sidebar Include

To make changes, the file below must be edited. Email Carl with any questions ([email protected]).

  • Alison Owen


  • Born: January 5, 1953

  • Hometown: Wenatchee, WA

Download Nomination

Owen, Alison

Hall of Fame Nominee

Bio Content

Long before the heroics of Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins, cross country skier Alison Owen from Wenatchee, Wash. pioneered the way as a dominant athlete during the late 1970s – including becoming the first American (man or woman) to win a FIS Cross Country World Cup. Her December, 1978 World Cup win at Telemark, Wis. put her on top of the international stage. She finished seventh in the FIS World Cup standings that year, a U.S. women’s mark that stood for 33 years. A year later, she finished second at the prestigious Holmenkollen 10k in Oslo. The eight-time U.S. champion retired in 1981, moving into coaching in Sun Valley.

Video Include

To make changes, the file below must be edited. Email Carl with any questions ([email protected]).

Corrections?

If you notice any errors or inconsistencies in Alison Owen 's bio, click here to let us know.

Please fill out the form to report any errors present on this page. We will correct them as soon as we can. Thanks for taking the time to let us know of any mistakes!

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.