Hall of Fame Nominee
Holly Flanders was one of the most dominant U.S. downhill ski racers of any era. She was the first American to have a major impact on the World Cup downhill tour.
Her greatest accomplishments included:
1982, second in the overall World Cup downhill standings. This was the highest placement in downhill for any woman from the U. S. and stayed that way for over a decade.
In 1982 the U.S. women captured the first and (as of 2020) only “Nations Cup”. The margin of victory over the second place West German Team was 57 World Cup points. Holly’s 90 World Cup points earned during the 1982 season helped to secure the ”Nations Cup” title for the U.S..
Holly had Three World Cup victories, 6 podiums, and 27 top 10 World Cup finishes and was U.S. National Downhill champion in 1980 and 1985. She was a Member of the 1980 and 1984 Olympics and the 1983 and 1985 World Championships teams. Her tenure was 10 years on the U.S. team
Following her competitive career, Holly gave back to skiing as a pioneer in women’s ski programs. She created and managed the Holly Flanders Women’s Ski Workshops from 1987-2016 at Park City, Wolf Mountain and Canyons ski areas in Utah.
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