Back in 2004 I was excited to pick up a press photo pass for the U.S. Alpine National Championships which were being held just an hour and a half from my home. I was excited to see and photograph the likes of Bodie Miller and Daron Rahlves and Julia Mancuso. Fortunately I also photographed the lessor known athletes as well. Little did I know then, but one of them one, become the most successful female alpine skiers in history!
Back then she was known as Lindsey Kildow. I remember her because she had fallen early on and scratched her chin and always had a band-aid on it. I actually have a fair number of photos of her skiing and at the podiums as she had a successful Championships. It is fun to look back at the images of her as little did anyone know then, she would soon become a household name! So this weekend she is retiring from skiing – cheers to a fantastic career!