Daron Rahlves

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Daron Rahlves
— Alpine skier —
Disciplines Downhill, Super G,
Giant Slalom
Club Sugar Bowl Ski Team
Born (1973-06-12) June 12, 1973 (age 41)
Walnut Creek, California, U.S.
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
World Cup debut March 13, 1994 (age 20)
Retired March 26, 2006 (age 32) / February 21, 2010 (age 36)
Website daronrahlves.com
Olympics
Teams 3 - (1998, 2002, 2006) - alpine
1 - (2010) - freestyle
Medals 0
World Championships
Teams 6 - (1996-2005)
Medals 3 (1 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 12 - (1995-2006)
Wins 12 - (9 DH, 3 SG)
Podiums 28 - (20 DH, 7 SG, 1 GS)
Overall titles 0 - (4th in 2006)
Discipline titles 0 - (2nd in DH & SG, 2004)

Daron Louis Rahlves (born June 12, 1973) is a former American World Cup alpine ski racer and freestyle skier.

Born in Walnut Creek, California, and raised in northern California, Rahlves attended the Green Mountain Valley School in Vermont and currently resides in Truckee, California. He retired from World Cup racing at the end of the 2006 season with 12 World Cup victories and a world championship.

Rahlves earned three World Championships medals, a gold in 2001 in the Super G and a silver and bronze (downhill and giant slalom) in 2005. His best year in the overall World Cup standings was in 2006, when he finished fourth. Rahlves' best years in the downhill standings were 2003 and 2004, when he placed second. He was also the runner-up in the Super G standings in 2004.

Rahlves was named to the U.S. Olympic team as a freestyle skier for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. He competed in the ski cross event and placed 24th.

Personal life[edit]

Daron is married to Michelle [1] and has twins: son Dreyson and daughter Miley (born in July 2007).[2]

Movies[edit]

Rahlves has been featured in several movies as his racing career matured and after retirement. 2005 brought Rahlves' first appearance in Warren Miller's "Impact". In 2007, Rahlves was featured in Rage Films' movie "Enjoy" as well as Jalbert Productions' "The Thin Line: Examination of the Downhill" and in 2008 has segments in Warren Miller's "Children of Winter" and again in Rage Film's movie "Down Days". He has also been in Warren Miller's Dynasty and Matchstick Productions' "In Deep in 2009. In 2010 Rahlves starred in Teton Gravity Research's "Light The Wick" and in 2011 Warren Miller's "Like There's No Tomorrow". Most recently, Rahlves was a featured in Teton Gravity Research's "The Dream Factory".

Awards and titles[edit]

World Cup victories[edit]

12 race wins - (9 Downhill, 3 Super G)

Season Date Location Discipline
2000 3 Mar 2000 Kvitfjell, Norway Downhill
4 Mar 2000 Downhill
2003 29 Dec 2002 Bormio, Italy Downhill
25 Jan 2003 Kitzbühel, Austria Downhill
2004 5 Dec 2003 Vail, USA Downhill
23 Jan 2004 Kitzbühel, Austria Super-G
7 Mar 2004 Kvitfjell, Norway Super-G
10 Mar 2004 Sestriere, Italy Downhill
2005 11 Mar 2005 Lenzerheide, Switzerland Super-G
2006 2 Dec 2005 Beaver Creek, USA Downhill
29 Dec 2005 Bormio, Italy Downhill
14 Jan 2006 Wengen, Switzerland Downhill

World Cup season standings[edit]

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
1995 21 59 18
1996 22 58 27 18
1997 23 47 11
1998 24 57 12 46
1999 25 53 19 32
2000 26 20 47 10 10
2001 27 29 38 17 15
2002 28 34 45 12 19
2003 29 6 49 24 2
2004 30 5 33 2 2
2005 31 5 12 3 4
2006 32 4 11 3 3

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