|— Alpine ski racer —|
|Disciplines||Downhill, Super G,
|Club||Sugar Bowl Ski Team|
June 12, 1973 |
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)|
|Teams||3 - (1998, 2002, 2006) - alpine
1 - (2010) - freestyle
|Teams||6 - (1996-2005)|
|Medals||3 (1 gold)|
|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)|
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 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
- 2001 World Championships in St. Anton, Austria: Gold Medal in Super G.
- 2003 Hahnenkamm in Kitzbühel, Austria: 1st place in Downhill, becoming the first American champion on the prestigious Streif course in 44 years (Buddy Werner in 1959).
- 2004 Hahnenkamm in Kitzbühel, Austria: 1st place in Super G, becoming the first American champion ever in that race.
- 2005 World Championships in Bormio, Italy: Silver Medal in Downhill behind Bode Miller, completing the first 1-2 finish for American men ever at the Worlds.
- Bronze Medal in Giant Slalom.
- 2006 Lauberhorn in Wengen, Switzerland: 1st place in Downhill (third American to win)
- 12 World Cup victories.
- 7 U.S. National Championships titles
World Cup victories
12 race wins - (9 Downhill, 3 Super G)
|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
- Daron Rahlves at the International Ski Federation . (alpine)
- Daron Rahlves at the International Ski Federation . (freestyle, 2008-10)
- FIS-Ski.com - World Cup season standings - (alpine) - 1995-2006 - Daron Rahlves
- Ski-db.com - alpine results - Daron Rahlves
- Sports-Reference.com – Olympic results – Daron Rahlves
- Daron Rahlves.com - personal website