|— Alpine ski racer —|
May 10, 1969 |
Juneau, Alaska, U.S.
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|World Cup debut||March 15, 1986
|Teams||3 - (1988, '92, '94)|
|Medals||1 (0 gold)|
|Teams||4 - (1989, '91, '96, '97)|
|Medals||2 (1 gold)|
|Seasons||11 - (1987-97)|
|Wins||3 - (3 DH)|
|Podiums||5 - (5 DH)|
|Overall titles||0 - (9th, 1995)|
|Discipline titles||0 - (2nd in DH, 1995)|
Born in Juneau, Alaska, Lindh learned to ski and race at Eaglecrest Ski Area on Douglas Island. She was just 14 when she was named to the U.S. Ski Team. By 16, she had become the first American to win a World Junior Championships downhill title. All this was done while with Kathy Miklossy and Alex Mitkus in Utah, away from her parents. She represented the U.S. in three Olympics and won the silver medal in the downhill at the 1992 Olympics in Albertville, France. In 1994, she won the 100th World Cup race by an American skier, one of three World Cup victories during her career. She was the only American to win a medal at the 1997 World Championships, capturing the gold medal in the women’s downhill in Sestriere, Italy.
During her 11 years in World Cup racing, Lindh had three victories, five podiums, and 27 top ten finishes. She retired from international competition after the 1997 World Cup season. She earned a bachelor's degree in biology at the University of Utah and a master's degree in conservation ecology in Canada, and is an environmental consultant. Married with a daughter, she resides in Whitehorse, Yukon; her husband is the mountain operations manager at the Mt. Sima ski area.
World Cup victories
|1994||February 4, 1994||Sierra Nevada, Spain||Downhill|
|1995||December 2, 1994||Vail, USA||Downhill|
|December 10, 1994||Lake Louise, Canada||Downhill|
- 1986 U.S. National Champion and World Junior Champion in Downhill at age 16 in a three week span.
- Four U.S. National Championships titles.
- Juneau Empire.com - A snow-side chat with skier Hilary Lindh - 2010-03-14
- U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame - inductees - Hilary Lindh - accessed 2011-12-29
- Retired federal appeals judge Boochever dies at 94 - accessed 2013-12-07
- Hilary Lindh at the International Ski Federation
- FIS-ski.com - World Cup season standings - Hilary Lindh - 1986-97
- Ski-db.com - results - Hilary Lindh
- Sports Reference.com - Olympic results - Hilary Lindh