|— Alpine ski racer —|
Moe in Alaska in June 2006
|Disciplines||Downhill, Super G,
February 17, 1970 |
Missoula, Montana, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|World Cup debut||March 17, 1990 (age 20)|
|Retired||April 1998 (age 28)|
|Teams||3 - (1992, 1994, 1998)|
|Medals||2 (1 gold)|
|Teams||3 - (1989, 1993, 1996)|
|Seasons||8 - (1991-1998)|
|Wins||1 - (1 SG)|
|Podiums||7 - (3 DH, 4 SG)|
|Overall titles||0 - (8th in 1994)|
|Discipline titles||0 - (3rd in SG, 1994)|
Thomas S. "Tommy" Moe (born February 17, 1970) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from the United States. An Olympic gold and silver medalist, he specialized in the speed events of downhill and super G. Moe retired from international competition after the 1998 season and lives in Wilson, Wyoming. He serves as an ambassador of skiing at nearby Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and is also a co-owner of Tordrillo Mountain Lodge in the Alaska Range.
Born in Missoula, Montana, Moe learned to ski and race at The Big Mountain near Whitefish, where his father was a member of the ski patrol. Moe refined his skills as a teenager in Alaska at Alyeska, near Anchorage, where he attended the Glacier Creek Ski Academy. He joined the U.S. Ski Team in 1986 at age 16.
In a surprising performance in 1994 Winter Olympics at Lillehammer, Norway, Moe became the first American male skier to win 2 medals in a single Winter Olympics, with a gold in the downhill and silver in the super-G at Kvitfjell. At the time Moe was a resident of Alaska; after his Olympic victories his father was shown on television waving the Alaska state flag.
Being of Norwegian ancestry, he quickly became a favorite with the crowd at Kvitfjell, despite edging out Kjetil André Aamodt of Norway by 0.04 seconds to take the gold medal in the downhill. He then placed second in the Super-G on his 24th birthday, finishing 0.09 seconds behind Markus Wasmeier of Germany. His success at the Olympics came despite not having yet won a World Cup race, though he had attained three podiums. (He won a month later, a Super-G at Whistler, Canada).
Moe's best World Cup season was also in 1994, where he finished third in the Super-G, 8th in the downhill, and 8th in the overall standings. (Since 1971, the World Cup standings have not included the Winter Olympics or World Championships results.)
In March 1995, Moe suffered a knee injury at Kvitfjell, on the same race course on which he won his Olympic medals thirteen months earlier. Following his recovery, he never regained his top form but did make the U.S. team for the 1998 Olympics. A month after the Olympics, he retired from competitive ski racing at age 28. He was inducted into the National Ski Hall of Fame five years later. and is currently a co-owner of Tordrillo Mountain Lodge in the Alaska Range.
- 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway: Gold Medal in Downhill.
- 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway: Silver Medal in Super G (on his 24th birthday).
- Five (5) U.S. National Championships titles.
- One (1) World Cup victory (1994 Whistler Super G).
- Inducted into the National Ski Hall of Fame in 2003.
World Cup results
- 1 win - (1 SG)
- 7 podiums - (4 DH, 3 SG)
|1993||27 Feb 1993||Whistler, BC, Canada||Downhill||2nd|
|1994||12 Dec 1993||Val-d'Isère, France||Super G||3rd|
|29 Dec 1993||Bormio, Italy||Downhill||3rd|
|12 Mar 1994||Whistler, BC, Canada||Downhill||3rd|
|13 Mar 1994||Super G||1st|
|16 Mar 1994||Vail, CO, USA||Downhill||3rd|
|1995||11 Dec 1994||Tignes, France||Super G||2nd|
- Tommy Moe at the International Ski Federation
- FIS-Ski.com - World Cup season standings - Tommy Moe - 1990-98
- Ski-db.com - results - Tommy Moe
- Sports Reference.com - Olympic results - Tommy Moe
- Jackson Hole.com - Tommy Moe
- Tordrillo Mountain Lodge - Tommy Moe
- Classic Mountain Zone.com - Tommy Moe - 1998 retirement
- Washington Post.com - Unheralded Tommy Moe... - 14-Feb-1994