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Hilary Lindh

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Hilary Lindh
Personal information
Born (1969-05-10) May 10, 1969 (age 55)
Juneau, Alaska, U.S.
OccupationAlpine skier
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Skiing career
DisciplinesDownhill, Super-G
World Cup debutMarch 15, 1986
(age 16)
RetiredMarch 1997
(age 27)
Teams3 - (1988, '92, '94)
Medals1 (0 gold)
World Championships
Teams4 - (1989, '91, '96, '97)
Medals2 (1 gold)
World Cup
Seasons11 - (1987-97)
Wins3 - (3 DH)
Podiums5 - (5 DH)
Overall titles0 - (9th, 1995)
Discipline titles0 - (2nd in DH, 1995)
Medal record
Women's alpine skiing
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1992 Albertville Downhill
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1997 Sestriere Downhill
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Sierra Nevada Downhill

Hilary Kirsten Lindh (born May 10, 1969) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from the United States. A specialist in the downhill event, she was a world champion and Olympic medalist.


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.[1]

Lindh was inducted into the National Ski Hall of Fame in 2005.[2]

Lindh is a granddaughter of performer and patron of the arts Connie Boochever and Federal appeals court judge Robert Boochever.[3]

World Cup victories[edit]

Season Date Location Discipline
1994 February 4, 1994 Sierra Nevada, Spain Downhill
1995 December 2, 1994 Vail, USA Downhill
December 10, 1994 Lake Louise, Canada Downhill

Other results[edit]

  • 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.


  1. ^ Juneau Empire.com - A snow-side chat with skier Hilary Lindh - 2010-03-14
  2. ^ U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame - inductees - Hilary Lindh - accessed 2011-12-29
  3. ^ Retired federal appeals judge Boochever dies at 94 - accessed 2013-12-07

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