Sarah Schleper (born February 19, 1979 in Glenwood Springs, Colorado) is an American-Mexican alpine skier whose career started in 1995. Her lone World Cup victory was at a slalom event in Switzerland in 2005.
Schleper was named to the US team for the 2010 Winter Olympics in late 2009.
Schleper announced her retirement shortly before competing in her last world cup slalom on December 29, 2011 in Lienz, Austria. In her career spanning a total of 15 years, she took part in 186 World Cup races and achieved 4 podium finishes and one victory.
As has become traditional—a skier in her retirement race can wear any apparel she desires—Schleper wore a thin brown summer dress, bare-armed and bare-legged, and stopped halfway down the course to pick up her 4-year-old son. She then skied the rest of the course with the boy in her arms, to the enjoyment of the crowd and fellow skiers. Lindsey Vonn gave Schleper a long hug in the finish area, and race organizers presented her with a huge bouquet of roses.
In June 2014, she came out of retirement to represent Mexico. She is married to Mexican Federico Gaxiola and acquired Mexican citizenship in April 2014. She raced for Mexico in the women's giant slalom at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2015.
World Cup results
|2001||10 Dec 2000||Sestriere, Italy||Slalom||2nd|
|30 Dec 2000||Semmering, Austria||Giant slalom||3rd|
|2004||13 Mar 2004||Sestriere, Italy||Slalom||2nd|
|2005||12 Mar 2005||Lenzerheide, Switzerland||Slalom||1st|
World Championship results
Olympic results 
- Meyer, John (June 9, 2014). "Alpine ski racer Sarah Schleper coming out of retirement at age 35". Denver Post. Denver, Colorado, United States. Retrieved October 25, 2014.
- "Double bonus for dual citizen Schleper at worlds". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved February 13, 2015.
- Sarah Schleper at the International Ski Federation
- FIS-ski.com – Sarah Schleper – World Cup season standings
- Ski-db.com – Sarah Schleper – results
- Sarah's U.S. Olympic Team bio
- Sarah Schleper at Sports Reference – Olympic results
- Official website
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