6\' 4\" 194cm
215 lbs 97k
World Junior Champion Slalom 2002
World Junior Silver Medalist Combined 2002
2x National Downhill Champion 2004, 2005
2x Olympian (2006 Torino, 2010 Vancouver)
World Cup Champion 2012 Val Gardena Downhill
World Cup Champion 2006 Val Gardena Downhill
World Cup 2nd Place 2007 Beaver Creek Downhill
World Cup 3rd Place 2006 Beaver Creek Downhill
Born and bred in Utah, Steven Nyman was skiing at 2, his Mom taught him how to ski while his Dad ran the ski school at Sundance Mountain Resort. Steven and his three brother chased each other all over the mountains teaching and pushing each other to different skiing heights. His younger brother Blake migrated more toward the freeskiing scene gaining several segments in films and magazines around the globe, Michael his older brother became a ski patroller for several years, while Sam, the youngest, enjoys his time skiing for fun.
Steven stuck to racing and dreamt of skiing in the Olympics and winning on the World Cup level. While racing for the Park City Ski Team he became a discretionary pick to the 2002 World Junior squad where he landed two medals. Gold in the Slalom and Silver in the combined. Coaches were so impressed, they entered him in a World Cup slalom six days later and he finished 15th! Since then he progressed to win on every level all the way to the top winning his first World Cup in Val Gardena, Italy in 2007 and becoming a 2x Olympian 06', 10'.
His goals reach far beyond the heights he has currently reached. Winning on the World Cup wasn't satisfying enough. Steven aspires to be the first American man to win the World Cup Downhill globe (being the most consistent Downhill skier in the world over that particular season), Olympic Medal and a World Championship medal!
In 2011 during a routine training run in Copper Mountain, CO, Steven crashed and tore his Achillies tendon. It was a major setback but without hesitiation he got right back to training and rehab. Putting in serious hours in the gym and many days on the ski hill in the southern hemisphere. The season after the injury he stormed back and claimed the victory on a familiar track in Val Gardena, Italy!
In his spare time Steven expands his web project, www.fantasyskiracer.com. He has also taken the stadium mic at the Birds of Prey races in Beaver Creek and the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships at Winter Park. Fan reviews where nothing but rave, though his coaches say he's better at skiing.
In 2010 Steven wanted to create a better connection between ski racing and its fans. So he created www.FantasySkiRacer.com He and his brother set out and designed the site for fun as a side project. It quickly grew to ski racings premier fantasy website. He and his brother continue to run the site and improve it with everyones feedback. Try it out yourself, see if you can compete with the rest of the World!
2014/15 BeginsThe season is almost here! It was a lot of fun to watch the World Cup opener in Sölden, Austria! Sölden is a special race, it kicks the season off with a bang and you can see where you stand on a true World Cup piste.
Over the summer training, we randomly get to train with other nations on various hills around the world, from Chile, New Zealand to Colorado right before the true winter season kicks off. You have it in the back of your head as to how you stack up against the competition. But you truly never know until you kick out of the gate on a World Cup piste. The snow is always different from training, it is less forgiving, more demanding and always an eyeopener. You see it again and again, you hear the rumors of people skiing well but the truth come out when you kick out of the gate.
I am chomping at the bit to get my season underway. My first World Cup race is the last weekend of November in Lake Louise, Canada. This summer has been extremely productive for me and I feel more ready than ever for the season to get under way!