Hilary Lindh

Hilary Lindh ( born May 10, 1969 in Juneau, Alaska) is a former American alpine skier. Mid-1990s, she was one of the most successful athletes in the disciplines of downhill and Super -G. You ever once world champion and Olympic silver medalist, in Ski World Cup, she won three races.


International Lindh was the first time at the Junior World Cup 1986 in Bad Kleinkirchheim, when she won the gold medal in the downhill. A week earlier she had won in this discipline, the U.S. Championship. On March 15, 1986, she arrived at the departure in Colorado for the first time in the World Cup to use and took 13th the first World Cup points. Due to injury, she could but during the 1986/87 season deny a single race.

For several years, the rather reclusive Lindh was one of the most consistent riders and achieved regular World Cup results in the top ten. In addition to their extraverted teammate Picabo Street she fell on hard. This changed at the Olympic Winter Games in 1992, when they surprisingly won the silver medal in Meribel on the slopes " Roc de Fer"; on the Canadian Olympic gold medalist Kerrin Lee - Gartner, she lost only six hundredths of a second. The 1992/93 season they had to end early due to a sideband crack after only a few races.

On February 2, 1994 Lindh finally succeeded in the Sierra Nevada, the first victory in a World Cup downhill. Two more runs they won in December 1994 in Vail and Lake Louise. End of the 1994/95 season they finished second in the downhill World Cup standings, behind the superior Picabo Street, who won all but one other race. At the World Championships in 1996 in the Sierra Nevada, she was third in the downhill and super-G Fifth.

Despite permanent back pain itself Lindh decided to continue on for another year. It was followed by the peak of her career, the World Cup 1997: In Sestriere, she won the gold medal in the downhill, before the Swiss Heidi Zurbriggen and the Swede Pernilla Wiberg. The end of her career were the U.S. Championships in March 1997, where she won the title in the Downhill and Super -G.

After her resignation sat Lindh at the University of British Columbia, it's biology studies continue. Today it operates as a business woman; she is the owner of an advertising agency and a market research firm, which advises winter sports areas in environmental issues. In 2005, she was inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame.


Olympic games

  • Albertville 1992: 2nd exit, 17th Super -G
  • Lillehammer 1994: 7 Downhill, Super-G 13

World Championships

  • Vail 1989: 15 Departure
  • Saalbach 1991: 10 Super -G
  • Sierra Nevada 1996: 3rd exit, 5 Super G
  • Sestriere 1997: 1st exit, 18 Super -G

Junior World Championships

  • Jasna 1985: 11 Departure
  • Bad Kleinkirchheim 1986 1st exit

World Cup

  • Season 1993/94: 5 Downhill World Cup
  • Season 1994/95: 2nd downhill World Cup
  • Season 1996/ 97: 9 Downhill World Cup
  • 5 podiums, including two victories:

Other successes

  • Winning the super-G standings of the Nor- Am Cup in season 1991/1992
  • 5 U.S. Championship titles: 3x departure (1986, 1989, 1997)
  • 1x Super -G ( 1997)
  • 1x Combination ( 1992)


  • World Sports Archives, Edition 35/1997 ( Munzinger archive)