A Letter from Billy KiddOlympic Director of Skiing, Steamboat Springs

Mrs. Shriver has changed the world. She has shown how we can get along if we have a common denominator, which is sports and competition.

Billy Kidd

About Billy Kidd

Billy Kidd grew up in Stowe, Vermont where he learned the fundamentals of ski racing. He skied for the University Vermont of the Mountains ski team and later became the first American male alpine racer to win an Olympic medal, taking the silver at Innsbruck, Austria in 1964. In 1970, he became the first American man to win a world championship, taking the combined gold at the FIS meet at Val Gardena, Italy. Shortly after that, he turned pro and became the first champion of that series.

Billy has been a Colorado resident since he attended the University of Colorado. He has since set his roots down in Steamboat Springs, where he represents the area as a goodwill ambassador, wearing his familiar feathertrimmed cowboy hat. Currently Director of Skiing at Steamboat, he is also a writer for "Skiing Magazine" and has authored three books including "Billy Kidd's Ski Racing Book."

Billy also spends his time designing several ski products and is a Head Coach for Special Olympics. Billy has served on the International Board of Directors for Special Olympics.