“I think a lot of being a great champion is having a good attitude to go with the physical skills. Someone that works really hard to make themselves better is a champion in any walk of life.”
Three-time olympian Stacey Cook has been a member US Ski team for the last fourteen seasons. The country music buff describes herself as resilient, relentless, and fearless. She raced just 5 days after a high speed crash during a training run at the 2010 Olympics that resulted in a helicopter medivac. Did we mention she’s fearless?! When not tearing down a race course on two planks, she is exploring exotic destinations, and earning her Business Degree through a distance learning program. She’s a big fan of mixing up her training regimen with long-distance hikes and mountain and road rides in the Eastern Sierras. Stacey is a big-time positive impact player in her community. A committed environmentalist, Stacey also fights the good fight as an outspoken Sierra Club member and hybrid vehicle owner!
Stacey Cook By The Numbers
I really believe in the power that sports have to shape children in the most positive of ways. I credit my confidence, respect for others, respect for diversity, and willingness to work hard to what I’ve learned in sports. I am passionate about giving children that opportunity to get outside. I serve as the treasurer on the Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation, which works to support and motivate you through education and athletics. Last year we were able to support over 800 children in a Ski PE program, which gave many of them the opportunity to learn skiing or snowboarding for the first time. We also support a mountain bike team, winter sports, and a flexible school program run through the public school so it remains accessible to all kids in our community.
My family - I am so blessed to have a family that has taught me to work hard and be passionate about what I’m doing. My brother and I were never the most talented athletes and didn’t grow up in a family that stressed performance, but we learned to work hard from our dad and how to love every minute of it from our mom, and we both made it to the professional level in our sports.