The torch will be soon be lit for the XXI Olympic Winter Games. Travel Michigan is looking for information about Winter Olympians who have Pure Michigan roots or have trained on our slopes, ice, luge and terrain parks.
Michigan has played a significant role in training Olympian athletes. The Olympic Education Center on the campus of Northern Michigan University is one four Olympic training centers in the country. Snowboarding was invented in Michigan and added as an Olympic event in 1998. Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is home to one of the first alpine ski areas in the Midwest as well as some of the most scenic Nordic ski trails in the entire Great Lakes region. The Otsego Ski Club has the largest pipe east of the Rockies, similar to the one Olympian snowboarders will perform on in Vancouver.
If you are a former or current Pure Michigan Winter Olympian or know of someone who is, please let us know. You can leave a comment below, or use our comment form to send us an email.