Billy Demong Headshot
Report a problem with this profile
[email protected]

Billy Demong      

American Nordic Combined Skier and Olympic Gold Medalist

With a career on the snow of over 15 years, Billy Demong has produced some staggering numbers and memorable moments as America’s best-ever nordic combined skier.

In addition to his gold and silver medal performance at the 2010 Olympics Games (historic firsts for Team USA), Demong is already a four-time Olympian, a 21-time World Cup Medalist (nine of which are gold), a record setting nine-time U.S. World Team member and an eight-time U.S. National Champion.

Billy was on cross country skis by the time he was 3 with his dad in the woods of upstate NY. By 5, he was racing, and by 8, he began ski jumping at the former Olympic venue in Lake Placid. He made his Olympic debut at 17 in Nagano, Japan in 1998.

In 2002, Billy won his first career World Cup, then months later fractured his skull from a shallow dive into a swimming pool. The accident nearly ended his career, though today Billy sees it as the true turning point in becoming a champion.

Forced to take a break from the intense demands of training while recovering left him ample time for soul searching. His true passion for the sport was rekindled and upon returning to the snow, and he never looked back.

Off the snow Billy is nearly as good a cyclist as he is a skier, and he’s a lifelong avid outdoorsman. He’s the founder of an environmental consulting agency, Demong Designs.


Billy Demong teaches Matt how to ski on wheels - Video on TODAY ...

Video on Four-time Olympian in the Nordic Combined Billy Demong shows the TODAY anchors how he trains in the off-season with skis on wheels ...

Related Speakers View all

More like Billy