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Kirsten Clark  

Hall of Fame Alpine Skier

Kirsten Clark (born 23 April 1977) is an American former alpine skier who competed in the 1998 Winter Olympics, 2002 Winter Olympics, and 2006 Winter Olympics.

“Clarkie,” as she was known to her teammates for 13 years on the U.S. Ski Team, started racing at Sugarloaf at the age of 7 at Sugarloaf. During those 13 years, the Raymond native won 12 U.S. titles, including five straight Downhill crowns. Eight times she stood on World Cup Podiums, one time on the top step with a downhill gold medal around her neck in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. She competed in three Winter Olympics and six World Alpine Championships, winning a Silver Medal in Super-G in 2003 at St. Moritz.

Kirsten was inducted into the Maine Ski Hall of Fame in 2010 not long after her retirement from the U.S. Ski Team. She now lives in Squaw Valley, Calif., with her husband Andres Rickenbach and their child.

She joined an impressive list of Maine skiers in the National Ski Hall of Fame.


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