Olympian Alice Merryweather Announces Retirement

2018 Olympian and long-time Stifel U.S. Ski Team member Alice Merryweather has officially announced her retirement from alpine ski racing.

“After much grief, deliberation, anger, and ultimately, acceptance, I have decided to retire from world cup ski racing. Saying this breaks my heart. But without the support of the US Ski Team moving forward, I don’t see a realistic path towards achieving my world cup and Olympic dreams.

"Naturally, I feel devastated to “give up” before accomplishing my highest skiing goals. I am also incredibly proud of the work I put in along the way, and I will forever be a better, stronger person because of this sport.

"Thank you first and foremost to my family. To my parents, who drove me around New England throughout my childhood so that I could pursue this crazy sport, and to my brother, who instilled in me a drive and competitive spirit that I still cherish today, every opportunity I have had in this career is because of you guys. Next, thank you to my teammates, who over the years have supported, celebrated, and challenged me, even as we competed head to head in this crazy individual sport. You all have taught me the meaning of genuine compassion. To the @usskiteam, including my coaches, medical staff, strength coaches, and so many more, thank you for supporting me for the last eight years. They’ve been the best eight years of my life and I couldn’t have done any of it without you.

"More thank yous coming soon, but for now, that’s all. Looking forward to starting a new chapter.”

Merryweather joined the team in 2015 after earning a spot on the junior world championship team in 2014 and 2015. After skiing to impressive results, she quickly made her World Cup debut in 2016. She then raced on home snow at the Killington Cup the following season; the rest is history. In 2017, Merryweather was crowned the Junior Worlds downhill champion.

In 2018, Merryweather was selected to represent the United States of America for the Beijing Olympic Winter Games, where she competed in the alpine combined and slalom events. Merryweather was also a member of the 2019 World Championships team. In her career, Merryweather overcame a large leg injury she sustained in a summer training camp in 2019. This injury kept her out of the starting gate for two seasons but Merryweather was determined to return to the World Cup start gate. She fully recovered and skied an entire World Cup speed season in the 2023-24 season.


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