Olympic skiers do more than work out and bash gates. Some make goggles, coffee, hats, and notecards. Introducing four Olympians to watch out for at the 2010 Vancouver Games—and the products and businesses they've launched to provide a little job security after the big show. By Liz Yokubison.
For the past two seasons, Grete (Gret-a) Eliassen has travelled from Scandinavia to Argentina for her upcoming feature-length film. Shot fully in high-definition, the film explores what it's like to be an international ski superstar. Here are some photos from the project, and watch for the film when it drops this fall.
Backstrom's pad is full of, well, normal stuff.
Pro skiers spend their summers pounding nails or waitressing, right? Maybe back in the pioneering days of pro skiing, but now, summer lifestyle includes anything from traveling to other parts of the world to ski, training for upcoming events, or perfecting other talents, like music, or making piñatas.