At age 21, Ligety shocked the world by becoming the youngest American male to win an Olympic Gold medal in alpine skiing. He continued to dominate the men’s alpine circuit with five World Cup overall giant slalom titles and five World Championship titles. In 2013 Ligety became the first man in 45 years to win three events at the World Championships, and in 2014 he won the first-ever men’s giant slalom gold medal for the USA. At the 2015 World Championships on home soil in Colorado, Ligety became the first skier to win three consecutive World Championship titles in giant slalom securing his place in history as a legend in his sport.
Ligety is one of the hardest workers on the World Cup circuit. In addition to being one of the world’s best skiers, he runs his own business, a company called Shred Optics.