California’s Daron Rahlves is the most decorated downhiller in the history of U.S. skiing. So it stands to reason that he’s hardly slowed down since retiring from the U.S. Ski Team in 2006 after 13 years. Daron and his wife, Michelle, have charged into parenthood—with twins to dote on—and Daron has transitioned successfully from alpine racing into Ski Cross and big mountain freeskiing for films.
Though he suffered through a rough rookie season in the burgeoning discipline of Ski Cross (he crashed in all four finals he made), in 2008 he dialed it in to win his first X Games gold medal. He redoubled his focus on ski cross with one thing in mind – the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games. Though he walked away without a medal, Daron has become an alpine legend who now indulges in backcountry and big mountain ski film projects.
During his alpine career, Daron collected 28 total World Cup podiums and 12 victories, three World Championship medals, and one glorious Hahnenkamm Downhill title, among other accolades.
He is also proud to have created a unique event, Rahlves' Banzai Tour, a mix of big mountain freeriding and boardercross.
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