“I’m thrilled to partner with Sweet Protection as I continue to compete on the world’s stage. After speaking with the team at Sweet Protection it was clear they wanted to connect with the U.S. racing community even more than they have, and I wanted to work with them. It was a natural fit, and I’m very excited this partnership came together.”
Ford (right), is widely considered one of the fastest movers in ski racing, and placed 12th in the Giant Slalom at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. He also competed in the Giant Slalom in the 2018 and 2010 Winter Olympics, and has finished in the Top 20 in the Giant Slalom standings in the World Cup four of the past five years, including a personal-best fifth-place finish in 2020.
Originally from Bend, Ore., and a student of Dartmouth University, Ford has 14 top-10 finishes in World Cup Giant Slalom events during his career, and he is a nine-time national champion in the U.S. Championships, most recently in 2018.
He suffered a season ending knee injury during a crash in January 2021, but returned to racing during the Beijing Winter Olympics earlier this year and earned his first Top 10 finish in a World Cup race since the injury in the season opener in Soelden, Austria, this October.
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He got his first pair of skis in January 1999. He started skiing in Marikollen Skisenter, a small hill about 5 minutes from where he grew up, in Rælingen, Norway.
For winter 2021, we launched a very special collab project together with two times Olympic Medalist, World Championship medalist and World Cup Winner. She is one of the most dangerous alpinists you could face in a race – but the kindest spirit you will meet when the clock isn’t ticking, Ragnhild Mowinckel.