Andrew Weibrecht

Marketer, Commentator, Ski Coach, Outdoor Guide

Hometown

Lake Placid, New York

Current

Lake Placid, New York

Andrew grew up hiking, skiing and exploring the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York. He started ski racing when he was 5, qualified for the US Ski Team when he was 16, and then raced professionally for 16 years from 2002-2018. During that time Andrew competed on the World Cup for 11 full seasons and raced at 4 World Championships and 3 Olympics. He won 2 Olympic medals (Bronze Vancouver 2010 and Silver Sochi 2014) before retiring from competitive skiing in 2018. Since his “retirement” he has moved back to Lake Placid and is excited to explore, ski, hike, bike, fish and paddle the 6 million acres of the Adirondack Park.

What do you do to create balance in your life?

I make a point of getting outside every day. During my last years as a ski racer, I rediscovered time outside kept me on an even keel and helped me to keep going through a long season. My wife and I have taken that concept into my life after athletics and now enjoy sharing that love with our two young girls.

What inspiration do you find in the outdoors?

The outdoors are where I’m able to clear my head and keep my life straight. My wife and I have always prioritized living in places with ready access to the outdoors and find it even more important now we are raising a family of our own. I have never needed motivation to get outside but rather use the prospect of time outside to motivate me to do the things I need to maintain this lifestyle.

What does Let The Outside In mean to you?

It means never having to stop because of the conditions. Growing up in the Adirondacks, we never skipped a day because of conditions, my Mom’s mantra was “There’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes”.