Lake Placid, New York
Lake Placid, New York
Andirew Weibrecht is a retired alpine ski racer from the USA. He competed on the FIS World Cup from 2006-2018, participated in four World Championships (2009, 2013, 2015, 2017) and three Olympics (2010, 2014, 2018) winning a bronze medal in the Super G at the 2010 Vancouver games and a silver medal in the Super G at the 2014 Sochi games. After retiring from racing in 2018, Andrew finished his degree at Dartmouth College before returning home to Lake Placid full time. He and his wife Denja have three kids, Ada, Silje and Mattias and two dogs Fai and Magnus. They spend as much time in the outdoors as they can fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, alpine skiing and cross country/ski touring.
Surprising Fact: I'm afraid of heights.
What does living the mountain life mean to you?
It means working hard to maintain a lifestyle where I can fit in all the fun stuff, while keeping all my real life ducks in a row. The beauty of mountain living is that I can get out and ski before the kids wake up or sneak in an hour of fishing after everybody's in bed. Because everything's accessible it means there's never an excuse for not getting out and doing it.
What's one of the best decisions you've ever made?
Retiring from professional sports and life on the road (7+ months a year) to head back home and watch my kids grow up.
Describe what your perfect day in the outdoors looks like.
It depends on the season but regardless it typically starts with an early morning, involves my family and ends with a beer.
What's one reason you love working with Stio?
It's gear thoughtfully designed for all the things I love to do and is a company that has a mission and attitude that aligns with where I'm at philosophically.
Do you have any goals or objectives for the coming year?
Last season I started an attempt to ski the 46 Adirondack high peaks to support Make-A-Wish Northeast New York. I was able to get through 21 last year and my goal is to finish that project and get in the backcountry as much as possible.
How do you create balance in your life?
I get outside at least every day, often alone but preferably with my family. I've find almost any issue can be fixed with fresh air.
What styles (Stio products) are you most excited about this season, and where will you be taking them?
I'm psyched about the Objective line and I'm ready to take it straight into the backcountry.
What does Let The Outside In mean to you?
It means the only thing separating you from an epic day is the right gear to keep you safe and comfortable.