Andrew was born in raised in Lake Placid and grew up skiing and racing for the local ski club until he made the US Ski Team at 16. Andrew raced on the Audi FIS World Cup from 2006-2018, was named to four World Championship Teams and three Olympic Teams, earning a bronze medal in Vancouver 2010 and a silver medal in Sochi 2014, both in the Super G event. After retiring in 2018 Andrew moved back to Lake Placid full time, living with his wife Denja and children Adalina, Silje and Mattias. Andrew and Denja are psyched to raise their kids in the limitless beauty and endless wilderness of the Adirondack Mountains. Some of the Weibrechts’ favorite family activities include hiking, camping, fishing, cross-country skiing, backcountry skiing, mountain biking and hanging out in the beautiful place they call home.
Stio's commitment to sustainability and outdoor stewardship align closely with my way of life and personal values. Both personally and professionally, I believe quality never needs to suffer to stay true to one's core values, and I see this in Stio's corporate ethos, which I love.
I find balance by spending time outside and with my family, often at the same time. With so much access so close to where we live, there are few days when we don't get out and enjoy something together. When I can sneak out to cross-country ski or mountain bike solo, I never mind that either.
There are so many. Skiing in Japan, ski-touring in Iceland, skiing from the fjords in Norway, fly fishing so many places, the list goes on and on.
It depends on my mood, but I love older punk rock (Dead Kennedys, AFI, Bad Religion, Sex Pistols) when I'm out doing adrenaline type stuff. I used to always listen to it before I would race because weirdly it calms me down, shuts off my inner monologue and tightens my focus.
Love what you do and don't get hurt. In my experience, the best way to excel at mountain sports is to keep yourself in one piece so you can keep doing the fun stuff.