Steven Nyman

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Alpine, USA

The big guy from Utah, who is as cool as a refrigerator is showing class and performing really well in downhill and combined events. We are still waiting for Steven to teach us to kite surf!

About

Nick Name:

Planet Provo, Nemo, Sven Negmond

Date of Birth:

Feb 12, 1982

Height:

6’4″ 195cm

Weight:

210 lbs 95 kg

Residence:

Provo, UT

Leaving skiing (and other sports) aside for a moment, what is your major interest/hobby?

I go in spurts, I really like photography, drawing, cooking and a good book

Do you have any special engagements?

I support A Child’s Hope Foundation. In 2004 I went to Haiti and helped build an orphanage. achildshopefoundation.org

What gives you energy and lets you think about other things than skiing?

When I read it always motivates me. It gets my brain going. I have to have a pen by my side so I can take down notes of what inspires me

What do you do to unwind?

Run Away! Haha. I like being alone in the woods

What is your favorite city to visit and why?

Venice is really cool. There is so much history. I was fortunate enough to have a locals tour. The guy took me every where you wouldn’t go

Where do you preferably spend your time off?

Where ever I feel like it. I like seeing new places. Every spring I take off to somewhere new

What do you plan/hope you will do when you have finished your skiing career?

I HAVE NO CLUE

What, in your life is most awarding?

Living up to my expectations. Progression

Skiing since?

1984

What started you skiing?

Parents

Why do you ski?

The freedom, the clarity of mind

Best part of skiing?

The speed, scaring myself. Picking apart my problems

Hardest part?

Skiing always fun!

Weakness?

I HAVE NO WEAKNESS!!!! haha

Most important people in your life and career?

Family

Worst moment in career?

Breaking my leg in Altenmarkt, Austria a day after winning my first Europa Cup

Best moment in career?

Winning the Val Gardena World Cup

General career goals?

World Cup Overall Title

Favorite food?

Mom’s Home Cookin

Favorite reading?

Anything that stimulates my brain. Anything with some good lessons hidden within it

Favorite music?

Classic Rock right now! And Pearl Jam

Best idea of having good time?

Beach, Wind, Warm Water or Mountains, Deep Snow and Steep Pistes

Favorite place to travel to?

Home

Most respected skiers?

Kjetil Andre Aamott, Ingemar Stenmark

Favorite spots and resorts?

The Cottonwoods (Salt Lake City), Sundance, Kitzbuhel

Advice to beginners?

Find what needs fixing and then fix it

A training week?

Biking, lifting, kiting and practice something Im bad at

Training “secret”?

Play with discipline

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