Hailing from Wilson, Wyo., BLIZ USA’s newest Alpine Athlete Force team member has represented the U.S. Ski Team for many years with her skiing talent and longevity. Resi Stiegler boasts expertise and skiing wisdom with almost two decades of racing on the World Cup under her belt.
“SKIING IS SUCH AN INDIVIDUAL SPORT AND I HAVE ALWAYS FOUGHT TO BE UNIQUE AND OWN MY LOOK,” SAID STIEGLER. “I AM SO THANKFUL THAT BLIZ SEES ME FOR WHO I AM RIGHT NOW AND WANTS TO SUPPORT THAT. IT’S MORE FUN WHEN YOU FEEL THE SUPPORT OF A COMPANY AND THEY TRULY SEE WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT FLARE AND SPARKLE YOU HAVE. IT’S A LOT OF FUN TO WORK TOGETHER WHEN IT COMES TOGETHER NATURALLY AND FOR THE RIGHT REASONS!
After a sidelining injury in 2019, Stiegler has spent her pre-season getting back into top level racing shape and back onto the World Cup. This season’s main light shines in Cortina, Italy as Stiegler sets her sights on qualifying for the 2021 World Champs this February.
“I am so happy to be racing world cup again and to be competing at the highest level, working my way up in points and working on qualifying for the World Champs.”
In order to understand a little bit about Resi’s steadfast devotion to alpine, it’s significant to go back in time to when it all began for her.
“My dad was an Olympic Champion for Austria and moved to Jackson Hole to run the ski school there. It was the perfect way to be brought up in the mountains. I just loved to be out in the mountains, skiing or hiking or camping and I learned so much about myself and how to survive. Skiing was our form of daycare and it created this loving environment which built my career with passion for the sport from the beginning.”
A true product of the mountains, Stiegler maintains the spirit of testing limits both within herself and out on the slopes.
“I love having goals and I also love just surprising myself. It’s so cool to do something no one expected you to do or be able to accomplish. At my age, it’s rare to see someone on the World Cup and after the career I have had I can say I still love every second of it … maybe even more now.”
Stiegler has a special home in the face of adrenaline-stimulating activities, but what does she do when she’s not globetrotting for outdoor adventure or competing the worlds toughest terrain? According to Stiegler, she’ll find fulfillment in just about anything that pushes the limits.
“I think we are so lucky in this time to be challenged so easily and have it all at our finger tips. We can learn just about anything with the click of a button and explore most of the world very easily. I like to gather info and study things that interest me or regions we travel to. Anything that speaks to me or sparks my curiosity is a joy to dive into.”
Release courtesy of BLIZ USA.