Simi Hamilton

 

Bio

Born in Aspen, Colorado, Simi’s favorite season has always been winter. With both alpine and cross-country skiing running deep in his family’s blood, he has spent his happiest days outside enjoying the powder on the slopes and the cross-country trails on the rolling terrain around his home. The love that he has for spending time outside has driven him to pursue a vast array of activities outside of ski racing. In the summer, you can often find him riding single track on his mountain bike or rock climbing a remote western crag. In the Spring, he takes advantage of the runoff in the Rockies by kayaking steep creeks and usually finds his way to the coast to ride big waves. And during the cold and stormy winter months, he always tries to find time when he is not racing to sneak into the backcountry and ski deep powder with his friends and family. After ski racing, he plans to live somewhere surrounded by big mountains and friendly people.

Simi began cross-country ski racing at the age of 13. An alumnus of the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club, he took advantage of his hometown’s excellent junior program to gain valuable racing and training experience both domestically and internationally. Between the age of 15-18, Simi tallied nine junior national championship titles and three Colorado high school state championship titles. He raced for Middlebury College (Division I) between ‘06-’09, earning three top-ten (“All-American”) finishes at NCAA championships. The highlight of his young career, Simi was named to the 2010 U.S. Olympic Team and competed in the classic sprint (29th place) as well as the 15 km skate race and 4×10 km relay in Vancouver, Canada. Currently, he is ranked 34th in the world in sprinting and has notched a World Cup top-10 and top-20 thus far in the 2011-2012 season. His primary goal is to win a medal in the freestyle sprint at the 2014 winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Top Performances

2010-present

U.S. Ski Team athlete

2008-present

Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation Olympic

Development Team member

2012

7th World Cup Classic sprint- Drammen, Norway

10th World Cup Freestyle sprint- Rogla, Slovenia

11th World Cup Classic sprint- Lahti, Finland

19th World Cup Freestyle sprint- Milan, Italy

1st SuperTour Finals prologue- Craftsbury, VT

5th U.S. Long Distance National Championships 50 KM- Craftsbury, VT

22nd ’11-’12 World Cup overall sprint ranking

2011

U.S. World Championship Team member-Oslo, Norway

25th freestyle sprint 2011 World Championships

51st 15 km classic 2011 World Championships

1st U.S. Super Tour Finals freestyle prologue

2nd overall U.S. Super Tour Finals (mini-tour format)

2nd U.S. National Championships freestyle sprint

3rd OPA Cup Finals freestyle sprint-Ramsau, Austria

4th OPA Cup Finals 10 km freestyle-Ramsau, Austria

16th World Cup freestyle sprint-Davos, Switzerland

2010

U.S. Winter Olympic Team member

29th 2010 Olympics classic sprint

1st U.S. National Championships freestyle sprint

2001-2009

9 x U.S. Junior National Champion

6 x EISA Carnival Champion (Eastern D1 college division)

2 x NCAA All-American

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970.710.9092

24 Ardmore Drive

Aspen, CO 81611