Join along in our 1960 Winter Games historical trivia series. Each day is an anniversary celebration with historical look backs and a chance to win an Adult Midweek 2020-2021 Ticket to Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows and an entry into the Grand Prize of a 3-Night Stay at a Resort of Your Choice. Plus, Grand Pacific Resorts is making a $10 donation in your name to The SNOW Sports Museum as a commitment to preserving the legacy of the valley.
Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and environmentalist Andrea Mead Lawrence never graduated from high school, but she got her education on the slopes.
She started skiing at age three, racing at age 10, and made the U.S. Ski Team by the time she was 14 before making her Olympic debut at the Olympic Winter Games St. Moritz 1948 the following year.
Four years later, Lawrence became the first American alpine skier to take home two Gold Medals at the Olympic Winter Games Oslo 1952 while also setting a slalom record that would remain unbroken for six decades.
Between 1952 and 1956, she had three children. Her third child was born just four months before the Olympic Winter Games Cortina d’Ampezzo 1956, and she still placed fourth in the giant slalom event.
At the Olympic Winter Games Squaw Valley 1960, Lawrence skied the Olympic Torch into the Opening Ceremony before passing it off.
After retiring from competition, she became an environmental activist dedicated to preserving the Sierra Nevadas and established the Andrea Lawrence Institute for Mountains and Rivers.
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