Nelson Carmichael - Athlete - 2004

After moving to Steamboat Springs at age 12, Nelson embarked on a career that makes him arguably the most decorated skier in this state's storied history. In nine years on the World Cup mogul circuit, Nelson won the overall title twice and collected a dozen victories.He is a two-time Olympian and Colorado's first Olympic Moguls medalist, and he also won six national titles.In twenty years of competing, he never missed a start due to injury or illness.In 1999 Nelson founded 1080 Degrees, Inc., a ski and snowboard soft goods company.Rising above his considerable athletic and business achievements are Nelson's character and passion for skiing and Colorado.