Renie Gorsuch - Sport Builder / Athlete - 2007
One of top racers on the U.S. Women’s Ski Team, Renie made her Winter Olympic debut at Squaw Valley, California in 1960. While racing for the team, she met her future husband, David Gorsuch, and the two formed their own incredible team that forever changed the face and fashion of Colorado skiing. Starting a small ski retail store that would go on to define the industry, Renie Gorsuch worked tirelessly to create a sense of fashion for the sport.Bringing mountain elegance and a refined fashion sense to the slopes was no easy task in the formative days of the sport, but Gorsuch Ltd. soon became a standard for the ski industry with stores throughout the state of Colorado. Under Renie’s direction and using the grandeur of the Colorado Rockies as a visual backdrop, the store catalogue introduced millions of people around the nation to the beauty of Colorado and mountain living. Renie embraced both the sport of skiing and the mountain lifestyle and sold countless people on the beauty of Colorado’s ski country.