“I think a lot of being a great champion is having a good attitude to go with the physical skills. Someone that works really hard to make themselves better is a champion in any walk of life.”
A four-time Olympian whose priority has shifted out of competition after spending 15 years on the U.S. Ski Team. Although a winter athlete, Stacey is passionate about sports in all 4 seasons and working to keep the outdoors a playground for all. Mountain and road biking, hiking, back-country skiing, environmental stewardship, and working to get more kids playing outside is where passion runs deep for this Eastern Sierra resident. Stacey is the Director of the Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation which provides academic and athletic programs and funding to keep kids playing and striving to be their best. She also enjoys working with Clif Bar, Protect Our Winters, and other Clif athletes on doing good for our environment.
Stacey Cook By The Numbers
I really believe in the power that sports have to shape children in the most positive of ways. I credit my confidence, respect for others, respect for diversity, and willingness to work hard to what I’ve learned in sports. I am passionate about giving children that opportunity to get outside. I serve as the treasurer on the Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation, which works to support and motivate you through education and athletics. Last year we were able to support over 800 children in a Ski PE program, which gave many of them the opportunity to learn skiing or snowboarding for the first time. We also support a mountain bike team, winter sports, and a flexible school program run through the public school so it remains accessible to all kids in our community.
My family - I am so blessed to have a family that has taught me to work hard and be passionate about what I’m doing. My brother and I were never the most talented athletes and didn’t grow up in a family that stressed performance, but we learned to work hard from our dad and how to love every minute of it from our mom, and we both made it to the professional level in our sports.