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August 29, 2012

We recently interviewed Thomas Biesemeyer, Rossignol athlete and a current member of the United States World Cup Ski Team. Having grown-up in Keene, NY, he is very familiar with cold winters and the icy slopes of Lake Placid, which has certainly shaped his skiing style; more recently, helping him claim the 2011 NorAm overall and super combined championship titles. Learn more about Thomas below.

Q&A- Snapshot with Thomas Biesemeyer:

  1. The mountain I learned to ski on: was Whiteface when I was 2 years old
  2. I can’t live without: Oxygen (ha) and the company of others
  3. My favorite food is: Crepes
  4. When I’m not skiing, you can find me: Recently, it has been the golf course
  5. My favorite movie of all time is without question: Cinderella Man or American Gangster
  6. Who/What inspires you? My intuition to compete
  7. Favorite:
    a. Song: Anything that you can dance to
    b. Book: Unbroken by Laura Hildenburg
    c. Vacation Spot: Keene, NY
  8. Race insight:
    My 2012 World Cup debut season was highlighted with a thirtieth place. Although I was not satisfied with this finish, making the top thirty cut and earning World Cup points is a tremendous achievement. With hard training, perseverance and focus, I know that I can earn the results that I am capable of this upcoming year. I have been a member on the US Ski Team for four years now and I have always tried to be honest with myself. I have always tried to keep things in perspective when setting my goals, I believe it is better to set realistic goals rather than get dreams mixed up with goals.