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David Chodounsky, USA

Age : 29
Team : U.S. Ski Team
Home Mountain : Crested Butte, CO
Training ground : Park City, UT
Favorite mountain to freeski : Crested Butte, CO
Ski Programs Attended : Crested Butte Academy
Education : Dartmouth College
Competition Events : Alpine (GS, SL)

about me

Why does David love skiing?

Love the feeling of glory when winning races, but love feeling the flow going down the slopes when it's just you and the mountain.

Goals for the season?

Become the top slalom skier in the world and grab a medal at the 2014 Olympics at Sochi


Fly fishing, camping, dirt biking, golf, Broncos football

Best Moment?

Winning the NCAA team Championship in 2007

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David's Quiver - Recommended Products



Multiple time NCAA champion, U.S. champion and 2014 Olympian David Chodounsky knows a thing or two about skiing and appropriate skiwear. With what seems like an entire wardrobe of ski gear, ski helmets, ski goggles and and boots, musicians would refer to him as a “gear head”. With something for just about any situation on the slopes, let’s take a look at his gear selection.

David is a Nordica loyalist and sticks to their skis and boots while the same can be said about Shred with his ski helmet and goggle combination. Much like his Olympic counterpart Andrew Weibrecht, David trusts Shred, Ted Ligety’s Company with head safety and Spyder with warmth and comfortable outerwear.

David Chodounsky also uses a variety of apparel to protect his shins from the assault of ski gates. As an Olympic caliber slalomer, your shins can take a beating after a tough day on the slopes, which is why he uses Slytech Assault Racing shin guards and SmartWool PHD Light Ski Socks. The socks provide exceptional warmth under a thin façade and the shin guards protect the lower half of your legs from being torn up while you tear up the slopes. Discover all the skis, skiwear, ski jackets, and other hardware David Chodounsky uses below!

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Thanks to my Sponsors

  • Nordica
  • Shred Optics
  • Swix Poles

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