The youngest of four kids in an all ski-racing family, Edie Thys Morgan grew up chasing her siblings all over the mountain at Squaw Valley in California. That may be what made her into a top downhill and super-G skier on the U.S. Ski Team. After retiring from competition, the two-time Olympian (1988, 1992) embarked on a writing career, creating the popular column “Racer eX” for Ski Racing and SKI magazines and becoming a senior editor at SKI. Now a freelance writer and author, Edie lives in New Hampshire, where she and her husband (fellow ski racer Chan Morgan) coach for the Ford Sayre Ski Club. Their two ski-racing sons have continued the family tradition of chasing each other around mountains from Squaw Valley to Jackson Hole to the Dartmouth Skiway.
Gear Inspired by Edie
Edie’s hat is inspired by her first Squaw Valley Ski Team hat (featured on the cover of her book, Shut Up and Ski). “It was red with an American flag on the front, and every single person on our team wore it. I’m not sure I wore any other hat for a few years.”