Marco Sullivan Alpine, World Cup downhill winner

Want to spot the Marco Sullivan fans in the stands at a World Cup downhill finish? Just look for a sea of green—fans in their “Marco Rocks” hats. Tahoe born and bred, Marco started skiing on a snow-covered gravel hill in his backyard when he was three and soon graduated to Squaw’s Mighty Mite program. Ripping around Squaw’s gnarliest terrain made Marco a four-event skier, but when he decided to specialize in 2001, it was all about speed. One year later he competed in Salt Lake City at the 2002 Olympics. In 2006 Marco made his second Olympic team and won his first World Cup downhill. In 2009 he placed 3rd in the scenic but grueling Lauberhorn downhill in Wengen, Switzerland. Lately, the easygoing mountain man has mixed up his routine, traveling to Alaska to Helsinki to make films and becoming a three-time “Arctic Man” champ. Last season Marco made it all the way back to the World Cup podium, reminding us that he does, indeed, rock.

Gear Inspired by Marco

Twisted-Stitch Mitts
Twisted-Stitch Mitts


You can’t hold your cowbells if your hands are cold, so you might want to have a pair of these mittens, with their undeniable “Marco Rocks” message.