Lundstam Rejoins U.S. Ski & Snowboard as Director of Alpine Sport Science
U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced that Per Lundstam has rejoined the organization as Director of Alpine Sport Science.
Lundstam rejoins the organization after an 11-year stint with Red Bull, where he served as the High Performance Manager. Prior to Red Bull, Lundstam worked with U.S. Ski & Snowboard from 1994 to 2010 as Head Strength Coach, working with the likes of Olympic champions Tommy Moe, Bode Miller, Ted Ligety, Lindsey Vonn, and Julia Mancuso.
High Performance Director Troy Taylor is eager to bring Lundstam back into the U.S. Ski & Snowboard fold heading into the 2021-22 season, highlighted by the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. "There are very few (if any) people in the world that can match Per’s knowledge and experience of alpine sport science support, from being a former; World Cup level athlete, coach and sport science manager at U.S. Ski & Snowboard and most recently the Director of Athlete Performance at Red Bull," commented Taylor. "Per’s re-hiring clearly demonstrates U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s continued commitment to providing “Best in the World” support to our athletes and I’m excited for the role that Per will play in driving us forward as we help athletes to fulfill their dreams”.
Lundstam echoes Taylor's sentiments and is ready to hit the ground running. "I am thrilled to join the U.S. Ski & Snowboard organization again," exclaimed Lundstam. "I have always felt the pull to return to alpine skiing with a focus on high performance. I'm very honored to be a part of such a great and driven organization with clear goals and actions in place to achieve those goals. It will be inspiring to learn from all my new colleagues and the athletes as to where the sport has developed over the last 10 years and where the sport is going forward. I'm very excited to jump in with the team and work with all the stakeholders to push the energy and momentum further."
Lundstam is already at work with athletes at the Center of Excellence in Park City, Utah, effective April 12.